12 April 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook #39

Outside my window...the children play hide-and-go-seek at the neighbors...sort of. The boys thought it would be really funny to hide at our house while Ava is it and thinks they are hiding over there. I admit that I giggled a little when they told me.

I am thinking... that I shouldn't have asked my kids to "name something that looks better than it actually is" when trying to teach a moral lesson. The answer I got from Lukas was "lasagna," which I make from scratch. My ego might be a little wounded. ;)

I am thankful for... the compassion of my children. They would do anything to take care of me if they could. Their many hugs and kisses in the past day and a half since my back went out are much appreciated.

I am wearing... black sweats and a green cotton shirt.

I am remembering... how long it has taken in the past for my back to heal.

I am creating... a plan to finish this school year by Memorial Day.

I am going... to help my family live a healthy lifestyle.

I am reading... The Story About Ping. Lots of great lessons in this book!.

I am hoping... to heal quickly so that I can get back to my workout regimen ASAP!!!

On my mind... how frustrating it is for me to have to rely on my husband to pick up my slack when I'm not feeling well. He doesn't have time for it, and it makes me feel awful.

From the learning rooms... China, mountains and a volcano experiment.

Noticing that... my sliding glass doors need to be washed.

From the kitchen... lentils and brown rice with a quick vegetable, most likely peas and carrots. We tried a lower-cal version of Disco fries and a new fish recipe last night. Disco fries = success. Fish = failure. I spit it out. The fish was that bad.

Around the house... blogging, researching, ebay posting, coupon clipping and sorting, reading and anything else I can do off my feet while my back is out. I'm managing to cook dinner and teach school. That's a big day when my back is out.

One of my favorite things... being held by my husband.

Praying for...my back to heal. Please join me friends. I need to get back in the game!

A Lyric or two...

I will be an open door that you can count on
Anywhere you are, anywhere you’ve been
I will be an honest heart you can depend on
I will be a faithful friend.


A verse to share... Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will- to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. Ephesians 1: 3-6

Pondering these words... Slow and steady wins the race.

A few plans for the week... soccer pics, soccer practices, fun at World of Bounce for a Bible quizzing wrap-up, a field trip to Al's Delicious Popcorn, a sleepover for Lukas and the first soccer games of the season. Busy week!

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  1. How are you feeling tonight? Back still hurting? I just said a prayer for you. A house can still function but it is a lot smoother when the Mom is feeling good.

    You have been cooking really healthy lately. Does it take longer than normal? Does the cost seem about the same? Do your kids like trying new things?

  2. Cooking healthy doesn't really take longer than normal most of the time. The only thing that costs more is fresh produce, which we can't afford much of right now, so I just make do with what I can afford each week. We're probably not eating enough fruits and veggies right now, but what can you do? Beans are cheap and healthy, so I've been trying to make meals with those. Last week I made a 3 bean chili w/no meat in it. We didn't really miss the meat, and it was very inexpensive. Meat-free meals are a budget saver and are often healthy. The lentils and rice was SUPER cheap. Baking my own bread in my bread machine saves us a lot of money. Ava will try anything. Lukas is picky, but he always has to try whatever I cook. I don't usually make him eat a full serving if he really hates something though.