Sunday, January 11, 2009

Beyond Homemaking Daybook

Weather: The weather has been strange here the last few days- very cold to start and end the days, but warm enough to go without a jacket for a few hours each afternoon. Today is certainly starting cold, so we're bundled up tight.


This Week: Superman and I have our usual work weeks and Superman is back at school. Big Kid has piano lessons later this morning, Little Bit has a well child doctor's visit tomorrow, and the boys are having their pictures taken this weekend for their 3 year old and 18 month pictures.


Current Fiction Read: Still Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey. 


Current Non-Fiction Read: Keeping House by Margaret Kim Peterson.


Craftiness: Still working on Reed’s quilt top, but finishing very soon!


Learning at home:  Big Kid is still fascinated with those mazes he started working on last week. I thought he would like them, but I didn't know he would like them this much! We started reading My Father's Dragon a few days ago, and Big Kid really likes it, although he isn't used to a longer format yet and wants to know why we can't just read the whole thing in one sitting.

We also have a big cardboard box that a family member passed on to us. We cut a door in it, and it's the most exciting toy in the house right now!


New work: This isn't really new as of this week, but I keep forgetting it! We made a calendar out of regular paper and an old 3 ring binder. Each morning we write the date at the top of the page, then the day of the week. At the end of the day we talk about what happened that day and Big Kid dictates to me what he'd like to write on the page. It's been really interesting because he chooses what is important to him to include. I make notes on the back of the page about school type things we did that day (books we read, mazes, pages, coloring, etc. that he did, which montessori work he chose that day, etc)


In Other News . . .  My computer is fried. I spent most of the weekend trying to recover photos, work documents and other documents. I was able to save my pictures and work stuff, but a lot of my other things are lost. My brother works on computers and he's coming into town next weekend- he promises to try and recover some of my files, but there are no guarantees. The computer will barely start up now, and even then it's only into safe mode with very limited function. So if I'm not on much you'll know why! Superman takes his computer with him for work and school, so I'm without a computer most of the day, and then we'll be sharing it in the evenings to do the things we usually do. There will be no pictures for a little bit until I'm able to either use a different computer (Superman's is ridiculously old and won't allow me to open my photo editor for some reason) or until my new computer comes in.


  1. Hurray for appliance boxes!!!!!!

  2. Today I ordered seeds for spring planting from

    I thought you might be interested in some of their container gardening seeds: eggplant Baby Rosanna and Summer Squash Black Forest. I'm also getting Tomato Ildi because it has a relatively short growing time.

    Of course they have lots of flowers too.

    I won't be starting seeds for a while, but I thought you might like to start thinking about these things now. ;) I need to collect my seed trays, potting soil, etc.


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