Outside my window we are having a fine Autumn day. There is a clean, cool breeze and the temperature is supposed to reach the mid sixties. It is not feeling like it should be the end of September. I think it is because our big maple tree used to lead the season off. It was always the first tree in the neighborhood to change colors and loose its leaves.
I am thinking about how thankful I am for prayer. At my woman's bible study last week we were each assigned someone to pray for us. When the woman who drew my name asked for my prayer request I explained that I have been feeling pretty overwhelmed and stressed this past month so I specifically asked her for prayer that I would be purposeful and diligent in accomplishing my tasks and then resting in the things left undone. I can say that this prayer was answered over the weekend. Friday morning I normally get groceries but instead I sat down and graded all of the kids papers as well as planned out the next week. Everything else seemed to fall in place and here I am on Monday morning with virtually no stress and all the major things out of the way and off the table. I still have an incredibly busy week ahead but at least I feel caught up and for that I am thankful!
From the learning Room: I have been teaching a unit study for our co-op on the book Charlotte's Web. I purchased a lap book study from an on line source. It has been fun just listening to the kids read out loud and enjoy the story. Next month my husband is coming to teach car maintenance to the older kids in the c0-op. This group ranges from 7th grade through high school. I have been asking Mr. to come and teach one of his many talents since co-op began six years ago. He is finally going to do it! In November all the different classes will be gearing up to do a December performance night. Each age level doing a little skit, recitation, or song. The co-op has been a wonderful blessing to our family through the years. We have made many good friends and enjoyed many wonderful experiences do to the dedication, skills, and talents of other families. The picture to the right is my husband and son fencing at the Minnesota Renaissance festival. Mr. Sturm is the winner in the lovely yellow suit!