The Lord sent us rain today, most of the day. I thought all my students would be late for class, but they surprised me. After reviewing Bible verses, we started on lesson 2 of Daniel, starting on the story of Daniel and his three friends’ refusal of the king’s meat and wine and how the Lord gave Daniel wisdom to handle the matter in a good way. There were lots of good lessons in today’s lesson for these young people.
Right after phonics class, the students let me know that the community school kids were up here starting to cut grass on the airstrip. So we closed school for the day, and our students went out to help. It was raining, but they still kept working. We praise the Lord for their willingness to come and help with that job.
We were afraid the students were all going to leave when it started raining hard, but the hard rain didn’t last long. In only a little over an hour, the whole airstrip had been cut. Daddy called MAF and let them know it was all cut; but, they asked, “Has it been raked?” No. And nobody wanted to rake. So it still can’t be opened until the raking is done. Daddy started out to rake a couple times, but he got hardly anything done before the rain sent him home.
It was nice to have those couple free hours this morning. I didn’t have any papers to grade so that was a blessing. I put a pot of rice and soup mix on the wood stove to cook for dinner. Then spent most of the rest of the morning reorganizing and cleaning things out of Connie’s room. Need to get that all straightened up before our company comes the end of this month.
We enjoyed an early nap, and I was very thankful for a nice sound sleep for about an hour and a half. It took me a long time to wake up good afterward though. I wandered around slowly, reorganizing and cleaning a few more things in Connie’s room. When I finally woke up good, about 45 minutes later, I washed my hair. Had a snack. Got gift bags ready for Graham (whose birthday is today) and Bethuel (whose birthday will be tomorrow.) We’ll celebrate both together tomorrow. Got a birthday card made for Connie, and then got supper on the table.
When supper was over and the dishes were done, I made some cupcakes for the party tomorrow and got other goodies ready to go with them. Will frost the cupcakes and make drink in the morning.
“24For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.” Romans 8:24,25
Connie’s birthday. 39 years old!
It is 6:30 p.m. and quiet right now. It was nice to get done in the kitchen a little earlier this evening. I do need to make granola, however.
The weather today was much like yesterday, but not quite as much rain.
The first order of business this morning was to frost the cupcakes for the party and make the drink. There were three extra cupcakes, since the recipe made a dozen, so those were for Lew’s birthday. By the time that was done, and I had breakfast and quiet time, it was almost time for school.
We were grateful to the little children for doing a lot of raking this morning. They worked hard most of the morning and moved lots of piles of grass off the airstrip. Nobody has rakes. They just use poles. We don’t know if anyone has a rake besides us, and our rake is just about done for. Daddy went over several times and did some raking; and after school, the GCS students went over and raked. We thank the Lord for all those who pitched in and worked.
After reviewing verses in Bible class today, we did a music lesson. Today they learned about the half note, then played a couple pieces with half and quarter notes and played a short song with the five notes they have learned so far. Most of them did pretty well.
Instead of doing English today, as we usually do on Friday, I had them start coloring the map pieces for social studies after they had their spelling quiz. When they finished the coloring, they put everything away and got the room straightened up. Then Graham and Bethuel got the table ready and put the refreshments on for their birthday party. They are both 18 now.
While they were eating, Daddy and I had our dinner. Then I gave Graham and Bethuel their gift bags and took their pictures.
Daddy went to nap right after lunch so he could go out and rake after a short nap. Jaydean must have come while I was sleeping as Daddy saw her out there weeding the flower garden when he came back from raking. I did hear someone knock around 2:15, but did not get up until about a half hour later.
I was going to do printing first thing this afternoon so the solar battery would have a little time to recharge in the liquid sunshine. But the computer battery was low so had to charge that up first. While it was charging, I got journal notes ready to send the girls. After it got up to the 80’s, I switched plugs and printed the 9 multiply chart and flash cards. They’ll be learning the nine table next week.
After shutting things down, I cut and trimmed the flash cards, trimmed the parts of the multiply chart and glued them together, colored the frog, and then recorded today’s grades.
A little before supper time, Daddy reminded me that I was out of biscuits. So I threw together some egg and onion biscuits for my supper. After supper, while the dishwater was heating, I sorted out the clothes for the girls to wash tomorrow. There were a few extra dishes this evening with cups and things from the party.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 An encouraging verse to end the day!