Thursday, December 11, 2008

Beauty beyond description

Yesterday afternoon, I happened to look out the window and saw a beautiful sunset. My picture actually doesn't do it justice. We have had snow on the ground since before Thanksgiving - just and inch or two - but it's COLD here!
Today, I did a bunch of errands in town and then came home and finished updating three accounts in Quicken. Also, worked with 16 y.o. on his homeschooling. He had a test in math that he got an A on and he had a quiz in History that he got a B on. That doesn't show the agony sometimes of him learning something. There are times I feel like hitting my head against the wall - but, 1) it would only give me a headache and 2) it wouldn't help him learn any better!

I have procrastinated far too long on this writing assignment. What happened, the magazine I was going to send it to will no longer be in publication after February, so they aren't taking any submissions. They used to allow up to 2000 word fiction stories. Well, I've found two other possible magazines to "pitch" the story to. However, they only allow 1000-1200 word stories! That means I not only have to finish the story, but cut it in half! Ouch. I better get after it!

Tomorrow afternoon we will be separating the bulls, cows/heifers, and calves. I think tomorrow night we are having a young man over for dinner. He attends Central Christian College. He is from Haiti. He is leaving on Monday to go back to Haiti; then return in mid-January when the new semester starts. Saturday morning, someone will come pick up the calves we are selling at auction. Saturday late morning, we are going to Quincy, IL to finish our Christmas shopping.

Matthew 16:2 'He replied, 'When evening comes, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red'..."


Crochet-n-Quilt said...

How neat, as I have a very similar photo taken on 12.10.08 also. It was a gorgeous sunset.

Patricia said...

It was gorgeous and the moon last night was so bright reflecting off the snow, it looked like daytime!

barri1 said...

Thanks a lot for sending the cold to NY.. Unfortunately, I don't have a garage for the car.. Ughh..
The PIc. was nice..
Sure sounds like the 16 yo is thriving on the home schooling.. How is the social life part of being a teen?
Sorry about the magazine.. That really is a bummer..

Patricia said...

We are supposed to get a bunch more "weather" of different sorts in the next 3-4 days. Oh yea! Not.

16 yo's social life consists of socializing at church and when we go somewhere. Since he is immature because of the seizures, it is hard for him to interact with kids his own age. He likes talking with older people better - I think they are more understanding toward him. Of course, I interacted with older or younger people at that age too - and I didn't have seizures as an excuse!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear Brio and Breakaway are ending. We get Clubhouse. Do you know the status of that one?

Debbie Watley

Patricia said...
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Patricia said...

I just called Focus on the Family. Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. are remaining in publication.

Plugged In, Brio, Breakaway, and Brio & Beyond's last issues will be Feb 2009 unless another publisher picks them up.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. Congrats on getting your assignment done. That would be hard to do in December!