"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3
Monday, September 3, 2012
Aah... A Day Without Labor
Today was a truly unusual day. Peace and quiet all day :) (Can you hear the contented sigh?) I've been needing to take some time to finalize my homeschool planning, and my husband was sweet enough to offer to take the boys for the day. He took the boat out fishing, and invited his dad along too. I figured that was a long time (and a lot of boys) to be out in the boat, so I offered to keep the baby home. We had a great day together, but he was more than a little upset to be left out.
He could see his dad out there getting the boat ready.
See that sad face? Tears even. We both felt really bad about him being left behind. But it was for his own good.
So while the older boys headed out with Dad and Papa to fish, I sat down to work on my school plans. It took ALL DAY. I can't believe that. And that was just to figure out what all needed to be done the first week. And then I tried explaining it to the eight year old this evening, and realized that I'm not done yet. Oh well. I'll get it. We can ease into it. I'm using a new-to-me curriculum this year (Tapestry of Grace) and it's set up differently than anything I've used before - everything you need for K-12 is in four units. So it's taking me a little time to figure out exactly what applies to me and what doesn't. I know on once I get into the routine it will be easy to plan. I can't begin to tell you how nice it was to have such a quiet day though. The baby had two good, long naps, and I could study all day. Between my own three boys and the daycare, I rarely have 10 minutes in my own house that are quiet. Aahhhhh.....
Tonight we had corn on the cob, which is the baby's new favorite thing go eat. When he was done, the cob was clean :)
The ever-ornery three year old turned our fly-swatter into ... what else? A gun.
This was half of my dinner - I had already eaten half of it before I grabbed the camera to take a picture of the baby with his corn. In case you can't tell by the picture, I had a big salad with red peppers, cucumbers, and rotisserie chicken, salt, pepper, oil and vinegar. The diet is going really well. I'm down 63 pounds as of this morning, and 21 inches off so far (6 of those from my waist). I lost 7 pounds this week. I've been on the diet for 10 weeks now (though I had lost 10 of those pounds before that time). For those of you who don't know, I'm doing Ideal Protein, and it's the easiest diet I've ever been on.
I'm a born again believer in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the Son of God. I am a very happily married wife and a homeschooling mom of five of the greatest kids in the world. We live in a little mountain town in Wyoming, which we love. I enjoy reading and studying God's Word, homeschooling my treasures from Heaven, sewing and doing all sorts of crafts.
Shelter~"That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance. The state of being covered and protected; protection; security. He that defends or guards from danger. To cover from violence, injury, annoyance or attack. To defend; to protect from danger; to secure or render safe; to harbor."
"The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing; but in our culture, we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture." Doug Phillips
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow... For babies grow up, we've learned to our sorrow... So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep... I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep!!
You may have tangible wealth untold: Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be - I had a Mother who read to me. ~ Stricklan Gillilan