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Monday, June 22, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY... June 22, 2009...
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/


Anonymous said...

I'm so impressed with your schedule of dinners for the week. I think I'm doing well if I've planned a dinner one day in advance! I need to use you as inspiration and try to plan for a whole week in advance!!!

The Man Crew said...

House of Estrogen, don't be too impressed, I only do it out of the sheer hatred of grocery shoping more than once a week...LOL! Although I do say thank you for the compliment as I was thinking what a poor job I had done planning meals this week...Oh my! Planning ahead takes more thinking on one day, but requires much less the other days...does that make sense? I used to be terrible about not planning and I was always scrambling at the last minute to get dinner ready in a timely fashion. But witha family of nine...trying to make something up at the last second simply won't work for me. Try planning a whole week out, I really enjoy it. So much easier to see if your family is getting all the necessary foods each week, you can hit the sales if you plan with your grocery flyers and you can wake up each morning already knowing what's for dinner...shich of course, IS the most important question you will get asked each day...LOL! Thanks for your kind comments...have a great week!

Katie said...

I love the t-shirts!! They are great!

I went to your other blog too! I am praying you weight loss journey is going well . . . I am on one too!

The Man Crew said...

LOL! My weight loss blog...what an exercise in futility...LOL! I'm sure you noticed that I' haven't posted there since April....and I haven't lost any weight in that amount of time, either. Between home-schooling the boys, working, hosting out of town guest 2-3 times, 'Shua moving back home and moving...IF I get any 'extra' time...I just want to sleep! So losing weight has lost it's draw...let's encourage one another, how about that???

Ce said...

Oh my goodness! I love your homeschooled t-shirts! So clever.

The image of bread rising in a sunny window...is there anything more homey than that? How wonderfully yummy!

Your weekly menu sounds so good -- lots of variety (that's where I struggle).

Wishing you a productive and peaceful week!

The Man Crew said...

Ce, thanks for your delightful comments! I really appreciate them. Hoping you have a peaceful and prductive week as well. God bless!

Ce said...

Hi Kristy,

It's me again. Sorry for the double comment, but I just came across your comment on one of my posts about "Setting the Tone" for the next day and I wanted to say,
what a great evening to-do list you have going!

That taking the meat out of the freezer to thaw is a good one -- I'll have to add that to my list too!

I also like the idea of putting out the breakfast cereal and bowls/spoons the night before.

Hmm...my quick little evening routine is getting longer! ;) No, just joking. It really is amazing how quickly it all gets done, isn't it? Anyway, just wanted to add my thanks for your input!

One More Equals Four said...

I am a little behind in both blog writing and reading. sounds like a nice week ahead of you! You are doing exactly what I NEED to be doing, preparing for purchasing home school materials. But alas, we have been so dadgum busy, I haven't even thought about it!

Have a great week!

Grandmother Wren said...

Thank you for linking your Simple Woman’s Daybook at Grandmother Wren’s last week.
Please stop by this week and add your link again. I’d love to see this continue throughout the summer, allowing us to stay in touch with other Daybookers during Peggy’s vacation.
Please keep coming back –
I look forward to seeing you!

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