Today was a good day- in terms of homeschooling.
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, giving me ample time to take Angus on a
nice afternoon walk alone on the hills behind the house before I started dinner.
Walking 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 I 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, family, and house.
But I am happy and feel content, and that's really a good feeling.
I was just asked to serve in church 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 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 into the kitchen.