Saturday, June 13, 2009

Simple Woman

Daybook for today

Outside my window...a very june-gloomy day. this has been the coolest june i can remember. it's been very nice and i'm trying to remind myself that it won't last and that we will roasting in just a couple of weeks.

I am thinking... i need to sign up H for swimming lessons

I am thankful for...making it to the gas station yesterday. i'm such a knucklehead - the evening before jason reminded me to get some gas in the morning because the tank was very low (i hadn't even noticed it driving home from a friend's bday party. anyhow i completely forgot the next morning and instead of driving straight away to the gas station i went to drop off some mail at the post office when DING! gaslight came on and i noticed the van suddenly not driving as well. after some slow driving and many ardent "Lord have mercy's" we made it. i was probably panicking way too much but it made very nervous, and jason would have not been very happy with me as he had already gave me a little "talk" about how it's really bad for the engine to be driven around like that. sigh. must remember to put on my brain before i leave the house.

From the learning rooms...breaking bad habits like falling on the floor when one is told she cannot do something she wants to do, or to do something she doesn't want to do. also, not being grabby. my two older ones really need to get that one down. also, hannah has been practicing writing by copying dictation from this fantabulous orthodox website. what a resource!

From the kitchen...this morning was sausage, eggs, and sweet sweet strawberries. tonight will be lasagna, caesar salad, garlic bread, and brownies for dessert.

I am jammies and slippers. cozy.

I am creating...well nothing. i'm thinking about creating something. i just don't know what. i've really been feeling like doing something creative, but i'm not sure what direction i want to go. i need something simple. like for dummies.

I am enjoy putting on clean sheets on our beds today. to help jason clean out our office area that has gotten so out of control. i hate paper piles. (and I know i sort of cultivate them, but this time i really think most of the mess is jason's, so there, mom) :)

I am reading...Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, (thanks again mimi) which I have just started. also, i've been thumbing through Basic Montessori by David Gettman. i like the idea of montessori, but i'm not sure it will be very practical in a small home setting.

I am get lots of laundry done today and have some time to read.

I am hearing...colored pencils being shuffled, and the sound of scissors snipping (james' new favorite pastime is snipping away at paper).

Around the's pretty tidy (for us, anyway), just have a big laundry pile.

One of my favorite little phillip sleeping in his cosleeper soundly. i turn a little fan on for white noise and the big kid's intermittent noises or screams don't seem to phase him.

A few plans for the rest of the week: well the week is over today. but church tomorrow, coffee hour, coming home to relax and hang with J before the work week starts all over again.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

this was shortly after phil was born. i just love the comparison of this picture and the one on the last post. no new pics today since J has the camera with him. darnit!


Blogger elizabeth said...

The picture you shared is astonishing in how simliar they look to each other!

11:42 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Adorable photo!! I hope those two grow up to be the bestest of friends.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Yara said...

the van can go at least 20 miles once the gas light comes on ; )

2:07 PM  
Blogger Xenia Kathryn said...

I love your simple woman updates :D I should start doing them....

My sister's home is barely 900 sq. ft., and she has created a nice little Montessori environment for her two kids. As I understand it, it's really just about keeping the home environment orderly, organized and accessible for the kids. I'm attempting to slowly "montessori-ize" our house in small ways, and it's kinda fun (but I'm constanly battling clutter, too-- mainly my own!)

Oh yes, I drive with the gas light on on a regular basis. Asian cars, at least, can go for a looooong time with the gas light on. Ack... you're Jason's right, it probably isn't so good for the car...

2:36 PM  
Blogger Michelle M. said...

How sweet! I need to start doing something creative as well. I am always doing crafts with my kids, but nothing for myself. I think I need to start scrapbooking again. I haven't done it since Grace was born. I have just loved reading lately. It seems like the last few months before a baby is born, I spent hours upon hours reading :) I finished The Romanov Bride this past weekend. It was really good! Then I proceeded to read two more of his books :)

3:50 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Sniff, sniff. What a beautiful photo!

Love that book!

11:53 AM  

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