Monday, April 27, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Monday, April 27, 2009...

Outside My is a beautiful spring morning. The sun is shining brightly, the sky is bright blue, the cow is mooing and the birds are singing.

I am thinking...about the office paint job I will be starting today.

I am thankful for...strong young men that live in my house and are willing to help with these big projects.

From the learning rooms...amazingly we are making it to the end of some books. Continued reflections to determine where the finish line is for each child. Jacob's research paper for this semester is finish, YEAH!

From the fried steak and pasta with red sauce, not on the same night of course.
I am wearing...clothes that can get paint on them. it's not a pretty picture.

I am creating...socks.

I am work on the office and to our first district baseball game tonight.

I am Bible, and nothing else, there is no free time for reading right now.

I am get all of the accreditation task completed before they show up for our inspection.

I am hearing...a plane fly over my house and the cow moo.

Around the house...we are gathering paint supplies while the little ones sleep.

One of my favorite things...a deliciously hot cup of coffee after a 2am bedtime.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: painting, baseball, and all regular activities, spring football begins Friday.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...dreaming of beach days to come...

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today, April 20, 2009...

Outside my window...the sun is shining, at the moment, but the forecast is for rain, and yes we need it!

I am thinking...about Columbine, and the other tragedies throughout recent history that have happened either yesterday or today. Also, about what may need to be done in the garden. I am not very attentive and figure...surely I should be doing something.
From the learning continues with that end of the year feeling. What is that? Wanting to take a break, feeling like we have not done nearly enough book work and wanting to continue through the summer.

I am thankful children at home. How good it is that God has allowed me the privilege to walk Deuteronomy 6:6-8

From the planning.

I am wearing...jeans, a t-shirt and flip-flops. I have been to the chicken coop, but I will be changing before I go off.

I am reading...nothing in particular. There is not time for this right now, so why frustrate myself. The few minutes I steal ,to read anything, should be spent in The Word.

I am get some posts on my blog that are long over due.

I am creating...socks and a quilt, and have not done much of that at all. I am focusing much of my energy into a facility accreditation for my husbands business.

I am praying...for a lot of progress in accreditation process and the person that will oversee the accreditation.

Around the house...we are working on consistency with maintenance. My children are now capable of most of these tasks, they need management to direct and encourage the team.

One of my favorite things...mornings, especially this time of year.

A few plans for the rest of the week...field-trip, baseball practice, orchestra rehearsal and quartet performance, along with continued projects.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...a recent trip to the feed farm. This is where we go to have the barrels of feed ground fresh for the animals that live on our little "farm". The girls were so happy to stand and watch (and learn).
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Monday, April 13, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY April 13, 2009...

Outside my is balmy, overcast and lovely.

I am thinking...end of the year assessments are needing to be done. This will provide the children and me with a plan and closure for this educational year.

I am thankful for...a sweet little zippered pouch that someone blessed me with yesterday!
From the learning alouds, silent reading, school work and scrapbooking.

From the kitchen...pilau, if I can get my hands on some datil peppers. My mother in law gave me a plant yesterday and I am so excited. The pilau served yesterday was wonderful and left us wanting more.

I am wearing...jammies.

I am creating...two scrapbooks from the two biggest vacations our family has ever taken. One of Disney for a PopWarner Superbowl trip and New York city for a Carnegie Hall Concert.

I am going...someplace I'm sure, but this week is much less demanding than most, Praise the Lord!

I am reading...nothing non-fiction at the moment. I have several books I could start but other things seem more desirable.

I am hoping...we can move along with a large project we are facing at work.

I am hearing...the clock in the parlor chime.

Around the house...a few small messes need to be picked up and I would like laundry to be completely done for one day (for all 7 of us).

One of my favorite things...A few plans for the rest of the week: I am not sure. I hope this is a week of resting, playing and working together in harmony.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...April showers bring May flowers:)
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Resurrection Day Ramblings...

The most holy day of the year for believers in Jesus Christ.
Our day was spent in church for worship and then with extended family.
The weather was beautiful and the laughter contagious.

As I sit down to write this post I realize it is the 12th of April. I have been busy - beyond what I should allow, and the header on my blog is March and the picture was taken in February. How does this happen?

I try to convince myself that it will get better, but how?

We are on Spring Break from activities this week and I have started some herbal tinctures that will improve my energy level. The last time I did these herbs I slept for 3 days straight. I hope to not do that again, but I may have to.

Posts this week will include pictures of our fun from last week. We had cousins here and played for most of the week.

I'll close with the frustration of farming (pictures may not be suitable for small children or queasy adults).
Over the last week our chicken coop has been the target of some varmint three different times. We do not know what type of creature this is, but we hope to find out.
The first night we lost two chickens and a couple of nights later we lost another. On Friday night we lost 3 chickens, had to destroy 1, put two mangled ones in ICU (the old bunny hutch) and have 1 still in the coop limping (injured leg).
I spent Saturday frustrated beyond words. I was devastated that we have fed these birds for 6 months (corn is quite pricey in case you did not know) they have been laying for a month and we have lost almost a third of our flock. This experience has given me a whole new perspective on what it must have been like before grocery stores existed. I can go down the road two miles and easily buy eggs. All this to say, I enjoy all our farming when it's easy and when it gets tough I want to quickly give up.

In order to spare you the pain and suffering, I have chosen to not post pictures of the massacre. Just imagine this, the back yard looks like a gigantic pillow fight went down.

P.S. Thank you M.D. for coming to the rescue and fortifying the coop!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY April 6, 2009...

Outside my is gray and breezy, rain and cold are coming... we are headed to the beach anyway.

I am nice it would be if my one cousin and her two children could stay the next few days.

I am thankful, it's everywhere this morning.

From the learning algebra until 1am and marine biology (did I say we are headed to the beach.

From the kitchen...banana coffee cake, yum!
I am wearing...beach carpi's, a turquoise top and flip-flops.

I am creating...another pair of socks and Hannah's quilt.

I am going...anywhere company would like to go.

I am reading...Voddie Baucham's, What He Must Be ...if he wants to marry my daughter.

I am hoping...I can focus with only 5 hours of sleep.

I am hearing...12 cousins have a great time.

Around the looks like The Relatives Came, by Cynthia Rylant.

One of my favorite things...a house that has been cleaned out and scrubbed down.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Cousins and Resurrection Sunday planning.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

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