July 10. Didn’t get as cold last night -- in the upper 50’s instead of the lower. And it was much warmer today. Daddy did not light a fire in the wood stove this morning.
I didn’t plan a game for math class this morning since they had the day off yesterday. But I let them divide into teams and race in answering the review questions for today. It ended up that all the girls were on one team with two of the boys, but the all boys’ team won. We just played about a half hour; and the second half hour, they started working on their review lesson.
At the end of school, I told them to be thinking during the weekend about what gifts they want to get to give their parents on parents’ day so they can give Daddy an order on Monday. While we were eating lunch, they stayed and discussed things they would like to get. They were still discussing when we lay down for nap so we told them that the last one out should lock the door behind them.
I must have been really tired at nap time because I slept almost an hour and a half. Actually, I should have known I was really tired because it was all I could do to stay awake during the last class of the day.
After nap, I graded English lessons (they were short) and Sunny’s and Graham’s spelling quizzes (so they can grade the other quizzes tomorrow evening). Then I peeled and diced up pumpkin that Daddy had cut up and also diced up a few potatoes I had washed. Threw them into the pressure cooker along with some onions, bouillion, and herbs (and water, of course) and made pumpkin soup for supper.
Daddy and I also spent a lot of time this afternoon chasing Bonita’s chicken away from the house. The hen keeps flying up onto the window awnings (which are made of kunai, or tall grass). We wonder if she has another egg up there. Bonita climbed up the other day and took away one egg. But that hen was very stubborn today about having her own way. She finally went home to roost for the night.
As soon as supper was over, we started the laundry. At 7:00, Daddy went to teach Bible school, and I finished rinsing the clothes and hanging up the shirts, blouses, and dresses.
This evening the Lord delighted my heart with some cucumbers that Kaipo brought. I had just prayed for cucumbers this morning, not knowing whether they were still in season or not.
“ Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” Acts 20:21