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Outside my window...
I am thinking...
about how funny life is sometimes. I remember walking into Cuyahoga Falls General when they had their brand new maternity suite complete with a new Cesarean OR and thinking how I would never ever use that - and then 14 years later, I ended up having Rosie there via C-section.
Or how cute the little soccer players at the park were every Saturday - and now I'm head of the league.
Or how no one in my family ever got cancer and until the last ten years or so that was true - until it wasn't.
I wonder how many other things like this are in store for me?
I am thankful...
for all the years I have had and for good health.
In the kitchen...
Mac and cheese for tonight but I'm cooking a turkey tomorrow.
I am wearing...
Gray workout pants and pink T-shirt
I am creating...
Schedules and systems for my remaining children who are homeschooling at home. I can't decide if it is better to do Izzy's school work first or Rosie's? Noah is pretty independent although I need to just check up on him a bit.
I am going...
to be getting up earlier this week to see if starting school closer to 8 would be better than 9. I also want to get some long walks in before school starts while the weather is still nice.
I will also be playing my flute in public for the first time in months tomorrow night - starting out small for Eucharist adoration.
I am wondering...
what will happen at my doctor's appointment on Wednesday - a consult before a colonoscopy. I really don't know any GI doctors in the area but I know a lot of patients get referred to this GI center, so when I made the appointment, I asked the scheduler, "If you were me, who would you pick?" and that's how I got an appointment with this particular doctor. So we'll see how it goes.
I am reading...
I am hoping...
- That I can be on good terms with all of my sons. We made strides in that direction this weekend. I am learning more and more to swallow my pride and my anger and to just accept the things I cannot change.
- That the young women my sons give their hearts to won't break them.
- that I have the strength to manage a homeschool group and a soccer league.
- that all my children make good choices going forward.
- that I can get through the next few weeks of cross country and soccer.
- to start planning a costume for all saints day for Rosie.
- that I can endure all of the things I am called to endure - through Christ who strengthens me.
I am looking forward to...
- a baby shower at the end of the week, though I have not decided what to get yet.
- Rosie's next cross country meet - she was in the top 10 girls of her age group today and it was a big meet with the Cleveland teams!
- Going shooting and gun shopping with my oldest.
- Some quiet time with the Lord in adoration at our church this week.
From the Learning Rooms
- American Literature short stories for Noah via Bob Jones Press
- Spelling program per Dr. Holinga for all three kids.
- Instacert for History and start American History part 2
- Apologia Science - Physical for Noah and Izzy. Creation science Botany for Rosie
- Saxon math for all with math tutor for Noah.
- Latin for Homeschoolers for Noah
- English from the Roots Up for Izzy.
- Diane Craft reading program for Izzy. Ms. Craft is coming to Ohio next month and I definitely want to ask her what the next step should be for Izzy's improvement.
- The Long Winter and Prairie Primer for Izzy.
- Pathway readers for Rosie and the Wand for Language arts.
Around the house...
Preparing for fall!
I am pondering...
how Mr. Pete would manage homeschooling if anything were to happen to me and I'm starting to think it might be a good idea to put some long-range plans on paper just in case - especially for Rosie.
A favorite quote for today...
It’s not childish to hold on to hope, it’s actually hard, very very hard.
Isobel Stevens from Grey's Anatomy.
A photo I am sharing...