Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Flying By In A Blur...

That's kind of how my mind is feeling as I try to think of what to write today. I really should be writing in the evening, while things are fresh, but I've been choosing to get a little extra sleep on the nights that we're not out and about with ministry opportunities. I'm really not sure if Addie's late night eating is a phase or a habit that she's gotten into. It starts about midnight and she seems to think she needs to eat every hour or so after that. It's really changed the way that my body functions right now. I'm feeling more alert in the middle of the night and a bit more fuzzy during certain parts of the day. This too shall pass though, for they are only little for such a short time. Besides that, she makes up for it by being so loving and snuggly, so I can't stay upset about the lack of sleep for long, even if I wanted to:).

Today is the last jam delivery day that I'll be making until after the New Year. It's given me time to bake a little and discover a wonderful recipe for Honey Wheat Bread. I love that it makes 3 loaves too, because we're going through amazing amounts of bread as the kids get bigger and have their growth spurts. What better to give them than Bread with Butter and Homemade Jam:). Looking forward to next year when the butter will be from our own animals too! Scott was able to locate a goat that we should be able to purchase in the spring. It'll be nice to have the extra milk and cream fresh instead of needing to get up to 5 gallons a week at the store now.

Also on the agenda is locating some chickens. Some for eating and some for eggs. I think the biggest hurdle will be getting Sam to see them as part of the farm and not something to try to chase off. They might not lay eggs for a couple days if he scares them. Hopefully it won't take very long for him to accept them and not go crazy when he sees them.

Last Saturday Scott let me go for a sewing day. It was a very productive and fun day. We were able to get pajamas made for the older two and if we hadn't made a mistake with the back part of the pants for the younger 2 they would be done too. Will be finishing those up at the church this afternoon:). We also tried to do button holes. It went pretty good on the spare material that we tried it on, but not as good on the pajamas. Thankfully it's not really visible and we just decided to go with the elastic instead of drawstring. It inspired me to do more sewing though, so I'm hoping to finish a couple more gifts before Christmas and through the rest of the winter.

School is always interesting. The latest History lessons were on Henry the 8th. I knew a bit about him, but never really went in depth with it. The kids know far more than I ever knew and even Kiersten remembers quite a bit of what was taught. The good and the bad...

Well, I'd better start rounding up kids and loading things into the van. Elyssia worked quickly and is finished with most of her subjects. Garrison can read to me in the van:). Homeschooling definitely has benefits!

Happy Wednesday!

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