Outside my window- It's a mild day, a little breezy, but nice and sunny.
I am hearing- Legos being built in the boys room, yes they have been resurrected after months of dormancy...does that happen at your house too?? Also the trains have come back out, most likely because I mentioned I am going to try and sell the whole lot :)
I am wearing- Black leggings, an orange ribbed knit tee and a soft grey wrap cardigan much like this one pictured in the top middle.
I am pondering- How it's possible that I have a 16 year old, a 14 year old, a 10 year old and a 7 year old....what happened to my babies???? I guess the recent birthday of a certain boy now 14 has made me a little nostalgic for those littler kid days...There's never been a nicer 14 year old boy though, I'm just sayin' ;-)
I am reading- A new novel by Jane Gardam, well it's not new, but new to me - Crusoe's Daughter. It's starting out fine...we'll see how it goes. Also perusing several bread baking books as I so enjoy the art of bread baking :)
From the kitchen- Day 2 on my three day bread that I have been doing for the past month or so. You do an easy yeast starter on day 1, add whole wheat flour and salt and oil on day two and day 3 you shape and bake. We prefer long loaves as opposed to boules. It's absolutley delish, especially toasted!! It's called Ed Behr's Country Loaf taken from one of my old standby cookbooks - The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. Such a great book!
Living a lifestyle of learning- Listening to lots of Haydn for music study right now, mostly in the mornings as we are doing something else, but especially if we are learning about a new piece we really enjoy these radio shows from Classics for Kids.
Living the Liturgical Year- Celebrating the month of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary with as many daily/evening rosaries as we can fit. We have been so blessed by having a devotion to Our Lady in the rosary. We pray that God will continue to bless our family through this ancient devotion.
Around the house- Keeping in place our afternoon quick tidy!! This goes a long way for my sanity when it gets hectic and busy during the week. Everyone does a little something for about ten minutes or so, and voila, tidy house for the evening :)
What we are creating- Lots of watercolor pictures, seasonal drawings and photography.
A few plans for the rest of the week- Beginning to work up end of term exams as we are nearing the completion of Term 1 around the end of the month. I am looking forward to doing these as in the past we have not done any "official" exams, but I have always liked the Charlotte Mason exams, so here we go!
A picture thought I am sharing-
Many blessings in your week ahead!