Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursday’s This & That

Outside of my window… the bright sun is deceiving and the thermometer reads 11 degrees. Brrr!  I can tell through, from the angle of the sun and where it rises through the woods, that Spring is getting closer by the day.  Soon, we will trade in snow boots for muck boots and the hard, frozen ground will turn mushy and squishy.

The week in review… It has been one of those weeks where I feel like I get to sit down for 1 minute here and 4 minutes there.  I’ve been wanting to get blog posts together, but haven’t had the span of time to do so.  There’s always a drink to pour, or laundry to start, or quarrel to referee. (Hello, Cabin Fever!)  We’re at the point in the Winter where I have to take proactive steps to set up physical activities for my girls to wear them out.  When the weather is warm, they’re outside for hours every day.  During the winter, they do get out to play, but usually just a couple of times a week.  So, March is the month for indoor obstacle courses and dance parties. Anything to tire these girls out!

We’re thankful for our homeschool co-op which meets on a weekly basis.  This week, in Home Ec. class, they made delicious soft pretzels.

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Yup, no shortage of cute little blonde girls in our co-op!

I am looking forward to… another date night with my husband on Friday.  We’re working for Compassion International at a nearby Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant concert,  Hopefully, I’ll remember to take photos this time, because I completely forgot at last week’s Denver and the Mile High Orchestra show.  It is always such a thrill to be a part of these amazing events!

Happy Dances (Compassion Mail) for the week… Another letter from Precious this week, making it a letter every week for the last 4 weeks from our Ghanaian sweetie.

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Precious’ letters are still written by a helper at the project.  We learned that she is learning to write and to read and she loves the books we’ve been sending her. I should look for a “beginning writer” workbook to send along soon.  Precious asked all about Kaya’s birthday party because we sent a photo in November of Kaya with her party guests, (They dressed in costumes because many of us don’t “do” Halloween, but still wanted to let our kids have the fun of dressing up.)   Precious is always asking about Kaya, so I had Kaya work on a reply letter to send to her sister in Ghana.

Well, it is time to get rolling today.  I hope you’re all having a wonderful week!  If you found a Happy Dance at the mailbox, leave a comment and tell me all about it! 

~Michelle

4 comments:

steph said...

We got our second letter from Ian this week! YAY!! I was so hoping this would be a Compassion week. His first letter I was a "sir" and now I am a ma'am. It was written just before Christmas and he was excited to do a "song presentation" for his teacher. He is such a great letter writer.
Congrats on 4 weeks of letters- I hope one day we will start recieving them a little more often. What a blessing.

Jessica said...

No new happy mail, but I'm really hoping that we eventually get in a good consistent routine with our own ghanian sweetie.

Also, I had the best soft pretzel of my life yesterday at the mall (greatly affected by the fact I was starving) and that ..sort of relates to your post. :)

JD said...

Love your Happy Dance update!! We received a letter from Lizbeth in Bolivia yesterday, she's doing very well. I imagine we'll also get a letter from Ato Sam by week's end!

Jill Foley said...

I sent you a couple emails this week - did you by any chance get them?

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