Friday, November 21, 2008

An Update...

Sunset at a local park

I have been wanting to write a post lately, but seem fresh out of ideas. Things are busy here, as they always are when the holidays near, and my head is filled with ideas of what I can make for gifts. I am constantly on the lookout for gifts that would be fairly easy for me to make on a mass scale and something that everyone would like. I have a few projects that are high on my list, I just need to find the time to make them.

I met a woman and her son at the Library last month and she also home schools. How lucky that her son is the same age as Oldest! We have been getting together, twice a week, to do lessons and art projects and I really enjoy her company. She had been feeling much like I was, looking for another home schooler and not finding very many who have the same or similar ideas. It's so nice to be able to talk to another adult (besides my lovely husband) and have an excuse to get out of the house and going somewhere other than the food store.

We have not had satellite TV service for nearly a month now and I am amazed at how much I don't miss it. None of us do, really. My husband apologized to me, saying he was sorry it took him so long to "see the light" and canceling the TV and he told me I had been suggesting it for over 6 years! Was it really that long? In any case, better late than never and we are doing so much more together as a family without the TV. The husband and I are also going to bed earlier now and I've actually started to wake up before the kids! I still have a few late nights when I have my nose stuck in a book that I can't put down, but for the most part, I am finding myself in bed before midnight or earlier.

It snowed here and we have a light dusting of snow on the ground. I am so grateful for all the hard work we put into gathering firewood and now we are enjoying the benefits of the woodstove. As my husband likes to put it-- "All our hard work is going up in smoke!"

The kids are asking for me to make snow ice cream, but I have to explain we need more than just a dusting of snow to make it. They're disappointed it isn't enough to go sledding or build a snowman, but I tell them we still have more months of winter to come and who knows what that will bring.

I'll be writing again when I have fresh ideas and a complete post in my head to put into words. Stay tuned...


Karen Mayes said...

I was wondering if you just decided to "hibernate" and would not come back until next spring ;o)

It is always good to have a normal routine, just simply living a life and being involved in living the life!

mishkazena said...

Oh, yes, karen.

Life is too face-paced, hurried, and hectic. Some people have forgotten what living is all about.

Mountain Mama has it right.

DJ Kirkby said...

I consider myself lucky to have been able to purchase 3 of your homeade Christmas gifts early this year, I have saved them ready to give to our boys next month. Why don't you make soem more to sell? Thsi is the perfect time of year for it. Or what about some adorable dried apple figues to hang on the Christmas tree? Do you know what I mean? I remember seeing them when I was a kid, they look like wrinkly old ladies and men.