Does shoveling snow count as school? #oneofthosedays
It’s a snowy wonderland! I love cozy home school days when it’s snowing outside 💙.
“... from the shining city of War Drobe in the wonderful land of Spare Oom ...” ❓ Guess who!? 😁
Casey came home today, hooray! And then we went shopping for a sectional for our family room. Our current one is almost in pieces. Since it’s a TV room, I finally got on board with a poufy recliner style sectional with cup holders and USB ports, but I still CANNOT understand WHY these cannot coexist with style somehow (seriously, why so ugly, why the michelin man pouf??) Anyway, the leather one we like only comes in dark brown and I do not want dark brown. I want gray. There’s is a microfiber gray/blue one we like, but we are concerned about keeping it clean. We want to eat popcorn and let our dog on this couch 😁. And there is a fabric gray one I like even more but we got burned by our current couch because the fabric turned out to be terrible quality (and it wasn’t cheap!) Hmmmmm. Can i make dark brown work with all the cool tones in the room? Or is microfiber going to make me as crazy as I think it is to keep it clean? Small problems in light of it all, I know 😜
I read C.S. Lewis’ “Surprised by Joy” last month and wrote a few quotes down. This is my favorite: “The greatest service we can do for education today is to teach fewer subjects. No one has time to learn more than a very few things well before he is twenty, and when we force a boy to be a mediocrity in a dozen subjects, we destroy his standards, perhaps his life”. (First Mariner Bookss, 1995, pg. 113). I find this so reassuring as I guide and plan my kids’ education, especially my oldest, who requires passion and purpose for a given subject to motivate her beautifully strong will to learn it. What are your thoughts about this quote?
She’s a beauty! When I painted a chalkboard wall in Layla’s room, I didn’t realize it would make such a great backdrop for window-lit portraits 🙌🏻. Good work, Past Nikki 👊🏻. I’m all ready for two sewing classes today! The last one ends just as the Olympics start, so whatever we eat for dinner is gonna have to be eaten in front of the TV 😁 I’m not sure if we’re enjoying it so much because it’s the Olympics and they’re awesome, or if it’s because there’s actually something decent enough on TV for us all to enjoy? 🤷🏼♀️
The kids and I are sharing a cold and Casey is outta town so we stayed home from church today which really bummed this guy out, and that makes me happy, knowing he loves church so much ❤️ Anywho, who’s been watching the Olympics?? It’s way more fun now that the kids are old enough to be commentators 😂. They’re ruthless!
I’ve sewn a few things for myself lately and am really liking the Spring fashion fabrics at Hobby Lobby this season. I made this shirt out of a soft jersey from that line. Another thing I am loving lately is Faithful Workouts on YouTube! Here’s why: 1. The workouts are great and are for all levels, 2. She uses good Christian praise and worship music, 3. She speaks truth and quotes Scripture, 4. Emphasis is on health and not hardbodies. I became frustrated with the fitness industry when I had a hard time finding programs that encouraged health (physical and mental) and progress rather than making you feel like you were doing it wrong if you weren’t ripped and in pain (ahem Beachbody) and gulping protein shakes like they’re going out of style (but only a certain shake that the program sells, of course). AND is it too much to ask that the women be fully clothed, so that when my tween daughters are in the room, they don’t have to struggle with their own bodies and feel like they need to strive for six pack abs to be fit?? Anyway, Faithful Workouts is great. Suzanne Bowen barre fitness is another goods one! Do you have any positive fitness programs to recommend?
I have a super good question for you all! Here it is: What do you wish had been different about your own education? (Im talking K-12). I’m so curious to hear your answers, as I’ve been pondering this as a homeschool mom. I think my personal answer would be that I wish we had been able to slow down enough to immerse ourselves in the subjects, historical periods and people, scientific topics, or just anything that held our interest. I feel like my education moved so quickly through science and history that we really didn’t get a chance to become interested. What’s your answer? (Photo is Kelby modeling the peacock mask I made for the Narnia play. He was really strutting his stuff 😂).
I only just remembered that Valentines Day is coming up and I like to do a little something for the kiddos. What do you usually do, any good ideas? For the second year in a row, my Valentine will be in Europe without me (totes unfair, right?) but he has me sitting at the Target Starbucks right now while he shops, the day before he leaves, because he wants to make sure he gets me something. That’s the kind of Valentine he is ❤️.