Grandson, Homeschool Co-Op and Ducks

November 30, 2023

I woke up from 3:30 to 5:30 a.m. and wrote my blog. At 8 a.m. I awoke again. It felt good to sleep in. I prayed my thanksgivings and gratitudes. 

Dear God,

Thank you for a new day. I am grateful to be alive. 

Thank you for my family and friends. I am grateful to love and be loved. 

Thank you for ducks. I am grateful for their cuteness. 

Thank you for audiobooks. I enjoy them immensely. 

Thank you for prayer. I am grateful for the peace it brings. 


I got up and jumped 100 jumps on the rebounder. Christopher had just left for work, Angel was fed and playing her leap pad. I made tea and paid some bills. I used to dread paying bills but many years ago the Holy Spirit changed my perspective on money and bills. I now appreciate the gift of electricity, water, phones, etc. Gratefully I pay, feeling blessed. Anytime I receive or give money, I feel blessed. 

Angel and I headed out to pick up my grandson F. We listened to Misty of Chincoteague on the drive. F was excited to see us and we were excited to see him. We drove to town. I stopped at Moon Brew, got a chai tea and said good morning to my friends. Then we drove to homeschool co-op. The co-op was great fun. Another mom gave me a bunch of fruit bowls. I was excited to juice it all when I got home. The kids danced and sang and did a science project demonstrating how tornados form. 

When the co-op was over, I drove down the road to meet with a lady about cat sitting. We had an instant connection and enjoyed a great conversation. I look forward to taking care of her cats next month. On the drive home we listened to Misty of Chincoteague and the kids snacked on grapes. 

At home, I juiced all the fruit I was given. It made a gallon of juice. Christopher and I talked and decided the ducks were ready to start free ranging. They seemed to know that this is their home now. I let them out of the chicken yard. Christopher and I set up an old rabbit hutch on the ground for them to nest in at night. It needs doors and isn’t predator safe but they should be safe at night with the dogs around until we get the hutch secured. Christopher and I sat outside on the covered porch watching the ducks play in their pool. They were so cute splashing around. After awhile I went in the house and made cookies. The kids were in there playing with play dough. I made lemon almond pulp cookies and flourless peanut butter cookies. The kids ate a few and the rest I put in the fridge to take to an event Sunday. 

I enjoyed a nice hot bath in the outdoor bathtub. When I got out supper was ready. Christopher had made me a big salad with tomatoes and mushrooms and celery on romaine. We all shared our gratitudes while we ate. When supper was over, the kids took a bath. I went outside, herded the ducks into the rabbit hutch and blocked the door with a lawn chair. Back inside, I played fetch with Little Bit while conversing with Christopher. The kids got out of the bath and I told them to pick out books to read and come out to the banana hut. I went over there to wait for them. I jumped 100 rebounder jumps and meditated. Christopher and the kids came in with a stack of books. Angel read one book out loud and I read the 12 other books. I had fun making different voices for the characters in the books. Christopher fell asleep somewhere in the middle of the book reading and was lightly snoring. When I finally finished reading all the books we woke Christopher up. He went into the house with the kids. I got into bed and fell asleep around 8 p.m. listening to The Overcoming Life by Dwight L. Moody. 

Thank you for reading my blog and being a part of my life. I dearly appreciate you. 



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