26 April 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook #41

Outside my window...dandelions are taking over my lawn and strawberries are taking over my garden.

I am thinking...  that my relaxing rainy Monday of productive schooling is awash.

I am thankful for... rainy Mondays at home.
I am wearing... jeans that are too big and a brown, long-sleeved cotton t-shirt that suddenly has some mysterious substance on it.

I am remembering... 11 years ago this week when I took my last college finals and became the first college graduate in either the Ford or Hendricks families.

I am creating... this year's gardening plans for fresh veggies and herbs.

I am going... to go to the Y. I don't want to go to the Y, but I will go to the Y.

I am reading... Now Eat This! by Rocco Dispirito "150 of America's Favorite Comfort Foods All Under 350 Calories".

I am hoping...  to go with our co-op to the zoo tomorrow, for a specific phone call to come this week, and to meet my goal of losing 3 lbs this week for a total of 15.

On my mind... discovering the last reserves of motivation we need to make the last 6 weeks of school every bit as rewarding, educational, exciting and purposeful as the first 6 weeks.

From the learning rooms... telling time by the hour, estimating multiplication problems, Japan and oceans.

Noticing that... maybe my children have better school days when the sun is shining.

From the kitchen... dump and pour crock-pot veggie soup today. That's the official title. I'll be serving it with a multi-grain baquette from Kroger (which I will bake) on this rainy, cool spring evening.
Around the house... everything is a MESS!!! What happened to the maid?

One of my favorite things... movie nights with my family. Last night, we watched The Jungle Book (the live action version). GREAT movie!

Praying for...continued healing of my back and the ability to exercise more as it improves.

A Lyric or two... 

‘Cause I got a couple dents in my fender
Got a couple rips in my jeans
Try to fit the pieces together
But perfection is my enemy
On my own I'm so clumsy
But on Your shoulders I can see
I'm free to be me


A verse to share... Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. I Corinthians 13:4

A few plans for the week... zoo field trip, several different doctor/chiro appointments, a photo shoot, Regional Bible Quiz meet and a concert with the Grove City Church of the Nazarene  and New Salem Baptist choirs.

A Picture thought... 
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1 comment:

  1. My house was a mess today, too. Our maids must have gone on vaca. Congrats on the weight loss!!!