Monday, November 9, 2009

For Today November 9, 2009.....

Outside my Window....absolutely beautiful fall weather. The breeze coming in the window is so refreshing and enjoyable.

I am Thinking....Thanksgiving is on my mind.

I am Thankful for.....family. That my husband has parents that love him very much and have never walked away from him.

I am wearing...walking clothes getting ready to do my morning walk.

I am remembering....how much it means to my husband to have an all from scratch homemade Thanksgiving dinner. I love cooking it for him...a memory for my children.

I am going...drop books off at library, stop at a store and go to orchestra with my 4 children. They are all doing so good with their instruments. The first recital is Dec 7, it is around the corner.

I am reading...patterns..working on Christmas presents does not leave me much time between schooling 4 children and tending to our home.

I am hoping...to finish hand stitching a quilt I pieced last year soon. I have 2 boys asking for a quilt from mom for Christmas. Trying to figure out how to pull this one off. One doesn't care about the fabric so I could do his easily. The other son wants camouflage which means buying fabric and right now that is not in any budget around here.

On my mind....the families that are suffering from a lost loved one's right now. Two senseless shootings that took innocent life's this week.

From the learning rooms...daily math, reading always and for the oldest memorizing a poem. The other boys grammar and the youngest is learning long vowel sounds. This week the youngest who is 6 just was moved into Saxon 2 math. She is so excited!

Noticing that....the sun is setting earlier. Which means I need to get out sooner for my trampoline work.

Pondering these words....Every time I come to this section. I become stumped, makes me wonder if I ever have any deep thoughts. I am so in the here and now at this moment that there is not much intellectual thinking going on at this time.

From the Kitchen....enchiladas and nachos, tonight. Chili tomorrow, homemade pizza on Wednesday. not sure of Thursday and Friday just yet.

Around the house....Work continues at a slow pace with the remodeling. The drive is not there with the possibility we could lose the house. Prayers are need.....

One of my favorite things....joy of my family having a good time.

From my picture Journal...finished piecing the quilt top. Picture doesn't truly show it. After I sandwich I will try to get a better picture.

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7 comments:

Trench Mommy said...

Ooo! When you're done with those quilts will you make me one?!!! :-) Good luck getting them done! I hate to sew. But wish I liked it. Funny, huh? Nice blog and I'm glad I found you through today's post.

Valerie said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love it.
Have a good week :)

One More Equals Four said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I also peeked down to the previous post and saw the earrings your son gave you. How precious! I am so sorry you are struggling right now with finances. I said a prayer for you as soon as I read it. We have been struggling, too and I have felt so guilty praying about it because I know so many are in the same situation, but the Lord blessed us and next month my husband will be getting a raise. The Lord can do so much more than you can ask or imagine!

Hope you have a great week!

A Gracious Home said...

No wonder the boys want one of your quilts. The picture of your quilt is beautiful. I can see you are talented at making quilts. Your meals sound fantastic. I have always had a home cooked Thanksgiving meal.We have a large family and everyone makes something. I make the dressing. I hope you have a great week. Doylene

Shana said...

Beautiful quilt! And I am ever so impressed with anyone who hand quilts anything! My six year old is wanting a quilt for her bed, but it will not be for christmas, hopefully for her bday in July!

Enjoyed your post!
Blessings,
Shana

Seasons of Life said...

The 'heart' of the quilt reflects the love put into making it! Lovely, Tara...

Prayers and blessings ~

Breezy Point Mom said...

I especially enjoyed reading this journal today, as I can so relate to the lack of deep thinking. I am also so impressed at your quilting skills, and generally how ambitious you are at this time of the year. Wonderful!