Monday, August 31, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY August 24, 2009...

Outside my window...the sky is summer blue and we have had an unusual amount of birds in our yard.

I am is going to be a very good school year.

I am thankful for...Auntie M. being released from the hospital, thank you for your prayers...a fabulous last weekend before we begin school. OK, we could have done without the sickness, but a football game on Friday night, a trip to the studio to glaze some pottery, shopping at the outlet mall, dinner on the beach, all with a very fun Aunt, who could ask for more?

From the learning resumes and we are happy for new beginnings. Learning is so much fun.

From the sauce (I did just make this and it is gone already), homemade mayonnaise, sloppy joes, muffins, and not necessarily in any certain order.

I am wearing...denim capri's and a summer t-shirt.

I am creating...way too many things at one time. I have been having an overwhelming desire to do anything creative. I would like to paint, write, sew, knit, photography, etc...just something to release a creative feeling.

I am all things kids. So begins the school year and music, football, college, choir, 4-H...

I am guessed it, the Yada Yada Prayer Group (STILL).

I am maintain a peaceful delight-directed school year. (O.K., it did say hoping:)

I am hearing...the hum of the A/C, 100 degrees forecasted today.

Around the house...we have had company and our once a year bug treatment. The "company" was not bugs, we really did have an Aunt, not ant, visit. Due to this, closets are straight, everything is clean and orderly, and we are beginning the school year somewhat stress free.

One of my favorite things...starting with a clean slate.

A few plans for the rest of the week: All our normal activities resume and that will be more than enough.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...last night at the beach...
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

30 Days of Happiness::3

Friday night, under the lights.
It is that time of year when tailgating begins and
it feels like last season just ended.
Already, this season seems like it will drag on forever.
He had a major cramp, from lack of fluids, and his Dad was there.
Go Lions!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

30 Days of Happiness::2

This is what I eat for breakfast almost everyday. I can not get enough of soft-boiled farm fresh eggs, homemade toast (yes, I like mine crunchy), and blueberry tea. Juice is nice, but not necessary. Breakfast will be very early come next week ~ 7:00am sharp and I am not ready. We added the last class to a dual enrolled schedule today. Just a few more books to aquire and they will be on their way.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

30 Days of Happiness::1

hanging on to Summer...

Monday, August 24, 2009

FOR TODAY August 24, 2009...Outside my window...there is a lovely blue sky. It is hot and sticky, and the sun is shining brightly.

I am thinking...about an Aunt that was put in the hospital. Family is on the way and it is not looking good.

I am thankful more week of summer. We have been squeezing all we can out of the last weeks.

From the learning rooms...we are still purging, cleaning and preparing for the coming year.

From the kitchen...fresh cinnamon rolls for breakfast, an abundance of fresh bread ( I made no bread last week )

I am wearing...yard work clothes. We are headed to do yard work for someone else.

I am and needing to sandwich Hannah's quilt.

I am the first football game of the season at the end of the week. I hope a couple of more beach days are in store and maybe a trip to our favorite bookstore ever.

I am reading...the Yada Yada Prayer Group (STILL). As you can see by my reading and posting in this space, there is not much time for reading or writing.

I am hoping...we lose no more chickens. We lost one yesterday without any signs of why. I am still hoping my husband will no longer be sleep deprived. He is still adjusting to sleeping with a machine, but things are looking better.

I am hearing...children up and going early ~ practicing a string quartet and getting chores done. We are getting up early this week to prepare for the coming week.

Around the house...laundry is going, the ironing pile is shrinking, and we are chipping away at the master project list.

One of my favorite things...laughing around the family table. We have been quite busy so these times seem all the more precious and obvious when they happen.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Getting up early and adjusting to a school schedule and working on plans and projects.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...this mornings practice

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY August 17, 2009...

Outside my is very hot and sticky, even at 7 o'clock in the morning.

I am can summer be ending and school be starting two weeks from today???

I am thankful for...the end of Spanish I and II. My two oldest boys spent their summer getting 8 credit hours, showing me their willingness to work hard and get it done. I assured them this would be the only summer semester I would require of them.

From the learning rooms...we are still purging, cleaning and preparing for the coming year.

From the kitchen...things are quiet with three children gone. The two here are willing and capable of fixing whatever they can find. I am just beginning to plan menus for the next month. With the transition to school, music, football, etc. they will need to be light, easy, and planned ahead.

I am pants, t-shirt and FIT-flops.

I am and needing to sandwich Hannah's quilt.

I am the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Party. This year the guest speaker is a friend who had her last chemo treatment last week.

I am reading...the Yada Yada Prayer Group (STILL). As you can see by my reading and posting in this space, there is not much time for reading or writing.

I am hoping...that after a couple of weeks my husband will no longer be sleep deprived.

I am hearing...chickens clucking and the A/C running.

Around the house...laundry is going, the ironing pile is shrinking, Caleb has gone fishing, weeds need pulling, and with just Seth and I home it is quiet.

One of my favorite things...crawling back into bed after breakfast (not today).

A few plans for the rest of the week: Regular football practice starts for us. This means we have survived two-a-day practices and the school that my boys play for is now in session. Delivery of school books to a friend that will sell them for me. Vacation days at the end of the week. The return of three children.

Here is picture thought I am a Summer wedding on the beach.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today...August 10, 2009
Outside my window... the sun is just coming up.
I am thinking...I need a breather this week. I have been extremely busy with things that must get done BUT, we all need to breathe now and then.
From the learning shelves need to be purged, curriculum needs to be ordered, schedules need to be created so that our year can run smoothly.
I am thankful for..."real joy", that kind that comes only through rejoicing.
From the kitchen...homemade bread, cookies, lasagna (promised to an April birthday, boy is he patient), patty-pan squash on the grill, and something with kielbasa in it.
I am wearing...jammies, a tank top with thrifted old navy bottoms.
I am reading...The Yada Yada Prayer Group and hoping to finish before next week
I am clean the girls bedroom from top to bottom. How do they end up with all those clothes? I don't buy them and yet they appear.
I am creating...a market bag, dish rags, a knitted baby hat or three, a rug for the girls bathroom Hannah's quilt top was finished yesterday and now needs to be sandwiched, and I want so badly to make a little umpire cover up things that are all the rage now.
I am praying...for a young couple that began their journey as one on Saturday. And for our business. This summer we have re-done the office (the bathroom was finished this week and it was gutted to the floors and ceiling) it looks so nice. And for the accreditation process that is down to the little things that I think about at the most random moments, "Oh, we need to get and eye-wash kit". We have only one policy left to go in the book, it is the biggest one, but who's counting after 60 pages? A couple of signs need to be hung, employees only, treatment room, restroom, that should be easy ~ it's finding ones I like that is the trick.
Around the house...weeds need always, laundry is piled high and so is the ironing...I feel a movie marathon day in my near future.
One of my favorite things...a Sunday afternoon with children and grandparents complete with cookie baking and quilt layout. YUM!
A few plans for the rest of the week...Packing for a few of the children that are heading to the mountains, football practice starts and he is capable of driving himself there, a doctors visit that is LONNNNGGG overdue, summer school ends for two young men that can now speak a little Spanish and have racked up 8 college credit hour ~ way to go guys, you made it! My Daddy's Birthday tomorrow.
No picture thought for sharing today...

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Monday, August 03, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today...August 3, 2009
Outside my window...a sweet summer mist is hovering.

I am thinking...the next three weeks will pass too quickly and there is so much to be done before they slip away.

From the learning rooms...still cleaning out, throwing away, and selling. Does anyone know of a place to donate used curriculum? I would love to send books to someone that needs them or to someone who would be thankful to have them!! Paper work for children's activities must be completed in the next day or so.

I am thankful for...time away to rest and relax, Policy and Procedures Manual that is almost ready for the shelf, a man crew that remodeled the office bathroom from top to bottom (without me and while I was away playing over the weekend). They gutted, painted, tiled and installed all new fixtures. All that is left for me to get done are the finishing touches. These include art, toilet paper and paper towel holders, a small cabinet to hang on the wall and anything else I can think of. Thanks guys!

From the sauce, (no, it's not done yet) and I do not know what I will prepare this week.

I am wearing...jammies from the consignment shop and fit-flops I found for half price (I hope they work).

I am Bible, and The Yada-Yada Prayer Group.

I am hoping...this little cold I have is almost gone.

I am creating...a market bag and another knitted baby hat.

I am praying...for the person that will survey our facility (Please Lord, send someone that is kind and ethical), for baby Noah, a young couple getting married, for children~as they finish summer school and decisions are made about schedules and activities for the fall.

Around the house...things are lacking attention. Chores need defining and assigning. Schedules need to be made and preparations for the coming season of school and busyness need to be hammered out.

One of my favorite things...empanadas! A Spanish pastry filled with a ground beef mixture. I have eaten these since I was a child. I was able to share one with a sweet friend this past weekend.

A few plans for the rest of the week...finishing and shelving the P&P Manual, cleaning my mother and father in-laws house, starting and finishing paperwork for school and sports.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

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