Tuesday on the Homestead
Today is busy day for me. I have a homeschool meeting this afternoon so that means I need to get several things done this morning before I leave. Actually right now I feel like going back to bed! LOL.. I am lacking in sleep even though my husband keeps telling me that 6 hours of sleep is plenty!! Well it may be for him, but not for me! The problem is actually finding the time for a nap! I donâ€™t think that will happen today.
I have some beans soaking right now and I need to get those started for tonightâ€™s dinner which will be bean soup of some sort. I am trying out and messing around with some new bean recipes. Beans are such a good quality, frugal food to use!
We are still waiting for our curriculum to arrive. I guess it seems more like â€˜school timeâ€™ now because it is raining and cool outside. Sometimes September is just beautiful and warm and sometimes it is wet and cool. For now, I guess it is wet and cool.
I am waiting for â€œThe Phone Callâ€. My oldest daughter is nearing her due date and I find myself unable to think of much else. She will call when things start happening (and lots of pre-labor things are starting to happen which has put me on higher alert now). My dearest, closest friend (she is like a sister to me) and I will be flying down to be with her (hopefully) while she has her little baby. She is having a home birth, which I am thrilled about. She was less than impressed with the hospitals and doctors in her area. So I am praying that all goes smoothly for her. I have had 5 homebirths myself and I think she just grew up seeing that birth was normal and that is also why she has chosen to deliver at home.
I guess it is time to get breakfast started for the kiddos.. they will be waking up soon. I am posting their new fall schedules so they can get use to the idea of more structure. I donâ€™t know why, but all the structure flies out the window during the summer!
Here is a look at Jacobâ€™s morning routine (he is 12):
~Get dressed down to socks and shoes
~Pick up room: no toys, clothes, junk on the floor, under the bed, on top of dresser and desk
~Take care of baby goats IF milking is done
1. Wipe off table after breakfast
2. Sweep dining room floor and mop if needed
3. Clean bathroom
4. Extra help as needed
Start school work
I am still working on Sierraâ€™s and Isaacs. The older girls donâ€™t need to have it all spelled out they seem to get with a new schedule better than me!!
That sums up my Tuesday on the