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Simple Woman's Daybook ~ June 3, 2009


For Today…

Outside my window… windy, foggy, dark, rainy & cold

I am thinking… how blessed I am to have such good children. I love each one of them so much.

I am thankful for… spring rains (almost every day)!

From the kitchen… something with ground beef and red potatoes…

I am wearing… jeans, pink striped shirt, pony tail.

I am reading…whatever i can find about BSA and AHG

I am hoping… to get a lot cleaned up today so the house feels fresher. We’ve been cooped up with cold and rain outside.

I am creating… clean, empty spaces, hopefully

I am praying… for my husband and his employees.

Around the house… SPRING CLEANING! Laundry, sorting through papers, working on budget, kids are building lego creations.

One of my favorite things… not being sick

A few plans for the rest of the week… working at Dad’s garden on Thursday, getting well.


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Simple Woman's Daybook~May 21st Edition


For Today…

Outside my window… lush green, damp & foggy

I am thinking… how blessed we are to live way out in the country

From the learning rooms… counting down the days till the last day of school!

I am thankful for… spring rains!

From the kitchen… roasting chicken for tonight, fresh home made bread.

I am wearing… long black skirt, striped Polo, pony tail.

I am reading… nothing right now. Just trying to finish school!

I am hoping… to get to those letters that I am so far behind in answering

I am creating… a good vegetable and herb garden.

I am praying… for priests

Around the house… making zoo trip and Scottish Parade plans

One of my favorite things… when the girls and I paint our toenails together

A few plans for the rest of the week… getting the lettuce , carrots, beets and turnips planted, setting up the drip system, and Mass tomorrow.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…
Sigh. Still can;t get pictures off the camera.

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Simple Woman's Daybook ~ May 5, 2009

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FOR TODAY May 5, 2009…

Outside my window… Partly cloudy and breezy. The kids are transplanting some catnip they got from Nana’s garden.

I am thinking… about the books and items I need to order for next year’s school and the kitchen.

I am thankful for… for the gift of forgiveness.

From the learning rooms…finishing up school – only 4 weeks to go!

From the kitchen… have a beef roast in the crock pot. Need to make bread.

I am wearing… light blue cropped pants, blue sweater with hearts woven in.

I am creating… mini- greenhouses over my raised garden beds with my husband.

I am going… outside to plant seeds in egg shells with the kids.

I am reading… Kitchen Garden by Cathy Wilkinson Barash.

I am hoping… to have some tea parties soon.

I am hearing… “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'” playing on the stereo.

Around the house… laundry waiting in the dryer (I can’t wait to get my clothesline up again), Maria taking a nap, kids eating apples outside.

One of my favorite things… Ian coming home after work!

A few plans for the rest of the week: finish up the week’s school, build a bed for the strawberries and plant them!

Here is picture thought I am sharing… I am sorry to say that my camera and computer still aren’t on speaking terms.

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Simple Woman's Daybook ~ April 22, 2009

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FOR TODAY April 22, 2009…

Outside my window… Sunny and warm. Had a blizzard the other day with lots of heavy snow, but today is 70 degrees and perfect for being outside, despite a little mud.

I am thinking… about all the little things I need to do – I guess I better write it all down before i forget something important!

I am thankful for… sunshine and snow, and a place to make a garden.

From the learning rooms…back to school after Easter break!

From the kitchen… made whole wheat bread today. making Oriental chicken and mandarin orange salad for dinner.

I am wearing… khaki pants and red t-shirt.

I am creating… a kitchen garden in my mind.

I am going… to plant seeds in egg shells with the kids tomorrow.

I am reading… Kitchen Garden by Cathy Wilkinson Barash.

I am hoping… to have some tea parties soon.

I am hearing… kids popping bubble wrap when they are supposed to be cleaning up and getting in the tub…

Around the house… some dirt in the mudroom from the kids playing outside.

One of my favorite things… Ian coming home after work!

A few plans for the rest of the week: finish up the week’s school and finish planning the garden. Help Dad start the garden at his house.

Here is picture thought I am sharing… I am sorry to say that my camera and computer aren’t on speaking terms, so I will describe the adorable snowmen the kids made the other day after the blizzard. There was a Daddy, a Mommy, two kids and Mommy holding a baby. Daddy’s arms were made of a long stick pushed through his shoulder area, and he wore mittens and a baseball cap. Mommy wore a scarf as a baby sling and a sun hat. The kids wore little hats to help keep the sun off. The melted anyway. Today there is no trace of them except for the stick from Daddy’s arms.

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Simple Woman's Daybook ~ March 10, 2009

The Simple Woman’s Daybook~March 10th Entry


For Today…

Outside my window… snow! I had no idea it was going to snow last night.

I am thinking… it is a perfect day to read to the kids.

From the learning rooms… learning about soil and seeds.

I am thankful for…a clean, comfortable home

From the kitchen…BREAD!!! Smells heavenly. Made it from freshly-ground whole wheat!

I am wearing… jeans, black top & black sweater.

I am reading…housefairy.org

I am hoping… to fix the clothesline outside – the gas bill has been too high the last couple of months.

I am creating… tea bags and decorating tea tins for the Open House in a couple of weeks.

I am hearing… the dish washer, clothes dryer, and someone playing with a toy truck

Around the house…friends coming up the drive for a playdate.

One of my favorite things… a cup of tea on a cold, snowy day

A few plans for the rest of the week… dentist, dance class, date night

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

Simple Woman's Daybook ~ March 3, 2009


For Today…

Outside my window… clouds and wind

I am thinking… how nice the weather was yesterday! It was about 75 in town!

From the learning rooms…starting week 24! Only 12 weeks left! Andrew needs more help with reading. He forgets what letters sound like from one word to the next.

I am thankful for… sunshine, helpful kids, and a semi-clean house

From the kitchen… made bread this morning! House smells wonderful.

I am wearing… Jeans, navy tank top and berry-colored “big shirt”

I am reading… Bosch owner’s manual – what a great machine (Thanks Mom)!!!

I am hoping… to spend some time outside today, maybe dig some holes for the hawthorns we’ll plant next weekend.

I am creating… daily routines to keep the house tidy and everyone happy.

I am hearing… kids playing with Peter’s new “Moon Sand” toy he got for his birthday.

Around the house… still some things out of place (folded laundry in the living room, dirty dishes in the sink), but getting closer to clean.

One of my favorite things… 8 kids playing harmoniously.

A few plans for the rest of the week… sew some more on the Christmas projects, sew girls’ patches on their dance uniforms, and re-lace their dancing shoes with elastic.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

I love my Bosch!!

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook~February 23rd Edition


For Today…

Outside my window… bright sunshine!

I am thinking… how much I really want to plant some flowering shrubs right now!!

From the learning rooms…starting week 23! Only 13 weeks left!

I am thankful for… the beauty of the changing seasons

From the kitchen… we have frozen meat and dry rice and beans: PLENTY …thank you Lord!

I am wearing… Jeans and my comfy gray shirt. Not much variety in my “post-pregnancy” wardrobe.

I am reading… the latest issue of Victoria magazine (lots of pretty spring decorating ideas) and the American Heritage Girls handbook.

I am hoping… we get some rain

I am creating… extra shelf space for my record-keeping notebooks for AHG, family budget and garden plans

I am hearing… kids in various activities from commenting on a math problem to setting the table to singing “If I were a Rich Man” from Fiddler on the Roof.

Around the house… a bit of laundry, dinner, and then some handsewing

One of my favorite things… is sunshine streaming through clean windows onto dust-free furniture. Someday it’ll be a reality! For now, I am enjoying the sunshine.

A few plans for the rest of the week… Ash Wednesday Mass, maybe a play date and/or Bible study on Friday, and the kids’ birthday party on Sunday.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…
Andrew holding his new baby brother Thomas