Outside my window...the sky is sunny and blue with a few puffy clouds floating by the window, the temp is about 90 with the high going to 96 (oh my) and no rain is predicted this week...great for picnicing!
I am thinking...that while I am always glad for company, I'm also glad to relax after they leave...LOL
I am thankful for...simple things like bread rising in a sunny window, complex things like a relationship with hubby that has room for constructive criticism when one of us gets off track, helpful advice when needed and enough love to cover a multitude of sins, peaceful things like knowing that my parents are taking wonderful care of Pat while he is there, and wonderful things like knowing that my soon-to-be-daughter-in-love is just the right person for my cantakerous oldest son.
From the learning rooms...nothing official since we are on 'break' but we are always reading, always looking for opportunites for real life learning, and always have some small project going.
From the kitchen…bread is rising is afforementioned sunny window, meals plans for the week include...
- Monday: Pork chops, Mashed potatoes and green beans
- Tuesday: Grilled cheese and Soup
- Wednesday: Tuna casserole and Salad
- Thursady: Chicken Tacos with Chips and salsa
- Friday Homemade Pizza Party!!
- Saturday: Cookout! Bacons cheeseburgers, potato salad and veggies with dip
- Sunday: Pot Roast with roasted veggies and salad
I am wearing…brown capris and a coral t-shirt, with shortie socks and tennies
I am creating…Bread, a Clean Home, Happy boys and a Haven of rest for Hubby (this part has been lacking lately, MUST FIX)
I am going...nowhere....yeah!!
I am reading...nothing yet this week, but poring over homschool materials for next year
I am hoping...That I am making the right choices as a wife, mother and daughter of the King
I am hearing...the A/C desperately trying to keep up with the heat of the day, the dog asking to be let in and boys playing in their rooms that they are supposed to be cleaning...hee hee!
Around the house...there are dog hair tumbleweeds waiting to be swept up, a bathroom desperate for some attention, shelves to straighten, jeans to be patched, letter to be written and a pantry to inventory so we can use up some of what we have before heading to the store again.
One of my favorite things...Like my neices and nephew in IL say..." a piece of quiet" instead of peace and quiet...LOL! Time to soak my tired tooties while enjoying hubby's company like last night. Sleeping in once in a while after reading too late into the night. Guilty pleasures indeed!
A few plans for the rest of the week…restructuring the schedule to truly adapt to the 4 days work, 3 days at home schedule the men are doing and Pat being gone and Jodi being home...so many changes! Also, some deep cleaning, some purging of 'schtuff" and feeling finally, truly settled here.
Here is picture thought I am sharing...Oh my...the choices! Oh here is a good one!The annual t-shirt project so that when we go out as a group, the kids are easier to keep track of....they all match on the back, but they decorated their own on the front, execpt for the youngest two, they needed a bit of help...LOL!
This post is in response to the call to the simple life...The delightful Miss Peggy is on vacation now, but I'm going to keep on posting this all summer...just check out her website at http://www.thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com/