Sam: finish two Sonlight books
Leah: about 20 math lessons, and she will continue to work in her Daily Grams and Building Thinking Skills books until she is through with math. She also has daily independent reading and Sonlight reading.
Clay: one more general science test, independent reading, and Sonlight reading
Julie: two more biology tests, about 10 math lessons, finish her Mississippi History notebook, and one last play to read.
Olivia: one advanced biology test, Sonlight reading
I can continue my part of the Sonlight reading throughout our summer. In fact, when we finish this year's Sonlight books, I plan to read The Secret Garden, and then begin reading next year's Sonlight books.
I received an email yesterday saying that my Sonlight order (for next year) will arrive on Saturday. In three boxes. Weighing 91 lbs.! That's a lot of books! I have already told my children that they cannot begin reading the new books until they have completed all of their Sonlight books for this current school year. After that, I don't care if they read every single book before August!
Also today, I have to clean my house (more than my normal Friday cleaning) because I am hosting a bridal shower for a friend's daughter tomorrow. Also, we are having a Gospel Meeting at our church next week, beginning Sunday, and the visiting preacher and his wife are staying in our home all week. You know what that means! Clean the house! And buy groceries and cook for the shower and the potluck dinner we will be having on Sunday.
I read this passage of Scripture in my Bible reading this morning.
"And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God."
That's a pretty tall order--so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ. I need to think about this verse all day. As I am diligently working on my huge list, I need to make sure that my love abounds more and more, that I use the knowledge of how I know God wants me to act and treat those around me, to use discernment....to think about the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control), and let those qualities rule my actions today.
Yesterday marked 3 months since my mastectomy. Physically, I am doing great! I consider myself about 99% recovered. I have full range of motion in my arms, but I still have minor muscle aches and twinges from time to time. So I am afraid to do push-ups or any other arm/chest workout. When I go back to the doctor in July, I am going to ask him if doing an upper body workout would help or hinder. I am still so grateful that the cancer is all behind me. To be honest, I still think about it almost every day, but it is usually with thoughts and prayers of thanksgiving. Sometimes I wish I could have skipped this chapter in my life, but what is the use of that? It is what it is. It was God's will for me, and who am I to question that. I feel like I have made the best of a less than favorable situation, and I hope that those who know me in real life feel like I have done that. I have really tried. I still don't know when my next and final reconstruction surgery will be, and I will be so happy when I do know! So for now, I am gradually building up my running miles so hopefully taking 5-6 weeks off for recovery will not impair my marathon training too much.
I am off to begin my busy day!