Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday Musings

For  the week of August 26th, 2013

Outside My Window...I am hoping for rain today. They said maybe. My garden could really use it. I honestly cannot remember the last time we had a good, solid rain.

Things I'm Thinking About....Organizing our weekly routine. I am planning to sit down this week and come up with a daily and weekly routine. We need a better rhythm around here. Our outside activities start ramping up next week and I want to go into it all with some sort of plan for when everything can get done. Even if that plan goes out the window on the very first day.

In My Garden...Oh, the tomatoes! They are finally in and there are so very many. I wish I had taken a picture to share. We bought heirloom tomato plants this year, and we have green ones, yellow ones, purple ones, and red ones. Very lovely. We are eating tons of summer squash but not very many zucchini for some reason. The green beans are still in full swing and I plan to start digging up some potatoes this week.

In the Barnyard... I need to come up with a better routine for getting all our animal chores done. The daily watering/feeding routine is well established. It's all those other things things that  need doing-cleaning coops, freshening goat bedding, scrubbing water pails, trimming hooves, etc. that tend to fall by the way side.

Food, and the Cooking Thereof....I am planning to make salsa this week with the tomato bounty. We bought lots of peaches and made them into peach butter over the weekend. Grace is going to make us some eclairs using a recipe she learned in her pastry class. Pretty excited about that.

In Our Homeschool....One more week then we have our Labor Day week off. My biggest problem in this area right now is finding the time to correct and read work. At the end of the morning I am faced with a pile of math sheets, logic puzzles, handwriting books, essays, science experiment sheets, etc. that need going over and I need a better system for dealing with it all.

Creating.....Not much going on this week. I let Grace sign up for a Pinterest account and she is pretty excited about that. And I caved and started one myself. I can see how people get addicted to pinning;).

Reading and Watching...I am reading Skeletons at the Feast right now. Last week we watched This is Spinal Tap.No family watching this week, we had a campfire on our regular movie night.

Plans For the Week Ahead...Orthodontist, visiting with out of state family, an overdue trip to the library, plus birthday shopping and a party for Dad. Should be a quiet week, which will be nice.

Hope you have a great week!

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