Monday, June 1, 2009

Another Beautiful Day and other things....

I'm sitting here quietly thinking about how thankful I am for this life I lead, not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but still pretty wonderful.
I'm listening to my girls in the shower, instructing each other on the fine art of conditioning your hair while singing random song lyrics...opps someone just got soap in her eye....

...aaaaaaand I'm back. they have a way of resolving things for themselves before I can even get there to help them!

I got up fairly early this morning (not living on a farm early, but early enough) and Isaac surprised me by being awake as well. He was so hungry he couldn't sleep so I fried him up an egg before I headed to the pool and he informed me that this was his favourite time of day to do his math. He's not awake yet you see, and it's over before he's even aware it started. Youngest Son is VERY good at math. I need all my faculties about me to tackle even the most basic of tasks in the math world.

By the time I got home, he was in my bed fast asleep...still is actually. The beauty of homeschooling!

Hey take a peek into a random ordinary day at the Speilschool house.....
The kids found my rag bag and asked if they could sew.

Notice my poor sad inadequate machine in the background? Well it gave up the ghost this day so...I need to get a decent one! Silly thing!
Hey. See if you can guess where we're spending our vacation money this year???
If you guessed in Isaac's mouth, you'd be close but we're also dedicating a bit to this child (we wouldn't want to be unfair at all!)

This one is up next if she doesn't quit with the nighttime thumb sucking....(sigh)
I really could be worse though right?! And look how happy they are as they cut things up into ity bity bits :)

And if you're thinking, but doesn't she have 4 kids? Why don't we ever see the oldest one? I do actually. Thanks for asking. It's because he's going to school this year for the first time. He loves it! Or tolerates it as much as can be expected (he is an almost 14 year old boy so...)
...Oh look, I found one. Here he is about a month ago heading off to Vancouver Island on a ball hockey tourney. He really does have a great life too!

It can be about my perspective on things. I could look around the house today and notice the dirty floor and the stacks of unfolded, clean laundry and think about the supper that needs to go into the crockpot and the shopping that needs to be done and feel overwhelmed OR...
I could hear the joy in my girl's voices and they sing and play, and the peace that surrounds our home as we learn to just rest in His promise that He never gives us more than we can handle. This is the life I'm privileged to lead. I'll try to remember that as I stand in the checkout line at Superstore explaining to my girls why I will NOT be buying them gum today.

" Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world girves. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid" (John 14.:27)


Prairie Girl said...

Thanks for visiting! I'm sorry to hear about your machine. I sew on a very basic one as well and to be honest I kind of wish it would give up the ghost for good (it tried to die last week, but my husband revived it!)

I too love running and have had bouts where I've had to do the pool running thing. Hopefully it doesn't last too long for you and you can be up and training for your 1/2 outside in the fresh air!

Will visit again :)

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

This inspired me so much Shalagh, and I feel so much better about this whole journey when I can relax and appreciate the great stuff rather than stress about what they are getting done.
Peace. right. deep breath...
thank you!

Klin said...

I love that you home school. I get too distracted, but am very involved on the PTA end.

Your children are absolutely adorable. Your oldest is going to be a lady killer. He is handsome.

Loved your scriptural quotes. They are among my favorite.

Aunt Becky said...

I just heart you madly.

homemom1001 said...

Heh Shay! You are so, so right! About the laundry, and enjoying our kids, and about hardships in the post below! Thanks for the reminder and encouragement!