Jan 25, 2011

Copy Work for Today

Today we are operating on slow.  

Seems we picked up a nasty virus: stomach troubles, dizzy, general weak in the knees...well for the Mama, Papa and their second oldest child.

Mama put herself to bed all day Sunday, which doesn't happen very often.  I actually started getting dressed for church and decided to hit rewind and tuck myself back into bed.  It was good rest, but I don't like to miss church.  Alas, I also missed Ethiopian Church...which is a place of great joy and refreshing for me for my week.  

I also managed to read a whole book -yes, from beginning to end.  It had been holding its place in line in the *to read* pile, a discarded library book entitled, Cheaper by the Dozen.  A funny book at times, but also not one I will be rereading, due to the way they take the Lord's Name in vain.

The children who are well have decided to stay in their rooms today and are pecking away at their studies.  The house is quiet, except for the occasional hushing aimed at the youngest Ethiopian Princess, who seems to be full of loud expression and movement.  (she is giggling and chasing something invisible to my eyes presently.)

Thinking some copywork would do the trick to help us all look on the brighter side.

All Things Beautiful

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small, 
All things wise and wonderful-
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings-
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.

The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The morning and the sunset
That lighteth up the sky;

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden-
He made them every one.

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips, that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who doeth all things well.
-John Keble-

Taken from:

Poems for the Very Young Child- 1932


Rob said...

Hi Kimmie, I hope you're all feeling better soon. I think you did right to take to your bed for the day, the rest will have done you good.

mom said...

Oh, Kimmie! I'm so sad that you are dealing with a *bug*! My son's family has been down with the flu this week, too, so I'll you to my list of "get well soon!" people!

Tammy ~@~

"Indescribable" said...

bummer you're sick. Selam told me that one of her friends got sick in the classroom and she walked her to the nurse.... (not a good thing for a germ-a-phobe like me, but she was being a friend)

Hope you feel well quickly!

I would love to go to the Ethiopian church some day. These things bother the kids though.

Karen said...

I love that book! (And the sequel - Bells on Their Toes - I think). Hope you all feel better soon...especially you! It's so tough for mom to be sick.

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