Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Kids' Sports / Activities for the Fall - Daybook Post

Outside my window ~

Partly cloudy.

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 almost finished reading ~

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.

Atta girl!

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 ~


  1. There's lots (of good stuff) going on at your house! It looks like your calendar is full, but full of good stuff for all of you. That's great!
    Sorry to hear that Miss Sally had to make that tough decision and can't be on swim team. It looks like she's doing well as a swim instructor and working hard. Way to go!
    Those older and younger sisters are something, aren't they? I find the little girls at that fascinated stage and always wanting to do 'stuff' with big sister whether she likes it or not.
    Enjoy the blessing of all of those wonderful families who support your family and give you lots of opportunity to get out and socialize! :)

  2. Hi Patty! I'm so sorry about your daughter's injury, and the end of a swimming career. I swam myself and really enjoyed it. I hope she'll continue doing her awesome job as a guard!
    I've never had quinoa. ( I just learned how to say it!!) I know it's supposed to be very good for you.

    Your image of the rule-lined yellow paper reminds me so much of grade school! Really took me back to painstakingly making those letters. Palmer method too!


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