Monday, October 19, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

Monday, October 19

Outside my window...I see the sun! It has been missing for several days. But it is 44 degrees, which is January weather here in North Carolina!

I am thinking... about my oldest daughter this morning, who is away at college grieving the loss of a friend who was killed by a drunk driver yesterday morning. So hard to be far away at times like this.

I am thankful for... the opportunity my children have to participate in homeschool sports! We just spent the weekend at the NCHEAC State Homeschool Volleyball Tournament in Winston-Salem. Amanda's varsity team played out of their minds and finished 2nd overall. SO FUN!

From the learning rooms…Week 11 of Tapestry of Grace, Yr.3 - "Jacksonian Democracy"; today Jason has science and Latin with his friend, Nathan - Nathan's mom teaches this once a week, which is a huge blessing!

From the kitchen... my oven has been broken for several days. The heating element in the oven won't turn off unless we cut the power to the whole unit. This is the 3rd time this same problem has occurred, and requires an expensive new circuit board! So we are junking it and have been blessed with a free used stove that a friend has been storing in her garage

I am pajamas and SOCKS!

I am the library this afternoon to pick up another stack of books!

I am reading...The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien to Jason as a bedtime read-aloud

I am get all the volleyball uniforms and equipment packed up in the Rubbermaid bins and stored in the garage, and out of my front hallway!

I am hearing...ESPN Sport Center on the TV; Jason turns this on every morning when he first gets up!

Around the house... there are a number of areas needing my attention; I might need to revisit FlyLady for a while....

One of my favorite things... chocolate covered caramel apples! Thank you, Sarah, for that treat you brought home from your day at the Fair!

A few plans for the rest of the week: 3 baseball games, 5 basketball practices, State Fair on Wednesday, support group Leaders Meeting,

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...


Read other Daybooks or create your own and list it here.


Barbara said...

sorry to hear that your stove died. You're blessed to have a friend who could provide you with another one. Enjoy your day.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful daybook entry! I've enjoyed my visit this afternoon.

I'm sorry to hear of your daughter's grief. It's so hard when we can't be with them physically to comfort them emotionally.

Enjoy your 'new to you' stove.


Samantha said...

The Fellowship of the Ring continues to be one of my favorite reads - I can't wait until my son is a little older so I can share it with him.

A Gracious Home said...

It sounds like you love sports. I need a new oven too. It's hard deciding which one to buy. I hope you have a great week. Doylene

A Gracious Home said...

Sorry I ended so abruptly. My husband came in and I had to greet him. I wanted to tell you how sad it is about your daughters friend. That happened to me in my senior year and it really changes how a young person views life. Your picture is great. It's hard for me to understand a sand storm because we don't have them. Bye now, Doylene