February 12. Got to bed a little earlier last night - 10:30 instead of 11:00. At 9:30, I realized that the dish water needed to be put on the stove to heat. It takes about a half hour for it to get hot so it was 10:00 before I was able to start the dishes.
No sign of sunshine at all today. Rained off and on, and was quite chilly.
It was 2:30 before we got to nap today. After school, the students wrote out a list of things they want Daddy to buy in town so they can sell them.
After nap, I checked over their science lessons, but did not record grades for that today. Then I scrubbed and cut up the few potatoes that Erisapet had brought us several days ago, and diced up several onions and some garlic to cook with the potatoes. While those were cooking, I made a pie crust, and then made a tater ‘n’ onion pie. We haven’t had any veggies for a week and more, and have used up most of our canned veggies too.
Sunny and Graham graded the reading workbooks this evening, then did dishes and swept the floor. After that, I gave them 15 minutes to practice typing before giving them a little test, typing letters, syllables, words, and groups of words.
While they were working, Dallas came by to talk to us about marriage. Both his parents and the young ladies’ parents are agreeable to the marriage. The young lady is 19, and Dallas will be 23 in April. He wanted to know if he could still come to school if he were married. Of course, he can, as long as the marriage is according to God’s will and plan.
(Please pray for Dallas to make a wise and right decision).
“Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.” Luke 11:52
February 13. Not quite as chilly today and there were a few short periods of sunshine. We had a fairly easy day in school. Most of Bible class was spent memorizing the new Bible verse and practicing “Ye Must Be Born Again.” It looks like they need another week to practice to get the English down well, and then maybe they can sing it the following Sunday.
We went about five minutes overtime in Phonics/Reading class, but finished math class a little early today. After their spelling quiz, we looked at a couple books that showed animal tracks. Animal tracks were part of their science study yesterday. They enjoyed both books - one was about the aborigines in the Australian outback, and the other a children’s book called Being a Nature Detective. In their last class today, they wrote thank you notes to the Wylers.
After checking over a few lessons this afternoon and re-cleaning the chalkboard, I worked on the notes for teaching the class about Biblical marriage. I really would like to have that ready by Monday, but don’t know for sure if I will. There is a lot more information than I thought there was.
Just had leftovers to warm up for supper, but after supper I made some date/apricot bars for Daddy. He finished up the other cookies this morning.
“6Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? 7But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6,7
February 14. We did not get up early and wash clothes this morning. Daddy’s heart was racing most of the night, and he was pretty weak by morning. I got up just a few minutes before 6:00, got my breakfast, and had quiet time. Daddy got up a little later and made a fire and had his breakfast. Then he went back to bed until after lotu.
Mike continued his teaching this morning on the family. His text today was Genesis 2:20-24, talking about the importance of a man and wife leaving their parents and starting their own home.
After lotu, Daddy started the generator, and I did the wash. Bonita had come to do some work for me - fix greens (praise the Lord that someone brought us some greens yesterday). We hadn’t had any fresh veggies for going on two weeks. So the greens tasted extra good today. She also helped fill the washing machine with clean water for rinsing the clothes, and she helped me hang the clothes out when they were done being washed. After she finished fixing the greens, she started shelling peanuts. She finished that job after we hung the clothes out, and also swept the floor, and refilled the water buckets so they’ll be ready for next wash day.
I put the greens on the wood stove to start cooking as soon as Bonita had them ready. The weather has been crazy - first a little sunshine, then clouds. It was really nice out when we hung out the clothes, and I was happy to be outside. It wasn’t long after we came back in, however, that the skies were all clouded over again.
Most of the clothes were dry by the time we finished dinner so we brought those in. Left the others out to finish drying. Then we lay down for nap. Slept for about an hour and then heard a few raindrops falling on the metal roof. Oops! Better get those clothes in. Jumped out of bed and headed out to the clothesline as soon as I put on my glasses and fastened my hair back. A few drops of rain were still falling, but the clothes were all dry. Praise the Lord for that!
The last part of the morning, and a good part of this afternoon, I worked on updates. Got them all sent out except for one, which did not want to go. Also got in tax forms that Christy sent, an e-mail from Connie, and one from NTM medical clinic for Daddy. I forgot all about washing my hair this afternoon so guess I’ll have to do that tomorrow. After getting the e-mails sent out, I started working on journal notes for Christy and Connie. Then Matthew came to talk. By the time Matthew left, I was having bad stomach cramps. Took some activated charcoal and went to relax in the recliner for a while.
Daddy is resting now and will soon turn on the generator. Sunny and Graham just came to work.
“8Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: 9But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.” Luke 12:8,9