January 29. After breakfast and quiet time, I had a little time to practice keyboard until school started. Haven’t had any time to practice during the week, and tomorrow will be Friday already, our day to sing in school.
The plane came in today to take Nana out to town. He has been waiting a long time. They told him before that he had to wait for someone else to come in and take over, but nobody had come yet. We heard that the health center is closed, but today Daddy said that Nana told him he may be back. (?) He left us a bag of medicine so we can help people who are seriously ill.
The only things that needed to be graded today were the Reading Workbooks. I only graded Sunny’s and Graham’s and then checked just the sentences in the others. Graham and Sunny are checking the rest of the lessons now. That left me free to get started on next week’s lesson plans.
After nap, I looked over lessons for tomorrow and wrote some things on the chalkboard. Then I practiced keyboard again until supper time.
“47And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. 48And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.” Luke 8:47,48
January 30. Back to cold, cloudy, windy weather today. The wood stove has been going the whole day long.
At the end of the school day, they finished their art projects that they started last week. They had fun with that.
This afternoon, I graded Phinehas’s phonics workbook so he can take it home and do the lessons he missed. Otherwise I only graded Sunny’s and Graham’s work for today and have left the rest of the checking for them to do tomorrow evening - phonics, spelling quizzes, and history.
Afterwards, I hung up the pictures that the students made. We had left them on the table so the glue could finish drying - they used lots of glue to put glitter on for snow. Then I brushed all the extra glitter off the table and put it back in the container before Daddy put the table away.
“And he sent them to preach….” Luke 9:2a
January 31. One month of this year already gone by.
Looks like we’re in for another cold spell like we had a couple weeks ago. The temperature only got up into the mid-60’s today with cold winds, clouds, little drizzles of rain off and on, and just a few minutes of filtered sunshine. Wood stove has been going all day, and we’ve had jackets on all day.
It was an early-to-rise morning as we had laundry to do before lotu. Once again, the laundry had to be hung inside.
Mike taught the lesson in lotu this morning - on marriage being an institution of God and children, as a gift from God, being under the authority of the father. He made it clear that the father’s brothers are not responsible for the rearing of the children, and that God will hold the father accountable for how the child behaves. Also made it clear that God did not plan for children to be swapped around from one family to another.
After lotu, Bonita came and prepared greens and uxai with onions, and she also took dried corn off the cob so it can be further dried and ground into corn meal.
I worked on lesson plans until almost 11:00. Then it was time to call our daughters and have a nice chat with them. After that, I finished the lesson plans and then made some biscuits for dinner to go with the rest of the soup.
This afternoon I washed my hair, cold or not cold. Then I tried to find the pictures of pets that I had gotten together last week. I finally found those and got them glued into the scrapbook.
Phinehas came this afternoon, too, to work on the lessons he had missed last week so I was back and forth now and then helping him.
This evening, there were soul-winning lessons to be printed out, and math lessons too. Sunny and Graham just finished doing dishes and now are grading papers.
“And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.” Luke 9:6