Thursday, 22 August 2019

Ending of Summer

It is cloudy now, though the sun was shining earlier.  The last few days have had a smoky scent in the air, so I think the neighbors must be making fires in their wood burners.  The days have been cooler but are now warming up.

We have been busy lately, as I have been ordering books for our home education for the upcoming year.  We won't be starting the new year of learning yet, except for one of the girls who is ready.  The rest of us will finish up at our own pace, getting more done each day until we're ready to start the new books.  Our whole family looks forward to when the new books come.  One of the packages was supposed to come today, but the delivery man took our package back to the depot instead of taking it to our house!  So that was disappointing.

This silly laptop has been acting up on me.  One day perhaps I will get a new one, and that will make things so much easier.  But for now, we need to save our money for important things like food.

The other day we had rain pour down into our garden, followed by bright bursts of sunshine, followed by more downpouring rain.  It was a very interesting day for weather.

(painting by Emile Vernon)

Friday, 11 January 2019

Lovely Sunshine and Breaks

God is so good to us.  This week we had a lovely day of sunshine, and my husband came home to have lunch with us.  He encouraged me afterwards to go for a short ten minute walk with the children, to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.  That ten minutes turned into more like an hour!  We walked through the village and grassy fields and enjoyed God's creation together.

We've had our broken washer repaired, and I am so happy to have two working washers again!  Tonight I get a break from making dinner, as my dear husband will make some roast lamb that we purchased from a lady in the village.  She raises her sheep without medicines and antibiotics, so we are so thankful for this.

Sunrise photo by one of our daughters

I've put fresh, clean sheets on the bed, and am doing a bit of work in our bedroom while I have the little ones doing lessons.  I love that homeschooling is so portable that you can take your books pretty much anywhere you want to.  It is quite cold and gray today, but my dear husband has once again built us a nice fire to keep us warm.  We have used so much firewood, that we will need more delivered quite soon.

God bless and keep you all.