May 26. It has seemed like a long day. I was in the classroom early this morning (after breakfast and quiet time) working on school things. We started school promptly at 8:00. Sang “More About Jesus” but also sang “The Old Rugged Cross.” The Bible verse hadn’t been checked out yet (for translation) so we didn’t go over the verse but went right to the lesson. It didn’t take long to finish the lesson and then start reviewing. They will have a test on Thursday morning.
In phonics class, we discussed the story they read yesterday in their readers and talked about whether or not Jesus was a Nazarite and had long hair. (The story was about the son promised to Manoah and his wife.) Then they finished the reading lesson in their workbook. Many of them had already finished yesterday’s math lesson and were ready to start a new one today. Today they learned larger Roman numerals - those from 90 to 399, using the numeral C. Many of them finished the new lesson today so will be ready for the next lesson tomorrow.
The English lesson was review, and in history class, we went over the review material for their review lesson on unit 2. There was a LOT of grading to do today, and Thania got away before I got a chance to ask her to come and help. But Sunny was still here - taking the science test she missed when she was absent yesterday. So I asked Sunny to ask Thania if she could come and help me. Thania did come. I was so thankful. She spent 3 1/2 hours checking lessons even though I had done a lot of checking myself, and I had the grades to mark and record as well when Thania finished.
I also had to make some biscuits for Daddy’s lunch since the bread I made last night was too hard for him. I think the yeast is too old, and the bread didn’t rise and didn’t cook properly. Had to make a meal for supper too. Since we have no fresh veggies or meat, the only thing I could think of to make was a canned pie. The only thing healthy about the pie was probably the crust and the onions. (I used up our last two tiny onions that I had been saving for such an occasion.) The rest of the pie was canned carrots, canned peas, canned baked beans, and bottled spaghetti sauce, with a few extra spices added for flavour. The spaghetti sauce and added spices disguised the other canned items well enough so that the pie was somewhat tasty.
Our nap today was short, not that we weren’t tired, but a dead rat smell was wafting across our noses. (We have already been dealing with one behind the kitchen cupboards.) After we got up, Daddy checked all around the bedroom but could not find any animal. I don’t know if the rats are dying to get in, but they certainly seem to be getting in to die.
After supper, I still had work to put on the chalkboard which I did by the light of the portable LED lamp. Then there were dishes to do which Daddy graciously did for me (there weren’t very many this evening) while I had a bath.
“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me….” John 15:26
“13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” John 16:13,14