December 27, 2016

December daybook

FOR TODAY...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hello again. It's been a while

Outside my window...

A dwindling wood pile.

I am thankful...

For simple, quiet days at home.

I am wearing...

Coziness: my softest sweater(s) and warmest socks.

From the kitchen..

 Beef tips in gravy over mashed cauliflower and potatoes with
 Ceasar salad.

In our home school..

We're back in Kindergarten this week:
Playing games, working puzzles, coloring in books, eating lots of cookies.

I am creating...

Stories of unlikely friendships for my collection. The most recent, Miss Monotony.

I am enjoying...

My vacation, and
sleeping in every day.

I am going... 

Ice skating with my kids and their friends tomorrow.

(Read: watching from the sidelines while gabbing with the other moms)

I  remember...

Making a fool of myself singing karaoke at our neighborhood Christmas party.
It's my way of making everyone feel better about themselves.

I am reading...

The new Bible I got for Christmas.


It's lovely, black, hard cover, with my name inscribed in gold letters.
The old one was falling apart, past repair.

Around the house...

Evidence of much relaxation

I am hearing...

Squabbling, playing, laughing, running down the stairs too fast, stomping up the stairs too loud.

The fire crackling in the wood stove.

A quote to share...

"No man can be a Christian by knowingly and willingly taking Christ on the installment plan, as Savior now, and Lord later."

~ Vance Havner

(love that old preacher)

What I am thinking about...

2016 was a good year.

Lot of growing up: learning to do hard things, to not be afraid, to endure.

I wonder what next year holds?


Some of my favorite things...

New colored pencils for Christmas.
Sophia playing 'O Holy Night' on her violin.
Naomi giggling and squealing over any gift.
Noah with an armload of firewood. 

A few plans for the month:

Busy, busy days ahead.

Weekly Patch Kids meetings
Teach at ladies prison one Saturday
Dentist appointments
Homeschooling
Writing
Archery classes
Chauffeuring here and there
Driving my morning and afternoon routes

 Picture thoughts to share:


Home sweet Home


Sophia being artistic with her phone


Special heirlooms, valuable because of the loved ones who owned them before me.