Thursday, October 3

Living and Learning: October...

Faith
Protection of the Mother of God
Saint Innocent
Saint Tikhon

Homemaking
Purchase Cold Weather Clothing for Everyone
Wash and/or air out bed linens needed for colder weather
Replace Washcloths in the the Kitchen
Stock up on Beeswax Candles for Winter Evenings
Make a batch of beeswax polish for wood
Waterproof Children's Boots
Switch from Summery Handbag to Leather One
Thoroughly Clean Car
Put away beach things: umbrella, blanket, towels, toys, etc.
Create autumn menu
Begin planning for November's Feastdays (Saint Michael and Saint Martin)

Work on Costumes for Saint Michael's Day Party
Visit large farmers market a few time before it closes for the year
Begin Serving Warming Meals
Spend Evenings Outside by the Fire Pit
Organize Out of Season Children's Clothing
Decorate Porch with Mums and Ornamental Kale
Put Out Autumn Decorations
Tidy up the Attic
Finish knitting Eternity Loop

Knit Honey Cowl
 

Learning Basket Themes
Leaves
Squirrels
Seeds
Pumpkins

Read Alouds

Little House on the Prarie
My Father's Dragon

Special Days
Fr John’s Namesday – 6th
9th Anniversary of our Engagement – 9th
12th Dating Anniversary -10th
Full Hunter's Moon - 18th
Grandfather's Namesday – 22nd

Learning
Practice being still and quiet during services and prayers
Practice Venerating Icons Properly
The Sign of the Cross for Button
Nature table scene
Seasonal book basket
Gather colorful Autumn Foliage for Nature Table
Harvest Festival at local farm
Encourage imaginative play by not over-scheduling our days
Enjoy the beach and the boardwalk on fine days
Polish wooden toys together
Create a toy library and donate/toss items no longer needed
Weekly Library Trip
Take Morning Walks
Care for Plants and Bird Feeders
Visit the Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin Day in Lieu of Halloween

Dip Autumn Leaves in Beeswax

2 comments:

Maria said...

Thank you, I had never heard of My Father's Dragon, but I just put it on my hold list at the library.

Our big saint for October is St. John of Kronstadt - on the old calendar, his vespers fall on Halloween, so it makes a great alternative celebration.

You know, I'm curious, once you make your list, what do you do to keep yourself focused on it throughout the month? Do you post it somewhere, or review it every few days, or do you just keep it in mind without referring back to it? I can make a great list, but it's the follow-through that gets me.

Amanda Sexton said...

I need to get out in my flowerbeds and refresh my pots. Do you plant pansies where you live? It is still a little warm here for Kale. However, I hope I can buy some mums this weekend. I love reading your lists...so inspiring.

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