Monday at Home


Well, here we are on our second week! Mondays are always a little slow around here. It seems there is always a lot of clutter to pick up from the weekend. I’m going to try to get this done on Sunday nights because I don’t like doing it on Monday mornings!

I slept in late this morning. I woke JM up at 5:30 and then went back to bed until 8:00! We didn’t do school this morning because it was picture day at Maymont Park. A local photograher offers his services to take school pictures for homeschoolers. They were taken in the Italian Gardens, which are very beautiful! Lots of colorful flowers and today there were many butterflies. JK’s picture should turn out well.

Walking back through the park we stopped at the herb garden. It smells so good. We noticed a large fennel bush that was covered with Monarch butterfly caterpillars. The more we looked around the bush, the more we saw! It was really neat. JK and I like to visit every herb, rub them on our fingers and smell. My favorite is mint and rosemary. As I was walking out of the garden, I rubbed rosemary on my fingers again so the smell would last longer.

In school today, we started a new section in our poetry unit. JK copied Psalm 23 and illustrated it. She has to memorize it by the end of the week. I noticed in her Keepers handbook that she can earn a badge for that so I’m sure that will be extra motivation!

Last night in our small group, we talked about “interruptions” in our day and learning to see those as assignments from the Lord. I have been getting better at that but I still have a long way to go. I need to remember that God caused those “interruptions” for a purpose. If I remember that, then I can look for the lesson during those times. There’s always a lesson in there that I have to learn!

Chores today were the usual on Monday: laundry and lots of it!! Tonight for dinner is Beef and Tater Bake. Basically a meatloaf with mashed potatoes on topped and then cooked in the oven. It’s one of my family’s favorites.

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