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Monday, May 18, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY May 18, 2009 (it's my niece's 11th birthday, Happy Birthday Ellyn!! 11 years ago, I was helping her parents bring her into the world...home birth is a beautiful thing!)
Outside my window...I can still see the sliver of the moon overhead and stars twinkling in the desert sky as I take advantage of the SUPER early morning to get a jump start on my day. It is cool and a gentle breeze floats in the windows.
I am thinking...that 4:30 is way too early to be up on purpose...LOL
I am thankful for...Men that go to work without complaint, week after week to provide for their family.
From the learning rooms...it's time to be wrapping up...so projects to finish, books to be polished off, pages to complete. I want to be done in the next few weeks....I think I'm as anxious for summer as they are...LOL
From the kitchen…soon, bread will be baking, dinner will be thawing and the boys will be chatting over pancakes, but for now, silence reigns over the few dishes in the sink that are the evidence of Dan and 'Shua's snacking frenzy last night
I am wearing…my tweety bird Pjs...because I'm SOOO going back to bed as soon as this is written
I am creating…SCHEDULED life...I know, life happens, but around here, we need to structure to function...9 people don't live amiably without some order
I am going...nowhere today, but am working the evening shift most of the rest of the week. Maybe we can start working on our summer reading lists by taking a trip to the library after Jodi returns home from Michigan
I am reading...Nothing yet...although I have managed to find my new 'Where to Find it in the Bible' Book this week and have been enjoying looking up things as I think of them.
I am hoping...that staying on schedule and being more consistent with the children will not only bring some order to the house, but get ME back on track as I will be more focused, less harried (always a good thing!) and able to focus on enjoying my family, not just caring for the family
I am hearing...nothing...so strange
Around the house...things are picked up and we are going to give the house a once over before Jodi gets back today, the yard needs to get the toys corralled again, and today might be a great day to hook the hose up to the trampoline
One of my favorite things...4:30 AM when I can sneak around the house and peek at all my sleeping boys...so sweet!
A few plans for the rest of the week…SCHEDULE, school, work for me, Game night, Family night and HOPEFULLY, the return of date night.
Here is picture thought I am sharing...Dan took this on his way up to Cloudcroft last year and it just seems so serene and idyllic.

This post is a response to the call for a simple life. If you, too, long for the simple life, or want to read other blogs of this style, check out Miss Peggy's blog at www.thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com Enjoy and thanks for reading!


UKZoe said...

We get a week off school next week for mid term break but then it is another 7 weeks before we break for summer! AND we only get 6 weeks!

Liz Tolsma said...

What a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!

One More Equals Four said...

Love reading your daybook! I HATE early morning, but I lOVE the peace and serenity that comes with it! Good luck on your scheduling. I am great at making them and great at breaking them! I am really working on being more consistent with my children...it is a continual struggle for me!

Have a great week!

jolincountry said...

Thanks for always doing this Kristy. I'm going to join in with you. You are number 16 on the list (on the simple woman blog), I have another friend that does this too. She is # 61. I'll put mine on there too.
Have a great day!

quilt'n mama said...

I enjoyed stopping by. I love the Cloudcroft shot, I love "ruins" of history! I need to get some bread baking too, hoping I can hold off until tomorrow but we'll see.
Have a blessed week!
quilt-n-mama. blogspot. com

Anonymous said...

The moon has been hanging around throughout the day for us lately. It was out until 11 am this morning.

I too am thankful for men that go to work without complaint. Thanks for the reminder of how valuable that is.

Speaking of schedules . . . I should be dreaming up some kind of a schedule for the summer now that our homeschooling is winding down for the year. I'm not sure if we'll go through the summer or not but we'll likely do some "light schooling." (I think.)

I enjoyed visiting your daybook today. :0)

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