~First daybook for 2010~

Monday, January 18, 2010

For Monday 18th January 2010:

Outside my Window...
It is a beautiful sunny day. The temperature has turned cool after our scorching heat wave of the last couple of weeks. The leaves are being tossed eastward in the wind & the paddocks are turning a soft green beneath the summer golden brown as the weeds grow caused by our summer rains.


I am thinking....
About all I want to accomplish in this last week before we begin schooling again next week. Dave has finished his holidays & so this is a big catch up week on all those jobs I want to complete.


I am thankful...
That we had a wonderful holiday with Dave in spite of the heat. We have been tripping here & there & enjoying every part of it (& the best bit is that each trip counted as a field trip!!).


From the learning rooms...
Hopefully puffs of dust as I "spring clean" it ready for the new school year.


From the kitchen...
I have fruit soaking to make fruit cakes for a neighbour who I swapped some baking for a "farmyard friend". Also another neighbour broke his arm, so I want to take something to him & his wife who had to quit work to keep their farm going - I don't think she gets much time for kitchen work at the moment.

I am wearing...
My nightie. I had to pull out my "in-between season" nightie as it was much to cold for my summer one last night. (Yes, we are having a cool snap!)


I am creating...
Plans to get the curtains made for Zai's room this week. We have decided to go ahead & finish his room although every time we try & move him into it, he ends up in with Ellie. It's just that once school is back, a lot of my "spare" time to sew is taken up.


I am going...
Nowhere!!! After being out most of last week, a week at home sounds delightful!


I am reading...
The Bible - I'm into 1 John at the moment.
Breaking the worry habit...forever- By Elizabeth George
Opal -By Lauraine Snelling

I am hoping...
That someone may be able to help me. I'm considering doing a preschool program with the twins this year & after any suggestions as to any that you've found to be good (or have you come up with one yourself?) - any good sites etc.?

I am hearing...
Eli & Jud playing racing with some of their match box cars- lots of car noises & "woo hoo's". Zai & Ellie are watching their new "Story keepers" DVD we got from Koorong when we visited Canberra last week. I highly recommend these - they have sections that are read straight from the Bible - all to a cartoon of what's happening. They are enjoying their last week of TV before we become a no TV zone during the week for term time.


Around the house...
Today is an outside day - we are going to clean out the greenhouse. I bought some different seeds & I'm hoping to get some planted today (while it's a beautiful temperature).


One of my favourite things....
Spending time as a family - having Dave home & it being much too hot for him to work outside means that we've had a lot of wonderful family time over the last fortnight.

A few plans for the rest of the week...
Cleaning; gardening; Peaches to preserve; Onions to pickle (if they work this time - the last couple of times they have gone mouldy, but hopefully if I water bath them, this won't happen); Farm work; Reading; Playing with the children; Catching up on the farm paperwork;


Here is a picture for thought I am sharing:

Hopefully the only "school" they will attend this year - in the old school house at the Pioneer Park at Griffith.



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Have a lovely day!
Renata :)

8 comments:

Grandma said...

Hi Narn, Lovely to see you back!!! ok - so I did talk to you a couple of days ago!!! The old school house looked lovely didn't it! Make sure you all enjoy this week (and next & the next...).
Thanks for sending your hot weather up here!!!! I'm glad it's cooled down for you though.... I hope you get done all that you want (and if you don't, well there's always next week & the next.....!!!!
Sel feels she & then Martine will need to censor the books I got for you at the Lifeline Bookfest to ensure that they are suitable for you!!!! (Very kind of her isn't it????????????) Give all the darlings a big hug & love to all, Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Mum-me said...

It has turned cool hasn't it? I heard on the news it was snowing in Jindabyne and Thredbo. Reminds me of that Keith Green song "Summer Snow?" DO you know it?

aunty sel said...

Hi Narn,
I hope your having a lovely day!!! And that you get the greenhouse done, I wish that I had one like yours!! I planted some sunflower seeds yesterday!!!
Have fun,
luv
sel

Kath said...

Glad you have cooled down a bit there!! We had plenty of cold here to share!

Saminda said...

Love this Renata! :) Why oh why can't we live in the same state?!? :(
In regards to the twins- Hubbard's Cupboard is a site I used lots when Saraya was that age. Also, Jan Brett has a great website full of activities - and all free!! The Rod and Staff books are great once kids are interested in doing a little bookwork.
Can I ask - what do the twins tend to do while you are schooling the other two? I'm feeling a little lost re: Will and Elijah - not so much Elijah, but definitely WIll! He will sit and watch a half-hour DVD but I'm not keen to make this a habit (maybe once a day?) - I too would love to go tv-free but can't imagine schooling without it at the moment! :( Any ideas?? xoxo

Linda said...

Thanks for following my blog.

I loved this post, could relate to so much, especially the weather. I sent my husband and son to Koorong in Canberra, hope to go there myself one day. I just received Opal in the mail this morning, I have read the others.

Can relate to switching jobs because of the heat, then back again, cleaning the kids rooms etc. etc.

Anonymous said...

Amazingly! Amazingly!

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