Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dot Points

* I am feeling much much better than I was a week or so ago. So much has been going on..... I just needed to pray, to slow down, to have some good talks with my husband, and things are feeling better. Not health-wise (we've all been sick!), but spiritually and emotionally better.

* Homeschooling has been slow and steady this week. We did a huge maths component, some science and a whole lot of reading. Saraya hasn't been well, so we've been resting a lot too. We watched Mary Poppins. Again. ;)

* In our reading piles: I am reading The Secret Garden (unabridged) to the children and we are all LOVING it. The children know the musical well, and so the story is familiar to them already. It is beautifully written and I would highly recommend it. Stuart may be starting The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe with them next week. Eek! They are growing up so fast. And I am re-reading Wuthering Heights (for myself), one of my favourite classics. Next on my pile is Atonement by Ian McEwan. Stuart is re-reading The Silmarillion by Tolkien.

* My little brother turns 21 today!!! We are off to his party tonight. He also announced last Sunday that he and his girlfriend are engaged! They have been friends since they were 11 - she is absolutely lovely. Very exciting. :)

* Stuart's big sister had a baby this week also, baby Ezra. Hooray for another nephew to love!

* Piano teaching is going so well, I am going to take on a couple more students. Lots of positive feedback from the children, they seem to be enjoying themselves which makes me very happy.

* Eisteddfod planning commences in earnest on Monday. We have 5 songs to get polished and costumes to organise before the 2nd of August!

* Our kittens Molly and Slinky Malinki are growing so much, and are so loved. I feel very blessed to have them in our family. :) Great decision.

* The garden is sorely neglected lately, though potatoes seem to be doing very well - hopefully there are some developing below all that mulch..... The tops look great!

* My dear friend Kate left last night for Victoria. :( Parting was hard, but I pray the time away will be wonderful for her. And we do get to look after her car while she is gone (could be 6 weeks, could be 6 months....) which is a little bonus! It will be such a help to have a 2nd vehicle.

I need to go pack. Will hopefully have some nice family photos to put up next week. Have a great weekend everyone. xx


Laura said...

I'll be praying that you all get healthy again soon. I am glad that you are doing better otherwise; and I know how hard it is to say goodbye, but the Lord will grant you grace, peace and strength.

And I love those books you mentioned!

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

Lots happening in your household Saminda! Sorry to hear that you are unwell - will pray for you today. It is the day after my son's 18th party - went well though quite a few who said they were coming didn't turn up so if you lived close to me you would be invited for lunch today to help us eat all the leftover food - I definitely over catered!
Must say I love your new nephew's name - of course I am biased. I'm sure he will turn out to be a 'little helper' as my Ezra has.

jazzy cat said...

Hey Min!

How time flies, 21 yrs old your 'little' brother! The photos of you two on FB were lovely, and I hope the funny tummy didn't detract too much from the celebrations. I'll (cross fingers) finally get YOUR birthday present posted this week since I have a week off work. I'm so ready for this holiday!!! Enjoy yourself xxJen

Kimmie said...

I am very happy about dot number one...or point number one.

love you friend.

mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted


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