Monday, March 30, 2020

Homemaker's Journal: Monday, March 30, 2020

Joining Sandra over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy Homemaker Monday. 


Good morning... we're on day 17 of our self-isolation/quarantine at home. It feels like forever. My husband began working from home last week and while it has been nice having him home all the time, he's also still busy working so I have the extra task of keeping the kids away from the "home office" he has set up in Juliette's nursery.

THE WEATHER THIS WEEK...

Monday: 77/50 Mostly Sunny
Tuesday: 61/44 PM Rain
Wednesday: 55/42 AM Showers
Thursday: 64/42 PM Sunny
Friday: 66/42 Mostly Sunny
Saturday: 68/47 Mostly Sunny
Sunday: 71/50 Partly Cloudy

Tree pollen is reportedly very high, and grass pollen is moderate. I have fortunately not been suffering from allergies so far this year. I am beyond grateful for that.

AROUND THE HOME...

The older children are currently working on math and Juliette finally went down for her morning nap in the swing. I did some writing work with George this morning before he started on his math lesson. We managed to read three chapters in our scriptures this morning before Juliette decided she was done and wanted to start crying loudly.

AGENDA FOR TODAY...

We'll continue on with math and writing this morning and then work on science and history after lunch. The children are excited they get to watch two scripture videos this evening to go along with what we read. Bridget has her virtual dance classes this afternoon. They began them last week with ballet at 2:30 on Tuesday and tap on Wednesday, but the schedule changed this week to accommodate the students that are doing "online school" and do not get done early enough. Now she has ballet and tap back to back, beginning at 4:30. I set up an area in her room that she can dance in, with the laptop set up on her dresser. I'll probably send the boys outside to play since the weather will be nice.  We'll have dinner without her, as her class will not get over until 6:30.

FROM THE CAMERA...

"Brown headed cowbirds"
We've been doing some bird watching lately, as there is not much else to do around the house. We see a lot of sparrows and finches at the bird feeder and doves eating the fallen seeds on the ground, but this weekend these cowbirds came by for a meal. There was one female and two males. 

A FAVORITE QUOTE FOR TODAY...

Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
-Isaiah 26:20 (KJV)

ON THE MENU...

Monday

Breakfast: Banana-Orange Smoothies
Noon Meal: Macaroni & Cheese w/ Baked Beans, Yellow Squash
Supper: BLT's or leftovers

Tuesday

Breakfast: Banana Muffins w/ Maple Glaze
Noon Meal: Sesame Tofu w/ Brown Rice, Green Beans
Supper: Garlicky Tomato and Zucchini Soup w/ Breadsticks

Wednesday

Breakfast: Chocolate Oatmeal
Noon Meal: Smokey Cheese Pasta w/ Garlic Bread
Supper: Sandwiches or leftovers

Thursday

Breakfast: Crumb Cake
Noon Meal: Black Bean & Rice Enchiladas
Supper: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches w/ Tomato Soup

Friday

Breakfast: Tofu Scramble w/ Toast
Noon Meal: Leftovers
Supper: Pizza

Saturday (General Conference)

Breakfast: ---
Noon Meal: Pizza Bagels, Fresh Fruit
Supper: Corn Chowder

Sunday (General Conference)

Breakfast: ---
Noon Meal: Burgers, Baked Beans, Potato Salad
Supper: Leftovers

I AM READING...



PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK...

About the same as everybody else. We'll do school lessons, the kids will play outside, we'll eat our meals, watch a movie on Friday, and we'll keep doing it week after week until this virus dies down.

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4 comments:

  1. Glad your daughter is still getting to do her dance classes virtually at least. I can tell my high school freshman is really missing his band class (though he says nothing) and tonight would have been our private lesson. It's a big adjustment for all of us isn't it? We've been doing lots of bird watching as well. Hope you have a great week!

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  2. How nice that the dance classes can be continued. at least with homeschooling your kids are doing well.
    Have a great week

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  3. Jenny,
    I am enjoying reading about your days as a young homeschooling mother. It brings back so many memories of the days when I had more than just one home with me, my "baby" is 16. It is a challenge when your husband is home working and you must keep the children quiet...thankfully he has a job! You are serving the KING. Blessings to you.

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  4. I absolutely love that Scripture verse, how perfectly apt it is, and how quietening to the soul.

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