Monday, January 26, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook - Monday

Daybook idea from this blog.

Outside my window...Bright sunshine and a drying up back yard after a long night of rain and hail.

I am thinking...I need to sort some laundry.

I am thankful for...A wonderful weekend that started on Friday with a visit from my mom and dad. They watched the kids for me while I ran errands, and then we got to visit over some hot tomato soup and warm bread. Then we had our house blessing (a visit from our priest and deacon in which prayers are said and the house gets blessed with Holy Water in each room) on Saturday, a fun evening with some friends (and I was given chocolate cake and Mexican Hot Cocoa -mmmmmm). Then on Sunday our church was blessed to have the Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon from Hawaii during Divine Liturgy. The scent was so beautiful and it was a true encouragement to my weak faith.

From the learning rooms...I am expecting a phone call back from a home school charter to discuss with an education specialist starting my daughter in Kindergarten next Fall. We will begin reading Charlotte's Web today and finish our Children's Bible Reader tonight before bed. James continues to learn about all the properties of water as he satisfies his obsession with spray bottles, taking baths, and helping me with the dishes.

From the kitchen...A large pile of clean dishes await to be tucked neatly into their places. Some beef stew is the plan for tonight's dinner.

I am wearing...A gray turtleneck, jammie pants (only because my two maternity pants are dirty) and my most favorite slippers that my husband gave me for Christmas.

I am creating...An organized living space for my family as I am getting rid of lots of clutter. You could also call it nesting.

I am stay home today.

I am reading...lots of short articles and children's books. When I am pregnant I just can't seem to keep my eyes open long enough to read novels.

I am hoping...To give birth soon. But realistically I'm going to remain pregnant for a few more weeks - which arguably is considered soon, but it doesn't feel soon.

I am hearing...Pandora Radio. Electric President's Ten Thousand Lines is currently playing.

Around the house...I've got a sleeping toddler on my bed, and my four year old is in her room beside the mirror applying sparkly lip gloss. The usual messes of blankets, books, and toys are scattered in the living room. I've got a massive pile of laundry to deal with as soon as the diapers finish in the washer.

One of my favorite the new closet and carpet in the kid's room. The storage in the closet is spectacular. I actually like going into their bedroom now. I am so stupid-happy about it - mostly because their room used to make me want to cry.

A few plans for the rest of the week: A visit to a kid's museum, an OB appointment (I get to go every week now - oh the joy) a park day, the usual errands to run.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...Nothing new - a picture from my grandmother's funky back yard. Because I'm feeling a little funky today, but in a good way. :)


Blogger Maria Nichole said...

The kids room looks so good! I'm so proud of your handy husband :)

5:15 AM  
Blogger jenny baker said...

i'm glad you had a good weekend, you funky girl! which children's museum are you going to?

6:35 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

What a lovely weekend! I love houseblessings.

And, yay! Good things abound.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Therese said...

Wow Kindergarten thoughts already! When will she be 5? Are you doing CAVA? I am thinking of doing the Son light curriculum this Fall for Kindergarten, but still researching.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Lauren S. said...

She's 5 in Oct. No CAVA for us - it looks like a total pain and way too much computer time.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Therese said...

I agree. I hear nothing but regrets and moms pulling students out mid-year with CAVA. I think you are making a good choice.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Therese said...

And don't be pressured to have her do Kinder this year if she's not ready for it, either. With a fall birthday, she'll be a young kindergartner and you can wait if you need to.

3:49 PM  
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