What I'm thinking: We started the morning a bit differently....my Monday Musings is a little later and I am writing this while the kids do their independent school work. Sometimes it is good to mix things up a bit.
What I'm reading: The last book I read was One Big Table by Molly O'Neill. This is a fun cookbook I picked it up at the library last week that has recipes from all parts of the melting pot of America.
What I'm listening to: The wash going upstairs, and my tea kettle starting to hum on the stove. I am going to go in right now and make myself a cup of black tea.
What we're learning: This week we are doing a literature week for our history study. In the last seven weeks we have studied lots of great people so we are taking a week to read some of the historical fiction book I have....Luther the Leader by Virgil Robinson, Ferdinand Magellan: Master Mariner by Seymour Gates Pond, Isabel, Jewel of Castilla by Carolyn Meyer, and Thunderstorm in the Church by Louise A Vernon. In co-op we will be learning about the different kinds of feathers, and do an experiment to see why birds need oil glands.
What I'm watching: Last week at the library I found some Julia Child cooking shows on DVD. These are the ones where she would invite a guest onto her show and they would bake while she would stand and watch. My favorite one we watched over the weekend? A Chocolate Raspberry Ruffle Cake. Three layers of chocolate, creme fraiche between, fresh raspberries in the layers, and chocolate ruffles on top. Someday, when I have a whole day free to bake, I will make this.
What's cooking: Later this week I am making an oven barbequed chicken dish; it is super easy and when it is done the chicken just falls off the bones.....yum.
What I'm buying: I can't think of anything I need to buy.... I am on the look out for a new math book for Nutsy.
What I'm thankful for: I am so thankful for our health. I know it is inevitable that we will get sick a few times every year, but I am really thankful that we don't have any long term illnesses or sickness.
What I'm creating: Last week I printed off a few patterns for some ami things to make. I have always done better with knitting so we'll see if I can crochet these. They are supposed to be simple ones.....we'll see...
What I'm praying: For our extended family. That God would bless them this week and draw them nearer to Him.
What I'm planning: Just the normal stuff. I didn't blog much last week and I don't know if I will get another post in this week or not. I am focusing on school, keeping the house up and being a godly wife. Blogging just gets put on the back burner sometimes. :-)
What we did this last weekend: The kids and I got out our scrub brushes and washed all the baseboards and walls downstairs on Saturday. That was a long in coming, and definitely felt good to get done. Sunday we went to church and Sunday school, then home for a relaxing day. We hung out as a family and played Up the River and had a delicious won ton dinner.
What I'm looking forward to: We have our 4-H rabbit meeting this week; Mr. Lego is now a teen leader and has a part in leading the meeting. Co-op is Wednesday of course; we always have fun there. And then Mr. Lego is loving his Lego Engineering class on Fridays. Just a normal week. :-)
A picture to share:
This is Nutsy, with a very loose tooth, that she didn't want to pull out herself. But she DID let Dad pull it out with pliers.