The intermittent shade from the cloud coverage is welcome in our near 100 degree temps in North Texas.
I am thankful for ~
* the Sacrament of Reconciliation
We schedule ours once a month on the calendar. As soon as I "don't feel like going," I know that's the devil trying to persuade me to stay home. I try to focus on one vice at a time. Ha! And boy some of those vices are hard to kick.
* living in an area that offers SO MUCH for families
* home school field trips
* great women/friends who have the same goal in life
What I am
I've really enjoyed this book. Even the most seasoned veteran parent can gain amazing perspective and insight from this book.
From the school room ~
Sports this fall ::
Tuesdays - horse riding lessons for Miss Ester and Mabel (six weeks worth)
Tuesdays - archery for Stan the man
Tuesday & Thursdays - swim lessons for Stan and Mabel (once riding lessons are finished)
No more competitive swimming.
Two years ago, Miss Sally suffered a knee injury and has been dealing with it ever since. She took this past summer off from the swim team to focus on physical therapy. The second MRI showed problems with her knee cap and the cartilage around the area.
Swimming 10,000 meters a day would actually be counter productive to the PT so, she came to the conclusion that competitive swimming is over for her.
A very, very tough decision to make!
Activities this fall ::
Tuesday & Thursdays - Miss Sally will continue to work with the city's aquatic department.
In the next six weeks...
Pre-school ice cream social (it's a girl thing)
Middle School bowling get-together
Home school Homecoming FB game
Home school Homecoming Dance
Field trip to University of North Texas Sky Theater
Back-to-School Mass with breakfast picnic on church grounds
Ha! And to think some people believe we are un-socialized ;)
Around the house ~
Guess who won Swim Instructor Aide of the Summer for the city ?? !!
(Miss Sally -left - with a co-worker friend)
All that amazing work ethic from her former swim team days carried over to her job.
From the kitchen ~
I write out a menu once a week. The majority of the time I just stare at the paper, drawing a blank on what to write down.
Lately, for each dinner I make, I turn around and write down a dinner for the next week's menu. That seems to have helped.
Tonight, I am making Quinoa and Black Beans (recipe here).
I am praying for ~
* an end to abortion
* rain (it's been 40 days since we've had rain!)
* for all those who have asked me to pray for them
I am listening to ~
Miss Mabel and Miss Clementine.
Big sister is dressing up little sister as a butterfly. Little sister currently thinks big sister is the ultimate friend ;)
Coming down the pike this week ~
Sunday - was our back-to-school planning meeting for the home school group.
Tuesday - Dr. appointment for little man
Tuesday - Eye specialist appointment for Miss Sally
Thursday - PT for Miss Sally
Saturday - Mabel's BIG birthday party for her 12th!
Sunday - Ice cream social for Miss Clementine
A last photo to share ~
Have a wonderful week!
~ Patty ~