For today August 3, 2009 my parents 41st anniversary!
Outside my window...there is a final big pile of mulch in our driveway.
I am thinking...about my own personalized daybook questions. I'm also thinking about the old home videos we watched last night including one of Jonathan and Madison and a turtle in our backyard on October 19th 2001, a year to the day before Jake was born. Last night was the first time we watched that video and realized that. I'm also thinking about how we almost never just video tape the kids anymore because we just do two minute little shots on the regular camera. Those old videos are priceless and we really need to do more of that.
I am thankful...for my parents marriage.
From the kitchen...pork roast last night, english muffin with dark chocolate dreams peanut butter this morning, a turkey sandwich will be lunch, and dinner at a friend's house:)!!
From the learning rooms...Jake told me this morning he's not doing school (although he WILL be!) and if I expected him to do work on Mondays, I better make him work on Saturday and Sunday too, I told him that would be fine.
He'll be doing Lentil for Five in a Row and continuing with math and language. He's also reading at least one book a day aloud. Today is his 11th day of school. I'm trying to find a balance between getting him into a routine (and from his above comment you can see he needs it) and letting him just be because it really still is summer. He's still getting a lot more "screen-time" than he will get when it is no longer summer.
Jonathan and Madi are still plowing through their reading lists and are half-way done with Thoroughly Modern Millie/ Robin Hood camp. I ordered some great supplemental books to use along with Story of the World volume 2 for their History and I'm getting really excited to start learning along with them!!
I am reading...The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I'm planning on it being my reading challenge book that is "read the book then watch the movie and compare" (the movie comes out in two weeks).
I am praying for... Mike's mother who was diagnosed last week with stage 1 breast cancer and for patience with Jake.
I found this quote to ponder...Life is like a jigsaw puzzle, don't force a fit. If something is meant to be it will come together naturally. This was in our Church Bulletin yesterday.
I am listening to...Jake and Madi playing with the marble works set that they got out after seeing it on the old home videos last night.
Around the house...maybe this should've been another question that I left off of my personalized daybook. The house is tolerable, but none of those big summer organizing projects have gotten done (and I'm in no way motivated to do them).
In our yard...we (well mostly Mike and Jonathan) spread a lot more mulch in the back year. Little by little we are conquering all of the weeds and it is looking really good.
One of my favorite things...accomplishing a lot before 9 am.
I am "googling"...4reallearning forums.
I am going...to start Jake on school in a few minutes.
A few plans for the rest of the week... attempt to get the house under control, laundry all caught up (as caught up as laundry can be), and do Wii fit for at least 30 minutes everyday.