Outside my Window... it is snowing. Birds are chirping at the feeders.
I am thinking... I love being in Church. We had missionaries yesterday with us from Germany. It is always so interesting to me to talk with them. His message was so eye opening also, he said that we shouldn't get so caught up on "how many" people we bring to Christ. He used Andrew as an example, he was very quiet but what an impact he had. That one person you bring to Christ could be the one to bring hundreds.
I am thankful for... the freedom to homeschool in this country. In Germany it is against the law to homeschool.
From the Learning Room…we are starting our Thanksgiving unit, along with our normal studies of South America.
From the kitchen... more applesauce. We were given 3 bushel of apples. We have such a freezer full. It will be great in the winter to open a container and smell the wonderful apples. We also had many pumpkins given to us that we will be cooking up and freezing. We have been so blessed with wonderful farm friends who think of us often. I will be picking up many winter squash as well. So if anyone has some squash recipes please let me know. Also...does anyone know if you can freeze winter squash in chunks (after cooking it)?
I am wearing... sweats, sweatpants, socks and slippers. It is pretty chilly here this morning. But it feels good.
I am reading... Bible-Nahum, I will begin the book I won from the 160 Acre Woods blog Whispers in the Bayou. It looks like a really good book.
I am praying... for peace about my upcoming surgery on my back. I will be going into the hospital on December 11. I will only be in the hospital 1-2 days! Then I have to wear a brace for at least 3 months. My doctor is very confident that I will make a complete recovery and will be 100%. I'm also praying I listen to ALL the doctors orders and take it easy!
I am hearing... the kids talking behind me at the table while working on their Math assignments. I'm very happy because they picked up the books on their own! We technically do not start school for about an hour. They are also talking about playing store.
Around the house... many things to do in preparation of my surgery. I'm organizing things, we are going to work on some Christmas cookies to place in the freezer.
One of my favorite things... the smell of the cold morning air. Especially after snow, with the hint of wood burning in the air, then being able to step into a warm cozy home.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... finish the tasks for around the house. Get the children on a cleaning schedule to help the home run smooth while I am laid up.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you... apple cider!! A few weeks ago we went on a field trip to learn how it was made. Best of all we were able to sample the cider!
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