My first daybook!

Monday, September 14, 2009



(I've been wanting to join in this for ages & finally got my confidence up just to find that the lady was having a break over her summer, well finally here goes...)


FOR TODAY 14th September 2009


Outside my window...

All is quiet. Night has fallen & the birds that were singing all day have gone quiet. The breeze has turned slightly too cool after a beautiful spring day - a typical September evening for this part of the world.

I am thinking...

About going to bed- yes I know it's only 10 past nine, but I like going to bed & reading for a while!


I am thankful for...

My wonderful hubby& our 4 blessings!

My ewes that are all currently in lamb (yes, I only just found out on Friday & they're due soon!!!Yay!!)

From the learning rooms...

All is currently quiet, although today both students were working hard. Zai raced through his work today. He is really enjoying his current maths where he's learning to add 10's - he's very proud about that! Ellie had a review day today - every 4th day is a review of the last 3 phonics learnt. She's coming along really well & starting to enjoy her workbooks (which is an answer to prayer let me tell you!). After school Zai & Ellie both sat down & wrote stories!



From the kitchen...
Today I tried my hand at fresh bread again (inspired by both Ann of eight acres of Eden & the west ladies DVD). Well it didn't turn out exactly as I would want, but it sure did taste delicious!


I also made some lemon cordial with the surplus of lemons we had as they were only 50c a kg at the fruit shop the other day!



I am wearing...

Farm clothes! - Yep that means old daggies - trakky pants & a soft green t- shirt.



I am creating...

Yesterday I finally finished the curtains for our schoolroom & moved onto making the valances for the kitchen/dining windows (I only want valances as these windows have lovely views and are very private!)! I can't wait to replace the drab valance that's there with the cheery red gingham ones I'm half finished!!



I am going...

To bed very, very soon!


I am reading...

My Bible - I'm currently reading Hebrews & also doing our KYB study in Jeremiah.

"Finding God's Path through your trials" by Elizabeth George ( I highly recommend her books!!)

"The spirit of loveliness" by Emilie Barnes (another of my favourite authors)

"For the children's sake" by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

"Minnesota Brothers" by Lena Nelson Dooley

(I always have many books on the go as it depends what mood I'm in as to what I read)



I am hoping...


And praying for rain. Please join me as our crops are starting to turn & the warmer spring weather isn't helping. We can only trust God has a plan for why this is happening again.


I am hearing...

Nothing but the hum of the computer! All is quiet & peaceful!



Around the house...

I'm hoping to get some more spring cleaning done in the next few days!!



One of my favorite things...

"The spirit of loveliness" by Emilie Barnes would have to be one of my favourite books ever! My parents gave this to me as a graduation present when I graduated from university! I didn't read it for a good 6 months, but once I started I couldn't put it down. I read it at least once a year!



A few plans for the rest of the week:


I've been offered as many plants from the garden of a house that's going to be demolished as I want, so I have to get my gardens prepared & read up on transplanting roses, lavender & daisies. Otherwise we continue on with school & watch the ewes closely for any lambing difficulties.



Here is picture for thought I am sharing...




Oops - I'm experimenting with quantity - guess this was too much!!!LOL

For other daybooks go to The Simple Woman's Daybook.

9 comments:

luckyless said...

great :)

Kath said...

Enjoyed!!!

Mum-me said...

This is a nice way to record your thoughts and activities.

Hope you can get your garden beds ready. It feels good to be planting this time of year.

Possum was doing "The Young Maiden's Daybook" for quite a while but has stopped recently.

Saminda said...

So nice to read Renata, wish we lived closer together as we have so much in common. :)

Sandra said...

This is the first time I've seen an example of a day book. It looks like a good way to help remember the day. Very interesting.
Rose is doing a great job in John's position. Ross was asking after you and your dad the other day. How is your dad?
Take care.

Aunty Sel said...

Oh, thats so lovely. I see what you meant about the bread, just slightly overfilled, but I'm sure the kiddies loved it!!!
Have fun,
luv
sel

Bobbie-Jo said...

Sounds like a relaxing time in the still of the night - and a good day, too, except for the bread thing! That's cute!

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

LOVE the overflow pic! that looks just like something i do!

Grandma said...

Hi Narn,
I bet that bread was yummy & crusty (the overflow bit) mmmmm......keep practising....even Dad used to bake break when we were in the UK!! (It used to heat up our home a little!!!) Love to you all, Mum xxxxxxxxx

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