simple woman's daybook

For Today June 1, 2016

Looking out my window
a bit of blue sky is peaking through all the grey clouds. The sun makes an appearance every now and again and highlights the diamonds of rain that cling to everything. There is more rain in the forecast.

I am thinking
change is the only constant. Sometimes big, like a move or new employment. Other times it's small like furniture placement or a new piece of art hung on the wall.

I am thankful
for the ability to stay home with the kids. Some days I forget this, but most often I'm grateful that I get to be a part of all their firsts and much of what they learn. I am thankful to see character growth and thought processes mature.

One of my favorite things
new pens of different color, new journals to hold my thoughts and prayers and a new day where everything is a possibility and nothing is impossible.

I am wearing
a green "Water for Burkina" t-shirt and black yoga capri's.

I am creating
a graduation gift for a certain high school graduate.

I am listening to
The Island by Elin Hilderbrand.  I picked it from a list of summer reads that I found.  I am really enjoying the option of audiobooks.  Folding laundry is more enjoyable now.

I am hoping
to firm up a few vacation plans for the summer.  I'm also hoping to give long overdue responses to a few emails.

I am learning
a house of helpful children is a happy house.  We recently improved the chore list which has allowed me to concentrate on other necessary tasks.  So far, so good.

In my kitchen
Wednesday: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Thursday: Grilled Rib Eye
Friday: Fish tacos
Saturday: Graduation party food
Sunday: Birthday party food

In the school room
we will be studying Year 1 in Tapestry of Grace in the fall.  I'm hoping to assign a few summer reading options for the kids and make a few lesson plans.

In my garden
the weeds are bigger than the plants.  :(

Shared Quote
"Can Megan help me look for the Kindle?  My brain is smaller than hers." ~ Mason, 5 years old

A moment from my my garden
The wet weather has been great for these fungi.

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  1. Hi Kim, this is my first visit to your blog. I am just getting back to blogging after a 2-year hiatus, and I discovered you through The Simple Women's Daybook.

    I am a retired homeschool mom. My youngest child graduated in 2010, bringing an end to a season of life I loved so much. I really miss those days. Like you, I am grateful for having had the opportunity to be home with them and to teach them.

    Patti @ Embracing Home


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