ten things I’m loving right now

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a ten things post….

it’s time, don’t you think?

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1.  The new grain mill in my kitchen.  Experimenting with fresh recipes, such as buckwheat pizza crust.

2.  A group of children willing to try out Mom’s latest concoction!  They’re good to me, these kids.

3.  My little guy’s persistence in working through this preschool assessment set of worksheets.  He’s been asking for more ‘workbooks’ lately since all of his siblings have one.  Love his enthusiasm…

4.  God’s provision for our high school girl.  We’ve been praying and thinking for years about just what her last two years of home education might include.  Something more project-based, instead of textbook-based and the weaving in of life experiences, internships, collaborative work with others, and more.

And oh – the most ideal situation literally fell into our laps!  Of course, I firmly believe God orchestrated the entire thing. 🙂

This requires we make some changes (seems to be the theme of our homeschooling this year).  It will be so good for us, for her.  So very, very good.

5.  10 and 11 year-old girls giggling, laughing, joking, and baking away in celebration of our girl’s birthday.  Wow, she’s 11 now…and it’s completely cliche, but where did the time go?

6.  The blessing of virtual assistants who care for multiple ‘tech tasks’ required for this blog space to run smoothly! Hours have been saved, I’m telling you – not to mention how my brain is now freed to focus more on writing instead.

7.  Science with Daddy!  Don’t ask about all the above as I don’t know the complete story — something about ecosystems. 🙂  But, we’ve had a nice weekly rhythm going over the last several months…

…a way to balance our ministry responsibilities with family life.  Mom and Dad working together to meet the needs of church and home (and homeschooling).  A beautiful thing, it is.

8.  Grateful for friends who pray, who lift up needs and simple requests to a God who hears, and sees, and knows.

9.  Twinings Winter Spice tea – so comforting, so delicious.

10.  The music of David Nevue…listened to often, and played by most of the children.  Well, and Mom too.  His arrangements make for great instrumental background music.

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And you, what are you loving these days?

 

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8 comments

Lana

I am loving my newish Zojirushi bread machine. It has really opened up my baking options. A grain mill is definitely on my radar if we can just go for awhile without having to replace things instead.

Oh Lana – I’ve been thinking about that exact machine! Mainly for my children to be able to make bread easily, but I like that it has more capacity than a regular bread machine. And, I miss having one since ours broke a few yrs ago.

Michelle Slomp

I am loving making my own lattes at home. I bought syrup at Starbucks. I have a little espresso pot. Through Pinterest I found out how to make foamy milk in the microwave. Now I can have a latte whenever I want and for a fraction of the price.

Cathy

Loving my Vitamix and my mom’s old Kitchen Aid mixer brought out of retirement (got rid of my grain mill and Bosch mixer to free up space for these), researching next year’s schooling options (considering classical conversations and my computer is not letting me capitalize some things today for some reason, lol), some life coaching sessions I’m doing, and my heavier weight lifting sessions and how strong I am feeling after doing them.

What a great list Cathy! Thanks for commenting…

Oh-My-Gosh! I love the picture of your little one working through my Preschool Assessment Booklet. That just made my night! I hope you all were able to enjoy it, and received a lot of value from it.

xo,
Lindsay
One Beautiful Home Blog

Oh-My-Gosh! I love the picture of your little one working through my Preschool Assessment Booklet. That just made my night! I hope you all were able to enjoy it, and received a lot of value from it.

xo,
Lindsay

Sorry for the double comment!