~The Homeschool Mother's Journal~

In my life this week…

How can I say this without it being negative ~ I hate going back to school after a week long break! There, I said it. There is no way around not being negative with that statement.  I am not one of these perky moms who looks at everything  with a smile on her face and ready to face the world. Are they even normal? I think they are a breed all their own. Really, I'm a normal mom who has a ton of things going on in her life and having a week off from something frees up so much time for all the other things, I really like that extra time. This was the case at our home this week, it was almost like the first day of school all over again.

In our homeschool this week…

We've had a good week. We started off a little bumpy but it ended up a smooth ride.  Thankfully, it's now over with a new week on the horizon.

My favorite thing this week was…

Celebrating my son's twelfth birthday. It's hard to believe that he is already 12, and taller than me by about 2 inches and I'm 5'4".

Things I’m working on…

I'm still working on my Prayer/Devotion journal. I have the background image all set and some of the pages ready. I've been working on the divider pages, trying to set the tabs in the correct place without too much overlapping is not quite that easy. Hopefully, it will be finished soon. I'm also working on an adorable little knitted cap.

I’m reading…

I'm working on two books at the moment both are for reviews. God Makes Lemonade by Don Jacobson and The House of Hope by Elisabeth Gifford.

I’m cooking… 

I found HUGE baking potatoes at the store last weekend. So we are having a potato bar for our supper tonight.  YEE HAW!! Super EASY!

I’m grateful for…

I'm thankful for answered prayers. My husband was able to move to another contractor  with his job this week.  It's a blessing to see that he is not hating his job any longer.

I’m praying for…

We are now praying for the Lord to open the door for us to move closer to our church. We want to be in the half way area of church and my husband's job. Forty miles (one way)to church on Sunday is not so bad, but when you think about driving it for both Sunday morning and Sunday night, it becomes a nightmare on the gas budget. We are having to be creative for the afternoons, so we don't have to drive back and forth.