Daybook: mid-November

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Out my window: this is the prettiest fall I can remember in a long time.  Trees I remember as dull brown are stunning reds and oranges.  Is it all the rain we had?  I don’t know, but I can’t get enough of it.

In the kitchen: it’s cold this week.  I’m planning soup and homemade bread, and for a change-up, a pumpkin-sausage pasta from Simply in Season.

On my mind: this week’s job is to get up to speed on low-resource prenatal care.  In Spanish.

In the school room: Jonah is persevering through his [tough] college statistics class.  I feel like it’s two steps forward, one step back.  We are listening to As Your Like It on CD in the car, after reading E. Nesbit’s summary. The kids are hanging with it and even enjoying parts, but I think Shakespeare is funnier on stage.  They’re missing a lot of the humor.

I’m reading: IMPAC’s Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum and Newborn Care: A guide for essential practice — wait, that’s not what’s on your bedside table right now?  I’m also looking forward to some PG Wodehouse.

Grateful for:  progress on the house.  We are having our pre-drywall meeting today. I hope this means they are going to give us a closing date.

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Yesterday’s church. I taught the children. They are amazing.

Thursday’s day of blessing at True Mountain Farm.  I was fed and rested and humored after an exhausting two days, and then we got to go hang out with my PRP.  What  a good day.

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Healing for my body, and a run on Friday.  Hoping for another few this week…

Some writing opportunities opened up for me this week.  I am so grateful.

A lovely time with Christy over the weekend, with autumn leaves and sculpture and prayer.  It was a gift.

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The release of Let Us Keep the Feast: Advent and Christmas.  I can’t wait to get my copy!

Praying for: Mandy. How to get more exercise.  Our trip (we leave in 11 days!)  Paul.  Our relationship with my parents.  Nate & his family.

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6 thoughts on “Daybook: mid-November

  1. We love that pumpkin sausage recipe. And the colors seem brighter this year in NJ, too. May you have peace in your preparation for the trip. The boys are loving their gifts!

  2. I stole these two pictures (and the on of the kids doing P.E. together). That one made me cry. Good times, friend.
    How thankful I am for you. Your writing, your children, your perspective on life.

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