What I'm reading: So I am crawling through the history book I'm reading....it is more of a thinking book, and some days I don't have the brain power to read much of those. I did pick up some lighter reading material at the library last week: Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart. This is a fun but serious look at all the plants we should avoid. Did you know that you can't eat raw cashews because they are a part of the poison oak family?
What I'm listening to: One of my favorite songs right now is How Deep the Father's Love For Us sung by Fernando Ortega. Such convicting words.
What we're learning: We are moving on to studying about Mary Queen of Scots, Jeanne d'Albret, and St Bartholomew's Day Massacre in history. In science we are learning all about bats this week; I have a fun activity for the kids to do in our co-op about bats and their smelling ability. And we are moving onto question #56 in the catechism.
What I'm watching: Over the weekend my Sweetie and I watched Vantage Point. We had seen it a couple of years ago and enjoyed watching it again.
What's cooking: This week I am making Pesto Chicken, Golden Winter Soup with Gruyere Toasts, and Bacon and Butternut Pasta from this months' Cooking Light Magazine.
What I'm buying: I went major shopping last week, and so far I don't think I forgot anything.
What I'm thankful for: Warmth on a cold day. My bathrobe. My lovely cup of Earl Grey Tea.
What I'm creating: I am making my own laundry soap this week! I got the idea from a friend, used a little of hers to see how I liked it, and got the recipe from here.
What I'm praying: That even though parenting can be one of the hardest, most sanctifying roads I have ever walked, I am striving to be joyfully consistent in all I do and trust in God alone for the outcome. Thanks be to God for His mercy, because if the end result was up to me, I would fail.
What I'm planning: This week I want to go through my clothes and take out the things I haven't worn in a while. I also need to space organize in the walk in closet....having a small house means you can't hoard stuff.
What we did this last weekend: We ran a few errands on Saturday, and had yummy Tostadas that evening. Sunday we went to church and Sunday school, then back home for a relaxing afternoon. We ate some munchies, played Aggravation with the kids, and then I made Avgolemono for dinner. Then back to church for our monthly evening worship.
What I'm looking forward to: We have a couple 4-H meetings this week, I am getting together with a friend for lunch one day, and we have our regular co-op and lego class too.
A picture to share:
In Mr. Lego's class last week, they had Robot Wars.
Here is the final:
Mr. Lego and his teammate B named their robot Dave....