Monday, November 7, 2016


For Today ... Monday, November 7th 2016

Looking out my window ... the sun is shining brightly and the sky is a lovely blue. A soft breeze is making the wind chimes play their lovely tunes, a few stubborn maple leaves are dancing as they're clinging tightly to the tree in front of the house. Dry corn is rustling in the field above the barn as it waits patiently for the day when it will be picked. Weather wise it seems as if it should be mid October instead of November.

I am thinking ... I should take advantage of this beautiful weather and wash the windows on the outside.

I am thankful ... for all the many blessings we get to enjoy. Things we often take for granted.

One of my favorite things .... old photos of our children. This one of Sailor and his beloved pup .... melts my heart!

I am creating ... not exactly creating, but I'm in the process of getting the fruit ready for our 45 day fruitcake I make every year.

I am wearing... A comfy and quite unfashionable brown shirt with blue accents and a charcoal gray skirt.
I am reading... in the Bible I'm reading Corinthians this week. As far as other books, I'm rereading my favorite series for the umpteenth time.
I am watching ... the girls and I have been semi enjoying a few Hallmark Christmas movies. I say semi, because they're simply too cheesy for us to fully enjoy.
I am listening to ... the Piano Guys. Rosebud and her love of instrumental music seems to be rubbing off on me.
I am hoping ... that waking up on Wednesday morning will be happy.
I am learning ... more than I had ever thought I would about marine biology, and health/nutrition, and political history. It's what happens when you have three children with varied interests that they love studying, and somehow I learn along with them.
In my kitchen ... I have pork chops thawing for supper. We love the oven baked, melt in your mouth chops with a delicious gravy.
In the school room ... Buddy has been enjoying creating lapbooks and doing memory work while the older three are enjoying their studies as well, especially digging deeper into the areas that they're interested in.

A moment from my day ... technically I would be supposed to share a picture here, but I don't enjoy selfies and my day so far has mostly consisted of holding Buddy. He's sick today and wants to be held. He would be fine tucked on the couch, but he's only going to be four once, and I don't think I'll ever regret taking the day off to hold him.

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  1. I love the Piano Guys, as well as Two Cellos. Did they ever find the daughter of the PG? She was lost in...Oregon, I think? Very sad.

    1. Love The Piano Guys! And they are still searching for his daughter. I love nearby and the area has lots of cliffs. Also the first so dense with plants and underbrush that it's really hard to search. :(

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I hope your Buddy is feeling better today!!

  3. Thank you for sharing with us. Your posts always bring peace to me.

  4. What a lovely life you're living. I enjoyed reading your post.

    Please drop by and say hello!
    Harvest Lane Cottage
    ...doing what I can with what I've got where I am
    on a short shoestring budget!

  5. I wrote a comment, somehow lost it, so if I comment twice...sorry. I enjoyed your post. I love to find new blogs by clicking on links in my profile...I found yours through Gene Stratton Porter. I enjoyed all your insights. Have a lovely day.

  6. I just discovered your blog & enjoyed reading several past posts as well as this one. We also homeschooled & I'm fairly certain I learned way more from my children's interests than I ever learned in "real" school. Hope your little one feels better soon.

  7. Thank you for stopping by my blog, I really enjoyed reading your SWDB post. I'm finally in a place in my life where maybe I can be as accurately descriptive as you were, and take my readers with me to my front porch. I was a homeschool mom, mine are all grown now, & we have 11 grandchildren. God bless!

  8. I enjoyed your SWDB post. Lovely to 'meet' you for the first time. I love your blog header -- it's soft and pretty.

    What a great photo of your little guy and his puppy. I hope Buddy is feeling better -- I agree you'll not regret taking the time to spend it with him in this way.

    Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places... Brenda :)

  9. Adorable photo of your boy and his Beagle. What series are you re-reading?
    Hmm. Haven't made oven-baked pork chops in a while. Might have to put that on my list.
    Visiting from SWDB.
    My SW Daybook – December 2016 edition

  10. Hi! I'm visiting your blog from SW Daybook, and I'm enjoying it very much. After I read this post, I was curious, so I read your where to begin story. Fascinating! And the books you've written - I can't wait to check those out. I've read lots of Amish fiction, so finding your blog is treat. Have a Merry Christmas and I look forward to your future posts.


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