This day after giving thanks I grabbed my chalk and got to work creating a St Nicholas image for our black board. He who gave in Christ's dear name, and so may we all.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Today's book is The Long Winter. Chapter entitled October Blizzard, page 37.
In this chapter a blizzard comes. The Fierce snow Flurries outside while the Family huddles under blankets by the Fire and Pa plays his Fiddle.
The Fiddle becomes the big F and the fiddle bow becomes the little f. Accented in the background by a Fire and a Flurry of snow.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The book is The Long Winter. The chapter called An Errand to Town , page 15.
In this chapter Laura and Carrie run an errand for Pa into town. On their way back from their errand they take a shortcut through the slough grass to get to where Pa is mowing. They become lost in the tall grasses. The big E is the path traced by Pa's mower and the little e is the girls looping path as they Emerge from the grasses finally back from their Errand.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I revamped our weekly rhythm recently. I included a grain that we are focusing on eating each day. I hope to expand it to also include a daily essential oil to diffuse but I'm still building my oil stockpile.
I have included ideas for empty blocks of time in my schedule such as after church and on Saturday mornings. I'm hoping having ideas on hand will help keep me off of Facebook so much. Ha!
I took my ideas for my empty spaces from Little House On the Prairie, things like sitting on the porch, watching the sun set, and singing.
I'm a big believer in the power of rhythm both for mama and for the kiddos. It keeps my kids feeling calm and it weaves my days together for maximum efficiency.
Book: On the Banks of Plum Creek
Chapter: The Door in the Ground, page 1
In this chapter the family begins a new adventure moving into a dug out house in a hill. The door of the dug out becomes our big D and the door handle becomes our little d.
Monday, November 17, 2014
From Little Town on the Prairie. The chapter called The Necessary Cat, page 19
In this chapter gophers are eating Pa's new corn crop. The family gets a cat to help eat the gophers. The big C is the half eaten corn crop. The little c becomes the cat guarding the crop.