Friday, November 18, 2011

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal #22

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…

This week began with some of the coldest weather we have had in a long time. I didn’t even want to leave the warmth of my home since it was so cold outside. With that being said, I decided it was time to start the Autumn deep cleaning in our home. This is a task that I know needs to be done, could put it off as long as I possibly can, but I know just how good I feel when it is all finished, that in itself gives me the incentive to get in and get it done. It is going slower then I would like, but hey this is a large house, there is a lot more to clean. To think I use to be able to get all the deep cleaning done in a couple of days in our little house, well, it took me two days just to get through my entire kitchen. I still have 6 more rooms to do. The laundry room can wait until Spring, since it is a room off my back porch with no heat source.

This week also brought on a new stress, of discovering that some not so good people are casing the property up here for things they can steal. Believe me there is plenty of pricey items that the landlord has up here that one with the wrong intentions would love to get. We finally put the puzzle together as to who it is, when one came to our door asking permission to help himself to the scrap metal in the field. The owner and I have been working closely to prevent if not catch these people. They do not know who they are dealing with when it comes to our owner, let’s just say there is a huge connection with the local police department and leave it at that.

In our homeschool this week…

While I have been so busy cleaning, Selena has been free to play and learn at her leisure. The only constructive learning that we have expected was continuing to work on her AWANA verses and reading. To think my little one is now reading her verses from her own Bible is wonderful.

I am inspired by…

A dear friend of mine, who after having so many health related issues including a triple bypass surgery, she just never gives up.

My favorite thing this week was…

Watching how well Selena could keep herself so entertained while I was so busy. Also knowing that she is so happy with our decision to visit this new church and how happy she is to have 4 other children from AWANA in her Sunday school class.

Things I’m working on…

Truly getting my place ready for the Winter ahead of us and the holidays.

I’m cooking…

We’ve, Selena and I have been taking time to do a lot of baking, even in the chaos of cleaning. We are gearing up for that wonderful Thanksgiving dinner that will be cooked in our kitchen again this year.

I’m grateful for…

Good health, to think a few years ago there would have been no way I could have kept up with the duties that I have in this home. Sometimes this is something we take for granted until we face something like cancer, that zaps everything out of us. Believe me from here on out I will never take my health for granted again, just knowing that I now have the energy to do so much and truly care for my home and my family is such a blessing.

I’m praying for…

Everyone to have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  1. So much to be thankful for. Isn't it amazing how much your health can change in a few years?

  2. It's very true - we often take health for granted until we are faced with illness that forces us to slow down and reevaluate what's important.

  3. Visiting from the Gratitude Challenge. Love your post.
    God Bless.

  4. What a great post! Your heart of gratitude is really an inspiration! And way to go for Selena learning her verses and reading her Bible! That is quite an accompishment for such a little person! Awesome! :-)

    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
    Many blessings,