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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Simple Woman's Daybook: May 2017

For Today...May 2nd, 2017

Looking out my window...the sun shines with a brightness that seems to imply that it knows that in an hour it will be tucked away for the day. Birds and crickets chirp, the grass stretches toward the sun and flowers bloom like mad.
I am thinking...that Tuesdays are officially my favorite day of the week. Between focusing on gratitude for Grati-Tuesday and an evening to myself while the rest of the Man Crew is elsewhere, it's pretty special.
I am thankful...for moments of quiet so I can better enjoy the chaos that comes home as my tween, my teen, my man-child, and Hercules come tumbling through the door of the Man Crew House.

One of my favorite things...slightly sweet iced tea on a hot day, while sitting on a shady front porch.
I am creating...plans out of chaos. (thanks Life as Mom for the Print and Go planner)

I am wearing...JEANS since No Pants April is over and my fave new t-shirt that says, "Boy Mom. Messy. Blessed. Life" (found here)

I am reading/watching/listening to...Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life/Parenthood/Selah: Hymns. All are wonderful, all are teaching me and feeding my soul in different ways.

I am hoping...that 'Shua and Lauren bring Baby Caden for a visit this year.
I am learning...about boundaries and why my lack of them always leads to frustration and bitterness on my part. Better late that never, right?
In my kitchen...is nothing. *hangs head in shame* With Dan out of town most nights, Pat not joining us for dinner anymore, and Derek not caring what we eat, cooking has lost most of it's appeal for me. Cooking basically for myself is no fun. We've been eating out too much, snacking instead of eating too often and sometimes simply skipping dinner to avoid fussing over cooking.
In the school room...we are taking a break. With the B-Bunch kids' schedules being wonky from here on out until the end of the school year, I've decided to just take a break and get back to it when our schedule calms back down and is more predictable.
In my garden...the only garden I have is my roses. They are in full bloom and are nothing short of glorious. 

Post Script...I've reset my REVIVE e-course over at Life As Mom and am loving working through it to get systems in place to keep my household humming along without this mama having to do every single thing herself. 
Shared Quote...You Is Kind, You Is Smart, You Is Important -Abilene, from The Help
A moment from my day...We're working our way through a Screen Free Week, which DT is HATING, but we are making it with lots of board games, like this one. The next few days will get easier, once we remember how to entertain ourselves without a screen in front of our faces.
Forbidden Island!
Closing Notes...I shall quote myself from a previous SWD post. " Life can be hard, and messy, and difficult. But it can also be sweet, and deep, and immeasurably wonderful. Don't let the scary parts keep you from enjoying the good stuff.  " Go live life, my friends!

Also, if you've enjoyed this post, please go over and see more of them at Miss Peggy's site called The Simple Woman's Daybook, found here.


Vicki said...

I love your quote! I watched The Help at the theater when it first came out and then my husband bought me the dvd and book. I just recently finished listening to the audio version. I love it every time I read, listen, or watch it. Have a great week!

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

We have those weeks, too, when meals and cooking aren't as appealing. Sometimes taking a break and just using what's around is the easiest thing to do. Hope you have a great Mother's Day!

~Kathy~ said...

Love your Daybook! I love your quote from The Help. I've seen the movie and read the book. I completely understand about the meals. We have those times here too. I look forward to reading more of your Daybooks! :)

The Man Crew said...

Ooo, the audio book! I hadn't thought of enjoying that! Thanks for the tip!

The Man Crew said...

I had a very blessed Mother's Day. 💗
We did 2 weeks of using what's on hand and I feel ready to take over my kitchen again. Thank you!

The Man Crew said...

Thank you for your kind comment! I will look forward to reading your day book too!

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