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Monday, August 31, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today... August 31, 2009 (Happy 13th Anniversary Monkey!)

Outside my window...it is dark and cool. The moon hangs over the night sky with a few twinkling stars showing off the few clouds.

I am thinking....that it's way to early to be up, let alone STAY up so after I let the tumbling thoughts out of my head, I'm going to catch a few more winks.

I am thankful for....13 years with Dan as my husband. Today is our anniversary and I'm ever more grateful for a man who is willing to work to earn a living, not to mention one that's playful, generous, knowledgeable, gentle, easy on the eyes and a first rate Dad. Plus he's willing to overlook a few flaws on my part as well : ) And he even admires my crunchiness and thrifty ways...reusable tote, anyone??

From the learning rooms....still no formal studies, but we worked on doing percentages in our heads yesterday while shopping...LOL, and this week will be working on our mapping skills as we continue to prepare for our big road trip.

From the kitchen....nothing yet since it's 4:30 in the morning, but Dan just walked out the door with enough food to fill his belly with nutritious food for the next four days. I will be baking today....whole wheat bread, I think I will try my hand at crackers today, and maybe a few goodies as we start to prepare for Labor Day Festivities. Meal plans look like this for the week...but will probably get rearranged at will as 'Shua is home this week and likes to 'help
me change the plans : )
  • Monday~ Spaghetti with meat sauce, and some fresh bread

  • Tuesday~ Chicken Stew topped with biscuits

  • Wednesday~ Fish sticks and fries (even at 20, it's about the only way I can get 'Shua to eat fish)

  • Thursday~ Cheesy Hamburger Mac

  • Friday~ Pizza, Chopped veggies and dip, chips

  • Saturday~ We are going to the Hatch Chile Festival. (Hatch is the chile capital of the world and it's about 45 minutes from the house...we are going as our anniversary outing)

  • Sunday~ Lasagna, Dan requested it and some salad and garlic bread

I am wearing...my nightgown since I'm headed right back to bed : )

I am creating...travel plans, a better budget since we've outmoded our last one, and a happy marriage.

I am going...probably only to work this week. As 'Shua's marriage grows ever closer, I am cherishing the 'parenting' of him for this last little bit of time. So this week will (hopefully) hold a few heart to heart chats, lots of laughs and PLENTY of motherly advice.

I am reading...A Wife After God's Own Heart By Elizabeth George. Although some of her advice doesn't sit well with me since it insists that I give up a few of my poor habits and attitudes, since it comes straight from the Bible, there's not much wiggle room in there. Better choices, Kristy!

I am hoping...that I can learn all the songs for the wedding so that I don't embarrass the happy couple or myself at the wedding.

I am hearing...the ceiling fans. The early morning quiet reminds me of why I like to get up before the boys and have a few minutes to think, pray and contemplate the day. Feels good!

Around the house...travel plans to be finalized, laundry to fold, kitchen counters to clean and the whole house could use a once over. All in all, not too bad.

A few plans for the rest of the week...IF I can swing it, I want to get to the farmer's market this week...there is so much to be learned, discovered and tasted there...yum~O! I want to get the boys room back to normal, not really sure WHAT happened down there. I also want to get the play/back room back to where it's not a safety violation. THEN, I need to put together a small get together for Labor Day. Between that and working 3 nights this week...I think I'll stay busy

A picture thought I am sharing with you...I miss my Patrick! 10 weeks is a long time to be away from your mama when you are only 10 years old. I know my parents are taking great care of him....but I still MISSSSSSSS him!

If you are drawn to the simple life, or just want to read more blogs like this post, check out the delightful Miss Peggy's site over at www.thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com ENJOY!


Casey said...

Hi, found you through Simple Woman! I just wanted to say what a beautiful daybook you have written. Also, Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful celebration and congratulations! Take care and enjoy your day!


jolincountry said...

Happy Anniversary Kristy and Dan!!

Love Bears All Things said...

Good morning,
If you went back to bed, you're probably back up by now. It sounds like you have a busy week.
Happy Anniversary to you and your man.
Mama Bear

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous of the chile festival!!! Eat some green chile for me!

Katie said...

Happy Anniversary!! I hope you and your husband have a wonderful day!

Also, if you make the crackers, let us know how they turn out. I have always wanted to try to make crackers, but have not yet. I would love to try to make graham crackers.

have a great day!

Kathy said...

Congrats on your anniversary - and I hope there are many, many happy years together in your future.

Have a peaceful week, Kathy

Jen said...

Looks like a busy week for you. Your meal plan sounds awesome! Happy(belated) anniversary!

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