Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Vocabulary Quiz?

Please forgive my effrontery, I don't wish to hamper your ebullience for reading my blog but I have been typing up vocabulary quizzes and I find some of these words completely ambrosial. It is my sincere hope that no one will admonish me for my ephemeral use of a few complex words. While not exactly "zany", it is somewhat prodigious to attempt to supplant my normal vocabulary for one that is so exaggerated. I am sure that if you will take a moment to peruse this short missive you will find the unwieldy words without much scrutiny. Some readers, (Mom) will be quite unruffled by the addition of said words. I'll wager she may even delight in the addition. I must admit, however, that I do actually use a great many of these words on my own. I don't usually use several in one sentence though. After this brief lapse I must once again immerse myself in work. Luckily, vocabulary is not a task that I abhor. What CAN be somewhat excruciating for me is answering the eternal question of what to have for dinner. While I don't despise cooking (quite the contrary) I certainly have haggled on occasion (usually about 4:00) with WHAT to cook. Tonight, however, I am okay as I already know that we are having baked potatoes and chili. I hope that I have not galled anyone by unwittingly misusing any of these words. I must go forth now and cook!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just a few minutes

I only have a minute to blog tonight... it is late and we have had a full day.
School was challenging and I have not yet been able to find my "stride" or rhythm for this school year. I am still working on it though....

An unexpected treat was when we went to the farm. Due to illness, a dog attack and #504 raiding the garden, our fall crop was nil. We needed to clean up our mess in preparation for the coming winter. The kids were not looking forward to this. Adding to their discontent was the drizzly weather. We did, however, have an enjoyable time. Sweet Feet helped our friends M & J fetch a cow that had "gotten out". Prima Dona, Sunshine and I helped Mr. N rip up the cornstalks and throw them to both the cows and the pigs. It was muddy and dirty but somehow satisfying to rip those things up and fling them with all our might. The animals were most appreciative too! So.. we cleaned up a bit. I am afraid we did not get it all finished but it was GOOD to be outside together.

Then the kiddos went with M&J to see M's new (i think old) horse! They even got to ride her. (while being led). I was able to have a visit with Mrs. C and it was nice.

We then ran out to Mom and Dad's to pick up Mr. Fantastic. Whew... now I am folding a load of laundry and trying to get ready to start over again tomorrow.

In all of the busyness I am trying to realize my blessings and be thankful. I am thankful for a muddy time outside, KFC when I am wet and cold, and parents who love to keep my kids.

Oh.. and we are enjoying on tape Igraine the Brave.. very good listen!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Will you let me be your servant?

My favorite hymn right now is called Servant's Song. The melody is only nine measures long... but I love it! I guess I sing it a lot because my kids are SICK of it. Bekah doesn't like it because of the first line.
I love it.. I am embracing it... I am going to try and live it. Here it is:

Will you let me be your servant?
Let me be as Christ to you...
Pray that I will have the Grace
To let you be my servant too.

Love it.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Smells I love

Okay, I was working on a much more philosophical post but I have a hard time typing and editing in this tiny space so I will have to work on in it in a different format and then bring it here. Having said all of that I wanted to share something and so here it is my top 7 favorite things to smell:
7) Fresh cut grass
6) burning leaves
5) Spoiled ( perfume) .. really fancy stuff my Mom got me in California.. I wore it on my wedding
oh.. and now I love Amazing Grace (also stuff my mom got me)
4)roast in the oven
3) sugar cookies
2) anything with cinnamon
1) my kids.. and especially my kids when they were babies and I put Johnson's baby lotion on them.

What about you?? Favorite smell??