Monday, August 22, 2016

The Simple Woman's Daybook- 8/22/16

For Today

Looking out my window...All is dark now as it is after 9pm. I am always a little sad when the days start getting shorter.

I am has been way too long since I have posted to my many things have changed since I have last posted!

I am thankful...for our beautiful new home and property that we were able to purchase earlier this year. God is so good!

One of my favorite having 2 acres to dream and plan with.The possibilities are so exciting!

I am wearing...jeans, a green tank top and socks.

I am creating...This summer I took a weaving class to learn how to use my new loom. I am so excited to start making a rug soon! My first project at the class was placemats. I have had so much fun and can see myself enjoying weaving for many years to come.
I am reading... Dr. Dobson's book Bringing Up Girls. Only a few chapters in, but I am already learning so much. Also, my girls and I just finished a summer of reading around the world with Give Your Child the World by Jamie Martin. An excellent resource and we have enjoyed reading and learning about cultures all around the world.
I am hoping...that I can get out of bed earlier tomorrow...I have a horrible habit of hitting the snooze.

I am to train our dog...yes, we got a dog! He has been a great addition to our family. But puppies are a LOT of work!

In my kitchen...tonight we had beans and cornbread. Simple but delicious!
In the school room...we are slowly easing back into our routine for homeschool. Friday we got our record notebooks ready to go so hopefully I will be more on top of record keeping this year. We officially start into our curriculum after Labor Day so for now we are doing lots of fun math games and hands on learning activities. Our big fun project today was picking and drying herbs and learning some things we can do with herbs.

In my garden...things didn't do so great this year. I got a late start because of moving into a new place, and then we had the worst case of earwigs I have ever seen! There were hundreds and thousands EVERYWHERE. On everything! Ewwww! We do have kale and a few tomatoes and a yellow squash plant that survived the munching earwigs.

Post Script
Here is the link to Jamie Martin's Simple Homeschool website where you can find links to read about families all around the world and see all of the neat things we got to check out as part of the Read the World summer program. 
Shared Quote
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. -Helen Keller

A moment from my day...
A dog and his girls.

Closing Notes:
Thank you for taking time to spend a moment with me here at Ripples of Grace. I will be writing more again soon and sharing more about all the new changes that have gone on with us over the past year. I hope you'll come back! And be sure to check out The Simple Woman's Daybook and create your own daybook to share.


  1. Just found you through SWDB... Nice place you have here. Yes, we had a german shepherd pup who is now 2. After 1 year we took her to a boarding/obedience school for a week. It was well worth the money. She has turned out to be a great addition to our family! (won't lie, that first year was really tough)
    Hope you have a great HS year! I admire those who do it... our last one is a senior in high school this year (we did not home school).

    1. Monica,
      Thanks for stopping by from SWDB! I am glad to hear things get better with pups as they get older! Ours is only about 8 months so we have a ways to go! He is part German Shepherd and part Labrador. We have been taking him to obedience school and that has been helping a lot.
      I hope your senior has a great last year in high school...exciting times! Thanks for the encouragement!
      God bless!

  2. Our garden didn't work out so great this year either. We got a couple cucumbers and a couple small tomatoes and a couple green peppers. Hopefully, we will be getting some sweet potatoes. That's about it unless the watermelon takes. Beautiful pup! We love our dog too. She is an Akita Shepherd mix.

    1. Eileen,
      Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment. I always enjoy hearing from others. I'm sorry your garden wasn't so great either. I guess some years are like that. I bet your dog is cute! Ours is a Shepherd and Labrador mix.
      God bless!