Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Joy in the Ordinary

Look around, really look around and you will find joy... joy in the everyday... joy in the ordinary things.
I finally tackled the mending box. I don't know why I put this off and off.  It doesn't take as long as I think to take care of things.
I find that more and more of the mending is stitching that is coming apart. They just don't make quality clothing anymore.

Chuck supervising as Megan makes rice crispy treats.
I love it when I find selfies on the camera from my favorite girl.

We are working on week five of homeschooling. I love, love, love it! Megan took a language arts quiz and didn't do well. I pulled out the white board the next day and we went over the things she missed and did some additional practice.  She thanked me for stopping and explaining it again. She said that if she were in tradition school and she didn't get something they moved on to the next lesson and no one would have explained it further. That is one of the reason we wanted to homeschool.  Many times I felt they were moving forward before she was ready.   I keep getting affirmation , after affirmation that we made the correct decision to bring her home. I'm sorry we didn't do it sooner! 

Trying to teach herself a new skill. I'm not sure the knitting lessons are going well as I keep hearing her say "slow down" and "noooo" to the YouTube video. Ha!

A dinner fiasco! The pot roast didn't quite make it to the table. Not one of my finer moments.
A sleepover that resulted in a ton of laughter. It made my heart happy to witness these two acting like eleven year olds.  I find that many girls this age act more like they are sixteen years old. Sad.

May your day be filled with joy in the journey!


  1. One of the best things about homeschooling is that you can adjust the pace for your child and their needs. I wanted my kids to master subjects so I would go back and reteach where needed also. It has paid off big time for all of my kids. Megan is right about the schools just moving on and not having the time to go back and explain things. YOur poor potroast...all I could think of is how happy my dog would have been to see that. ;) I sometimes think that he is secretly chanting "drop it, drop it" when I have something good to eat on a plate. LOL!

  2. So happy you are homeschooling! I wouldn't trade a minute of the time I got to spend with my children and we are now seeing the fruits of that labor. You won't regret this decision!

  3. I heart home school, this Thursday we are going to walk through Abraham Lincolns life for a hands on history class. Experiencing what his life would of been like, and there will be an appearance from Abe himself. We may be going to hear a Orchestra play for free soon. This is the many reason I love home school. Dropping the pot roast sounds like our kind of week. A new jar of pickles hit the floor and went everywhere. I like to never got rid of the sticky floors. I love when little girls act their ages, and still play. Keep encouraging it! My eight year old acts eight, and I am so thankful. Have a wonderful week.

  4. A beautiful post of a beautiful life.

  5. I hope you have thee 3 second rule at your house. Poor pot roast. Then cookies look great!

  6. I am so glad homeschooling is working out for you. I know I loved it. My oldest daughter is homeschooling her 4 children and so far they love it too. God is good.

  7. You know, the only regret I have about Homeschooling is that I didn't start sooner!!! So glad you and your girl are enjoying it. : )

  8. I talk to my youtube tutorials too. lol. So many things to be thankful for, I am so happy to hear that the home schooling is going so well. Have a great weekend.

  9. Homeschooling is just the best thing ever!! Sounds like you made the best decision for your whole family. :)

    Sounds as though you are really enjoying every moment as they come!!

    Enjoy your week 6!!

    Hugs, Amy

  10. What a wonderful decision you made to homeschool, it definitely is far better for her to learn these things at her own pace instead of being forced to move on when she is not ready, what a blessing that you have made this choice! Not a fun moment with the pot roast, but hopefully you still had plenty to go back and get another plate! Always enjoy the snippets of your life :)


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