Thursday, September 21, 2017

I really needed it.

Today was a good day- in terms of home schooling.
I felt organized, patient, and confident.
We stayed on task, zipped through our lessons, 
and even had a few laughs (cheers!).
We finished school early which gave me some ample time to take Angus on a
 nice afternoon walk alone on the hills behind the house before I started dinner.
As I walked along the dusty roads I prayed and thanked God for this good day.  
I really needed it.

I also ordered a few fall smelling candles for the kitchen, and really
took some good quality time in the Halloween section at the grocery store.

I feel homesick for the fall leaves and the smells I can only
get in Utah. I miss the rainy days and 
the low hanging clouds that linger on the mountains. 
 I miss my daily Y hikes, my family, and my own house.
But I am happy and feel content, and that's really a good feeling.
I was just extended a church service job to work with the young women 
who live in this area.  
I had a meeting tonight with the other leaders and they shared with me
a little about these girls and their lives.
There are a few churches are on the reservation and 
these people travel long distances to attend.
They are loyal and love God.  It's really very inspiring.

And also, Nicholas caught a snake and brought it in the kitchen.