Friday, 29 April 2016

Pamela's Daybook: April 29




Today: Second day to be alone.  One more, and Sunday will return to normal. I'm so used to RB being with me that I told him I feel punished when he can't be.  Tomorrow will mark the 80+ graduation ceremonies he has marched in since he began working at IWU. He always enjoys putting a face with some of his online students. I planned a fun day for myself tomorrow so the day will hopefully go faster.



At my writing desk: Only curriculum today. Almost ready to start adding Quarter #3 to Herald and Banner's dropbox.

In the mail: I admit that I'm addicted to stationery and note cards. A new box of writing paper makes my heart smile.  My sister had a fun bag on the guest bed when I visited earlier in the week. I found a box of Rex and Molly note cards in it. I've been enjoying using them for my list this week. 

Praying for: Our country -- and that's all you'll hear from me about politics, although I follow it daily. Let's all cover our elections with prayer.

Thankful for: My grandchildren.  Their music recital was last evening. It's such a blessing to see them grow their talents. They love music, and are faithful to practice.  How they have progressed in one year!  This was Landon's first year for trumpet; and all of them had piano pieces.  Heartland Christian School is a class act -- even recitals! It's a joy to know our grandchildren are getting a quality education (which reaches beyond the classroom setting).

Creating: I made dollar bill shirts today. I know, should be easy, but I won't say how many times I tried -- even with youtube videos! I wanted to put them in some boy-cards. I finally got them right, but I thought I should have let Ethan make them.

I'm reading: I have Amazon Prime, and each month they send me eight books that haven't been published yet. I can get one free.  The one I chose is "Eagle Tree" by Ned Hayes. The book is a beautiful look into the world of a boy who is autistic. I'm only on chapter three, so not far enough along to recommend it, but I've enjoyed it so far.

Postmarking: I'll be working on cards to the last minute this week since I took three days off. I think I receive more of a blessing than those receiving the cards. It's such a joy encouraging others!

Favorite quote: 
“Life is like a piano; the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness. But as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also create music.” Ehssan


8 comments:

  1. I have Amazon Prime, too, and I chose the fantasy fiction, The Queen's Poisoner. Haven't read it yet, though.

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    1. I thoroughly enjoyed The Eagle Tree. Hope you enjoy your pick, too.

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  2. What are dollar bill shirts? I'm picturing a shirt made of money.

    I really love the quote about the piano keys. I'll be sharing that one with others!

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    1. I would like a shirt like that! Here's the URL showing how I made it. They are cute to tuck in a card for a child.

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  3. Such great photos! Looks like a wonderful time.

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    1. If it's grandkids, it's fun! Ha!

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  4. The dollar bill shirts sound so cute!

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    1. They are. Here's the instructions: http://www.origami-instructions.com/money-origami-shirt.html

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