Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #107

FFF fall flowers

I missed out on Friday’s Fave Five last week because we were on our way home from Williamsburg last Friday.  Having had no internet access for the last several days of our trip, made for a busy Saturday last week – trying to get caught up with everything.  So, I’m catching up this week - - -

(one) the Historic Triangle in Virginia – Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown.  What an awesome vacation destination!  My only complaint is that there’s no way to possibly see it all in 4-5 days.  However, we were given season passes that don’t expire ‘til next fall; so hopefully we can go back.

(two) Fall is here in  PA.  And despite the fact that this last week has been hot, Hot, HOT, today is a bit cooler and feels more like fall.  I love the colors and scents associated with fall.  We got our decorations our yesterday and started our fall decorating.

(three) a clean living room floor.  I spent the better part of yesterday morning on my hands and knees scrubbing our hardwood – a task that, I’m ashamed to admit, doesn’t get done nearly often enough.  Now, to do the rest of the house . . .

(four) Ian broke his leg last week.  And, though I’m not exactly thankful for a  broken leg, I am thankful that it’s ONLY a broken leg.  It could be so much worse.

MSPLanner (five) some fun projects have been revealed!  This past week, not one, but TWO, of my “special projects” for work have made their way to the virtual shelves of the Schoolhouse Store for sale!  Be sure to check out the new Student Planners and a fun new unit study series call The Curiosity Files.  I’m proud to introduce both of these product lines because – after months of hard work, sweat, and tears – it’s fun to see them available to the public!


(six) the Special Projects Team!  I am so blessed with amazing people to work on my team at work.  My assistants, Brenda and Jodi, are both amazing – they are efficient, professional, and lots of fun to work with.  And I’m lucky to have a great team of contributors to The Curiosity Files, along with designers for the various projects that I head up.  Just a bunch of great people who have blessed me so much this past year!

(seven) little things.  Yes, sometimes even the little things in our lives mean the most, don’t they?  Like, for example, this past week I was stewing about a purchase that I had made – almost $100 – and it turns out it’s something I didn’t need and will not be able to use.  And, it’s non-returnable.  A friend suggested praying about it.  A few days later, I got an e-mail from someone inquiring about some of the curriculum I have for sale here on my blog.  $50 worth.  I don’t think that’s a coincidence. 

(eight) a church family who cares.  The calls, e-mails, and cards with sweet thoughts of/for Ian this week have been such a pleasant surprise.  He loves getting his very own mail!

(nine) school.  I’m thankful for the ability to homeschool my kids and for the great curriculum that we’ve got in our line-up this year.  I love learning right alongside my kids.  Looking forward to a trip to the National Civil War museum this week, to tie into our current Civil War study.

(ten) and last, but certainly not least (I saved the best for last) – the Bible.  I finished my Bible in 90 Days (in less than 90 days).  Going into it, I questioned whether or not I could stick with the schedule, but I was determined.  And that determination paid off.  What a sense of accomplishment.  I’d encourage anyone who has considered doing the Bible in 90 Days to GO FOR IT!  Now, I’m on the lookout for a great study to do to keep up with my reading.


Michelle Smith said...

You have had a very busy two weeks, Heidi! I am so glad that your blessings have outweighed the difficulties! May you have a wonderful autumn and that cast be off sweet Ian before you know it so he can run and play in the piles of leaves! :)

Jodi said...

You're pretty wonderful too! I just love working with you! Thanks for the mention!

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