31 December 2005

Next Year's Plans

Proposed Daily Schedule:

6:30-9:30    Mama: personal time
prayer, breakfast, walk, chores
Children: sleep,
get up and start Morning Things by 8:45 ~ done by 9:30

9:30-12:30   All: Morning prayers & lessons
Teens: independent study after morning prayers
Middles & Littles: Bible & recitations w/Mama; copywork
Middles: Greek, math & Latin 
Littles: phonics & math w/Mama, then play

12:30-1:15  Lunch, clean-up, play

1:15-2:00    Read alouds:
poetry, history, literature

2:00-3:30    Quiet time
Littles: naps
Mama, Middles & Teens: independent study

3:30-4:15    Teatime & tutoring

4:15-5:00    Afternoon lessons
Week 1: art studies
Week 2: geography studies
Week 3:
music studies
Week 4: science studies

5:00-6:30     Housekeeping
6:30-9:30     Supper & family time

posted in: Making Plans

29 December 2005

Thankful Thursday

Bless the LORD, O my soul:
and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits:

Who forgiveth all thine iniquities;
who healeth all thy diseases;

Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;
who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things;
so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psalm 103:1-5

His benefits to me have been numerous this past year.
Here are three highlights:

~ I was able to stay home with my little darlings once again.
~ I made a new, dear friend.
~ My older son became my brother in Christ.

Thank You, gracious Father in heaven: my cup overflows.