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Monday, July 27, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY July 27, 2009

Outside my window...it's hot and sunny. A perfect day to stay indoors during the afternoon heat.

I am thinking...that I can't believe that my oldest is getting married in just a few months...when did THAT happen?? And WHY is it so hard to find a mother of the groom dress that doesn't make me look 60?? : ) I'm the wrong age to be a mother of the groom, that's the problem...LOL

I am thankful for...a son that's going to make a fine husband for my sweet daughter in love. He cherishes that young lady, that's for sure!

From the learning rooms...nothing...Mama is taking a break this week...LOL Maybe a little reading, that's all, but I'm also working on my preschool curriculum for Derek this week and getting it ready to go...hurray for the planning stages of homeschool!

From the kitchen…bread just went into the oven so that means the kitchen smells DIVINE! I made popcorn this morning for breakfast and lunch was just sammies and fruit. Here are the plans for the dinners this week...

  • Monday: Baked Fish, Noodles and salad
  • Tuesday: Smoky Black Bean and Rice Stoup

  • Wednesday: Tacos

  • Thursday: Baked Mac and Cheese

  • Friday: PIZZA with the game night gang

  • Saturday: BLTS, veggies and dip

  • Sunday: Lasagna

I am wearing…Navy yoga pants, light blue t-shirt with a dove on it and tennies...all covered in bits of grass from my early morning weed whacking adventure...crazy machine!

I am creating…lessons for preschool, road trip plans for the wedding in IL (anyone want an overnight guest with 2 kiddos???) and hopefully some sewing projects this week

I am going...to work M, W, Th and Sat, taking the boys to day camp T and Th, at least one trip to Good Will this week, and wanting to visit the fabric store, the Library, and maybe a coffee shop while the boys are at day camp...yeah for alone time!

I am reading...nothing yet this week, although my trip to the library tomorrow will remedy that quickly, and I think reviewing homeschooling materials counts as reading, right?? RIGHT?!?

I am hoping...That I can lose enough weight before the wedding so as not to embarrass my sweet boy or my darling hubby at the wedding where we will be seeing people that we haven't seen in 2 years.

I am hearing...Mr Mom playing in the background, and the ceiling fans

Around the house...the chores are done for today, just a little clothes folding to go. Time to rest before I head to work. YEAH!

One of my favorite things...Being done for the day by 4pm..it's glorious!

A few plans for the rest of the week…Just hanging out with my boys, doing my house chores with a smile instead of a frown, running my errands in decent clothes, wrapping up the playroom.school room project and staying on top of my workout routines.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...we were being silly at the dinner table the other night so I grabbed the camera and started snapping pics...here are some of what I got...LOL Black mail pics are soooo fun!

Titus LOVED the chocolate dessert I made..and it loved him back...LOL
Derek was struggling with the mashed potatoes...they were too thick, I think
James was very concerned by the chocolate on his thumb and asked me to take a picture to show to Jodi when she got home...hee hee
And the best blackmail pic of them all...David goofing off while waiting for the others to finish so we could all have dessert...ha ha ha ha ha ha!!

PS> I almost forgot...if you want to read more posts of this nature...check out http://www.grandmotherwren.com/ or http://www.thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com/


Lisa said...

I'm visiting via Simple Woman. What a fun time, preparing for a wedding! I'm with you on the dress selection, though. It is becoming more and more difficult to find a dress for ANY occasion that doesn't remind me of my great grandmother's wardrobe, or a "floozy" (as that great grandmother would say!). I hope that you are successful in finding something that will help YOU feel special on that special day!

Katie said...

That is wonderful that your son is getting married! Keep at the workouts . . . sometimes don't you wish chasing after your boys would be exercise enough? ;)

LISA said...

Hi Kristy,
I enjoyed your little space here.
I do have a lot of beginning readers for Abeka. No teacher curriculum to go with it. I may have a little Abeka on my shelf, I'll check and get back to you. I have KONOS(Vol. I and II), Spelling Power(an older edition),
8th English PACEs, and I am too tired to think, or go look to find out. I need to compile a master list. If you know you are looking for something specific, please let me know. I would be happpy to give you the Abeka readers for postage only. Let me know.

Mrs. C said...

Mmmmm...I can almost smell the fresh bread.

I enjoyed visiting your daybook, especially your dinnertime pictures. :)

Anonymous said...

How exciting about the wedding!!!

here's my recipe you requested...

Peach Scrunch
7-8 peaches (or 5-6 apples), peeled and sliced. A tip for peeling... cut an x at the bottom and boil them for a couple minutes. The peel practically falls off!

put peaches (and a handful or two of blueberries if you have them) in a caserole dish

mix up:
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder

Take a couple heaping tablespoons of that mixture, and mix it in with the peaches to soak up a little of the juice.

Then, add one egg to the dry mixture and stir until crumbly. Pour over the peaches, and then drizzle over 6-8 tablespoons of melted butter.

Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes until nice and toasty brown.


Lisa Deeley Smith said...

Here's the mother-of-the-bride dress I wore: http://www.rawganique.com/WSD1.htm

I bought the off-white and dyed it rose, and wore it with a multi-colored shawl. Here's how it looked: http://ldssafari.xanga.com/photos/b8617206482126/

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