>> Sunday, July 27, 2008
Hello! It's been a lovely few weeks, but with so much going on it was a little overwhelming to try and document it all, blog-wise.
>> Tuesday, July 15, 2008
>> Sunday, July 6, 2008
HoneyHusband took all the children camping and fishing for a few days while I got some total quiet to work on the quilt. They had a great time and caught several fish, swam every day and generally enjoyed the dirt and heat. It gave me enough time to get most of the little pieces together for the quilt top so that I can continue making progress. If they hadn't left me alone those three days I don't think I would have had a chance, but now it's shaping up and I'm excited to keep working on it. It's my project for BooMama's Before and After, so it kind of needs to be finished by July 25th. Not that I'm pressured or anything. And look how happy they look! At least the one with the fish does...
>> Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I'm a firm believer in the Magic Wand. I don't really care if it is Fictional, Fantasy or Fir. It could be poplar, beech, bent or broken. Many times my Magic Wand is a book. I want sense made out of my situation. I want things Fixed. I want things to Work. So really, not to scare some people off by my term "Magic Wand"--anything that helps me is my Magic Wand. I've had Magic Wand typing programs (Mavis Beacon), Magic Wand cooking helps (Leanne Ely's Saving Dinner and my pressure cooker), Magic Wand Bible Studies (anything by Beth Moore), and, for me, the most elusive Magic Wands would be those for child training. I have an entire collection of Wands for that. Effective Parenting with Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, Mike and Debi Pearl (No Greater Joy) have all been--and continue to be--treasured Wands. But my newest and most delightful Wand has got to be Reb and Beverly Bradley. Listening to Reb Bradley at the Homeschool Seminar this last week was just what I needed to hear. He spoke God's Wisdom and Goodness to me. He was talking about Blind Spots in our child rearing and how to overcome that--it was like he spend weeks at my house and gave me his solutions, only in a public setting. Beverly's tapes on our children learning to love each other was one of the best things I have ever heard in my entire life. She took my favorite verse in the Bible--Zephaniah 3:17 and exploded and expanded it until I felt I couldn't take another molecule of God's delight. Awesome. I'm adding their ministry link on my sidebar and I'm going to see if they will just move next door so I can listen to them every day.