Friday, September 12, 2014

lately: a list


1.  Beautiful sunrises that present themselves in the deepest of oranges and reds and fade to warm yellows. 

2.  Football games that run into overtime and end in a hard-earned victory.  Our guys have their first away game tomorrow.  I'm fixing sub sandwiches to have for our dinner after the game (ham, turkey, provolone, cheddar, lettuce, tomato).

3.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  What captivates me most about this book is that it is a story told by Death and it is not morbid but, rather, beautiful and poignant.  I am taking my time with this one, something I think the subject matter greatly demands.  There is depth here that requires consideration.


4.  My fall wreath.  I'm NOT a floral arranger, so really, this is just a haphazard assembly of dollar store items.  But it looks inviting from the street!

5.  Cinnamon Pear Cake
This is such a great cake.  For dessert, while it's still warm topped with some whipped cream.  For breakfast the next day.  So good.
Combine 2/3 c. sugar, 1/3 c. oil, 1/3 c. applesauce, 2 eggs, 2 t. vanilla, 3 t. cinnamon,
1/4 t. nutmeg, 2 t. baking soda.  Add 4 chopped pears and mix. 
Add 2 c. flour and mix.  Pour into a greased 13x9 pan and bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

6.  Black shutters.  We can't afford to repaint the entire house this year.  But we can afford to update the existing shutters.  An easy coat of black gives the entire house a spruced up look.


7.  The last of the sunflowers.  They capture the sunlight so perfectly.  While their predecessors are drying on newspapers in the dining room these beauties are soaking up the early autumn afternoons.

8.  Homeschool and public school.  We are a week and a half into it and things are going well.  The homeschool student and I have settled into a good routine.  The public school student has found his way, found his locker, and likes his teachers.  Phew!
For homeschool we are using Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum and covering all the basic subjects: Bible, English, Spelling, History, Science, Literature, Math.  We are also using ARTistic Pursuits for Art class and for a typing course.
ARTistic Pursuits, High School The Elements of Art and Composition  -
The public schooler is taking Biology, Algebra, History, Spanish, Naval Science 2,  and English.  Rifle Team practices begins again on Monday.  : )

9.  My home on a sunny afternoon.  I like it here.


1 comment:

  1. I LOVE THIS POST!! Thank you for posting pictures of your home. Loving the black shutters and the living room!