Daybook

Outside my window…happy little people.

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I am remembering…William’s face when he went up to receive his award for 2nd place in his grade level for his division at the Regional Science Fair.  He had that same smile all the way across the stage.  Such pride and wonder, all in one.  Both boys did a beautiful job with their projects and they both had a great experience presenting to the judges.

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I am thankful for…moments like this.

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I am watchingCovert Affairs at night with Daxson.  It’s no Veronica Mars, but it’s keeping us entertained.

I am listening…to Andrew hum a jolly little tune while he’s playing in the dirt.

I am wondering…if my kids will remember this moment, celebrating another year with Grandpa Larry, as joyfully as I will.

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I am going…a little crazy reading about the AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) diet and making meal plans.  I’m tagging along on Leslie‘s journey…we begin Monday.

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I am pondering…Voltaire’s words (as written about here), “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”  I could write an entire post about those words and how often I allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good around here. 

I am praying…that this book will make a difference.

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I am laughing…about Katie’s reaction when Daxson showed up with this guy for breakfast last week.

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I am admiring…Jessica and her entire backyard.  She’s got a few amazing different projects going from raising bees to growing strawberries to making her own purses to collecting fresh eggs from her chickens every day to experimenting with growing sweet potatoes to watching butterflies emerge along her fence.  You can read about her recent project, making coon skin hats, from beginning to end over here.  I am inspired.

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I am planting…medicinal herbs in my spring garden.  I started with lemon balm, calendula and chamomile.

I am learning…more than I ever wanted to know about allergies and asthma.

In the schoolroom…we recently finished these darling Leap Year time capsules.  Let’s hope we remember to pull them out in 4 years ; )

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Around the house…William needed buttons to do his math with the other day.  Then Katie discovered the button box.  I forgot how delightful something so simple could be.

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In the kitchen…a fresh batch of homemade chocolate.  William has been asking for days to make some and this morning was full of opportunity.  We’re now (anxiously) waiting for it to cool.

I am wearing…my Lularoe leggings!

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We are preparing for…life with a rebel ; )

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Someday I am going to miss…quiet Friday morning art lessons.

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I am reading…my cousin Craig’s latest novel, October’s Letter (that’s right…I’m related to a bona-fide published author!); The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (I just finished her fascinating book Better than Before…so loved that book, but I’m a lover of all personality boxes, so having another way to categorize myself makes me happy!); The Church of Mercy.  When I finish October’s Letter, I borrowed We Never Asked for Wings from the library (I loved Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s book The Language of Flowers so I’m hoping this one will be just as good!), so that’s next in line. 

One of my favorite things…watching this little girl explore the world around her.

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A peek into my day

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