The days fill up so quickly, I just don’t seem to find the time to sit down and get my thoughts typed out for this on-line journal. So here’s a speedy trip through this past week.
I think I am finally beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel in this battle I’ve been waging against depression these last many months, and so we are making some progress in catching up with our school work. God is so good, His mercies are new every morning, and great is His faithfulness!
Speaking of C, she is on track to finish up her formal schooling before her 18th birthday. Oh my, can this possibly be? Graduating all ready?! L has shown lots of initiative lately to dig in and get to his studies. He really enjoys getting out to help Grandpa S and his uncles with farm work and I think that is his motivation – get the book work out of the way so he can get to the important things in life.
Fun and Games:
Or lining up the dominoes in a pattern you’ve never tried before. They make the coolest sounds as they ‘click-click-click’ knock each other down.
L saw a television clip on how to build your own water rocket. He picked up a few supplies at the hardware store and enlisted the help of G. He took pictures of every step and is typing up step-by-step instructions on how to build one (school and fun, all rolled up in one – woohoo!). It didn’t take them long at all. L and C tested it out (even though it was only about 20 degrees outside, brrrrrr) Success! He’s thinking about overseeing a Water Rocket Blast Off at our upcoming MOMYS gathering in May.
M has done an absolutely fabulous job building our home. The hard part is that you can’t do it all at once when you are doing it all on your own. So, I have used our room as a catch-all, hideaway-the-junk sort of room. Doesn’t make for a very romantic hideaway, eh? It has been very exciting to weed out all the junk (ok, there’s still lots of weeding going on) and do a little decorating. I got the painting done (with some help from my kiddos), M and L put up all the trim work. It’s coming together beautifully!
This upcoming week I’ll get the closet shelving units put back together and bring in the furniture. I’m really pleased. The colors are deep and rich and welcoming (they really are a bit darker than the photos show).