Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday's Musings

What I'm thinking: How fast time flies for the time we have with our children. I know I talk about this a lot, but wow, it is hitting home over and over these past few weeks! My oldest child is taking her assessment exams today for college in the fall. I am so proud of her and can't believe that the person I see before me at 18 was the baby that we welcomed so many years ago. It has been an honor seeing her grow.

What I'm reading: I am reading The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown. It is a non-fiction writing about her life, and about the lives of those that surrounded her; both those that loved her and those that wanted her dead.

What I'm listening to: Nothing! It is very quiet here today! We had a busy weekend and all are in recovery I think. :D

What we're learning: We have started back up with ancient history and are now settling into Egypt for a while. I really enjoy ancient cultures and Egypt holds a fascination for me and always has. I don't see myself ever visiting there in my lifetime due to the chaos that abides in the land, but I am grateful for videos and good books that give me a taste of it.

What I'm watching: We have been watching Elementary. It is a show with Sherlock Holmes in the US with Lucy Liu. We are enjoying the observation skills he showcases. I cannot vouch for all the subject matter, but the form behind the substance is worth understanding.

What's cooking: I have *really* been getting into Indian food! I discovered that I enjoy it and that a local store caries all sorts of wonderful spices and chutneys to eat with it. This is one of the spice packets:

I mix it up as instructed, after doubling the chicken, and then I add a ton of veggies to it. It is just SO good! I have made it from scratch too, but this comes together in less than an hour and that is very helpful in my busy homeschool house!

I also discovered a cilantro sauce that I am going to write about soon. It is a wonderful addition to almost any kind of meal from soup to burritos!

What I'm buying: I bought myself a Brother laser printer. We do so much printing for our schooling and the ink costs are a killer. The printer was a decent price (on sale) and the printing quality is top notch. :)

What I'm thankful for: The privilege of homeschooling my children. It is not as easy life, but it is a life I am very grateful for.

What I'm creating: Lesson plans for ancient history.I am a little behind on that! :D

What I'm praying: I am praying that my children walk with Christ; that they find their place in His kingdom and world, and that they know they are loved and an important part of His church.

What I'm planning: I am planning to do some meal planning. Mind you, I am only planning to do it. :)

What we did this last weekend: We had a busy weekend! Saturday was spent doing house clean-up, gardening, running children around, and all around general Saturday stuff. Sunday was spent at church and then at a friend's home where we are always welcome and the fellowship is sweet.

What I'm looking forward to: Tuesday night for dinner with my aunt when all the college appointments we are attending to this week will be done. :)

A picture to share of early spring in the corner garden with mint, gladiolas, snap dragons, and a whole lot of seeds and weeds coming up from the ground.


Discovering Montessori said...

Your corner garden looks beautiful, and the book your reading sounds very interesting!

Thank you for sharing.

- Tearri

Charlotte said...

Love this.

That books sounds really interesting...I'll pick your brain about it when you are done. Your garden is gorgeous, and have fun on Tuesday...say hi to P&N for me!!

Love you, friend.