Monday, February 27, 2012

My Monday Musings

What I'm thinking: How grateful I am to be employed. Today's economy, as many of you know the hard way, is difficult. I am so very grateful to work for my favorite homeschool magazine.

What I'm reading: Apologia's Who Am I? And What Am I Doing Here? The TOS  Homeschool Crew is reviewing this here. I thought we would give it a try here too. I have been so impressed with this product! We are really learning a great deal and the children all seem to really appreciate it and are learning from it. I recommend you look into it. :)

What I'm listening to: My husband's lathe in the garage. He is such an excellent woodworker. I am truly glad he can do this for the sheer pleasure of doing it.

What we're learning: That I need to spend more time with my little ones. I don't spend enough "fun" time reading with them. I am going to endeavor to to read to them and play with them this week. 

What I'm watching: We have been enjoying Blue Bloods and I really love this show. There is a really lovely family dynamic that is expressed in this show and I like it a great deal. There is honor there and family loyalty and you just don't see that on TV much anymore.

What's cooking: Chicken soup this week with basil pesto thrown in. This is my recipe. Check it out!

What I'm buying: I just downloaded the March Celestial Almanack! There is SO much going on in the sky and this is ONLY $3.00. Are you following the unfolding conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in the evening sky? Do you know that this is your last chance to see this until 2036? Check it out!

What I'm thankful for: Our new baby boy, Rocky! :D This is our secret I was saving for today! He is a rescue doberman/shepherd. Isn't he a beauty?

He is a sweet eight month old and is really responsive to commands and is SO friendly. We are really grateful he is ours. :)

What I'm creating: Still making comfrey pountices and you would just not believe the healing that it has brought to my son. God is so faithful to His people. :)

What I'm praying: For our little Annie dog. She has a long back and has learned to jump on the furniture and injured herself. We are now training her to stay off the couches, but that will take a while. Dachshunds have such long spines that it is really something to be concerned about when they do stupid things. The good news is that she doesn't seem to mind her new younger brother. She has been happy to have him here because he is so mellow. This is a very good thing. :)

What I'm planning: The Lab article for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine's May issue. It is due in two days! This is the February issueThe Lab is on page 132 for those of you that have no idea what I am talking about. :D

What we did this last weekend: We had a lovely visit with Grandma and Grandpa and went wine tasting with them AND we got our baby Rocky. :D

What I'm looking forward to: The California State Railroad Museum tour we are taking this week. 

A picture to share: Spring.


Carrie said...

I LOVE reading these posts Kate...I don't always comment, but I LOVE them...
Congrats on the new "baby" ...looks adorable and I hope he is a good fit in your family!


Kate said...

Thank you, Carrie! I appreciate the note! :)


Debra said...

Beautiful new baby :)

Kate said...

It is the "easy" kind of baby - no diapers! :D


Michele said...

He's a cutie! Enjoy!

Charlotte said...

Your newest member is so stinkin' cute! Does he have a name?

And your soups is so yummy with the basil in it.....now I add it too. :-)

Loved this Kate!