Tuesday, January 30, 2018

January Recap - Daybook Post

Outside my window ~

Thunderstorms (the nice kind)

Slugs (all the way up on the second story window)

I am thankful for ~

* brisk, early, morning walks where the quiet allows me to enjoy time with God

* youth who are pro-life : defending the rights of the most vulnerable; women (and men) in the womb as well as the sick and elderly.

* cheap airline tickets!  (I'm taking three of the kids to go visit my mom mid-Feb.)

From the school room ~

A look into our Chemistry class (Homeschool Connections)

For labs, Miss Ester first watches the teacher complete the lab on a YouTube video and then performs the lab herself.

 (At that point, I put the camera down and asked where the plastic table protector was??)

From the kitchen ~

I really dislike meal planning.

I try not to complain since we do have food at least.

Last year, I took the challenge of preparing a monthly menu for each month.  I had so many recipes that my monthly plans rarely resembled one another.  The best part is that I remembered to actually keep each one.

What I just read ~

SO good!

In addition to that, I  recently finished the book, Winter Garden, and I do not recommend it.

The story lines (there were two main conflicts going on) were real however, the one was so different from the other that my brain had a difficult time adjusting from one conflict to the other.  There was sex, and the sprinkling of elicit description really was unnecessary and kind of ruined the book for me.  I would not want my daughters to read this because of the descriptive sex scenes.

My plan is to read 25 books this year.  We shall see!

Around the house ~

I ordered our newest peg doll from my favorite shop on Etsy.  He is nearby as we read our St. Valentine books.

These two marched in the March for Life (Dallas).

A recent date with my man that consisted of Capri pizza and Pinot Noir.

We recently celebrated Miss Clementine turning 6!!  Oh my!!

I am listening to ~

the hum of the furnace.  Our mornings are chilly, but the afternoons are gorgeous.  Tomorrow, we are going to the zoo for the day.

Coming down the pike ~

Wednesday - Field trip to the Dallas Zoo

Thursday - ice skating lessons for Miss Mabel and Miss Clementine

Friday - basketball tournament for Stan the Man

A last photo to share ~

Bike rides.  Lots and lots of bike rides these days!

Can you believe that we are at the end of January?  Already?!

~  Patty ~


  1. Patty,
    I hope you never stop blogging.
    I simply love sharing your life with you. : )
    So proud of your girls marching together...
    And your littlest on her big girl bike!
    Love your St. Valentine Doll. Why did I not think of that??
    Have a cozy day down there.
    We have cold and snow today.
    Later tonight...celebrating my mom's 81st birthday!!!

  2. OK, so there's so much more here than on Facebook! I've kind of given up reading blogs, but love it when I peek again. I miss those days of no Facebook (the big time-suck) and only blog reading. LOVE your posts....that coconut cream pie, the cute little birthday party, the snowflake crafts and snow things, the cornbread recipe!! So much more. Love you!

  3. I am so like that too... hate stuff like that in a book. My thoughts are that they need to be there for when the author is not as good as could be. It's like an instant sell. Ugh! Ruins the book for sure!!


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