~ Capturing the Context of Contentment in Everyday Life ~
Every Thursday at Like Mother, Like Daughter
I like ordinary days. They are quiet, predictable, and of the hum-along type.
Not to be mistaken though, they are also just as busy and full!
Today, I share with you a sampling of what can pop up during some of my ordinary days.
This is my pretty (well, to me) sewing project stack. Each item in that stack has a project plan associated with it. Small plans, big plans. On an occasional ordinary day, I find time to work on some small plans like I did here and here. For the big plans, I wait for a weekend or an occasional holiday.
Few things make me happier than finding out that my teenaged son made his bed before going to school in the morning. Making his bed consists of straightening the sheet, positioning his pillows at the head of the bed, one on top of the other, and occasionally adding a couple of stuffed toys that his sisters gave him for Christmas. Forget the bedspread or the cluttered desk or the soiled clothes on the floor; this mom is happy enough!
That's Youngest Daughter's dog. I was actually pleasantly surprised that Dog is mild-mannered, friendly, and quite obedient. She has made it her goal to befriend the one other pet in the house, a decidedly introvert cat. Cat sleeps off attempts by Dog to forge a friendship.
This is the tote that houses Youngest Daughter's homeschool course plans. To me, each course plan is a real challenge, a real adventure, and a real way for mom and daughter to learn together. Like I say, in homeschooling, there are good days, there are bad days, and there are very bad days. We save the very bad days by deliberately ignoring the course plans in favor of "interest-led" activities. Then, when the realities of needing to go back on track hits us, there are the course plans to help us steer the course once again.