Thursday, March 26, 2015

:: A Routine Life is Good

~Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
~Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.  ~ Psalm 103: 4-5

budding plum tree
Budding Plum tree with streaming sunlight

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Today (Wednesday) was gorgeous!   The sun was shining and the ground had dried up in some areas… Honey was able to get on the mower and get part of the yard mowed. After that… there was still a good bit of the afternoon left, so I hung out some laundry I had washed while he was mowing.   I don’t generally hang clothes the same day he mows…

because well… the obvious!

Our daughter has been back to work for the second week… and I think we’re getting a pretty good schedule down.  Today was a little odd—both boys napped at the same time!  Miracles of miracles.  Sebastyan has colic—I feel for him.  His mom and I are discussing options—as he has had his formula changed twice already and nothing is helping.  She is ready to come around to my way of thinking…Probiotics- In the way of Kefir.  I’ll share with you how that goes hopefully by next week and we’ll be seeing an improvement.

Anyway, back to the schedule.  Once I get Bash asleep and Vince is playing with blocks, cars, what ever grabs his attention (a.k.a: The Honey) – I’m able to sit at the table with sister and do the instructive part of school.  She is learning to read and she’s coming along in math pretty well too!   The rest of her schooling comes naturally throughout the day, in a more unconventional setting—she’s doing quite well with all of it.

I’m able to stay pretty busy with house work, through out the day—and squeeze in some of the daily and weekly household chores in between activities with the kiddos.  The Honey has been dubbed “Trash Captain”  and he does dishes.  You don’t know how happy that makes me!  I’d rather do ALL THE LAUNDRY. ALONE. Than wash dishes.  I will wash dishes and I DO wash dishes.  It’s just not my favorite. Our kids were taught to put their cups on the microwave hutch when they were young;  I’ve taught my LITTLES to do it too- this way, I’m not washing cups all day.  Each has their own color and that simplifies things.  The dishes don’t really pile up, because the breakfast and lunch dishes get washed as soon as we’re through with that meal. 

Before I let the kids outside to play today—I turned on my dvd I bought a while back and walked.  I’m using the Leslie Sansone – dvd.  It’s called  Just Walk…(the ULTIMATE 5 DAY WALK PLAN). I bought it last year and it still had the plastic wrapper on it today when opened it!   I was walking before—but I was streaming it on YouTube.    The LITTLES joined in and did it with me.  We laughed for about half a mile!

I felt great after that workout! Why didn’t I do this all winter?  I. DON’T. KNOW.

All in all this week has been a good one.  I’m glad I’ve taken the time to meditate on the scripture I’ve shared with you.  When I’m hanging laundry, swinging on the porch with a baby, cooking, or crocheting (I’ll be honest haven’t crocheted much this week) …but my point is, whatever I’m doing I’ve been thinking about God’s benefits and I’ve been thinking happily about my birthday… Today, (Thursday, by the time you read this) and I’ve been counting my blessings!   I have so much to be thankful for.

Momma and Me Feb 20, 1966  … I was 11 mos. old.

‘Til next time, Bless the LORD~


Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Happy Birthday! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

NanaDiana said...

Good for you for walking like that...and happy birthday to you. Sounds like the homeschooling is going well.
Pat, just wanted to mention that I am having a really hard time reading your blog. The font is very light (a pale grey) and small which makes it hard to read. Just thought I would mention it. I know it shows up differently when you write it than it does when posted. xo Diana

Chris K in Wisconsin said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! Remember that by taking care of yourself (and so many others!) you have been granted the joy of another year! I hope as you embark upon this next trip around the sun that it is an amazing journey leading to many more. Celebrate!!

Connie said...

Hello Patricia, and Happy Birthday! I love the verse that you started your post with and that photo of you and your Momma, how sweet. Here's to a wonderful and health year!
Connie :)

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Shug said...

Happy Birthday sweet have an awesome outlook on life......this makes for a happy life.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Happy Birthday!