Skip to main content

The Simple Woman's Daybook -January 4, 2009


From the Simple Woman's Daybook . . .

Outside my window...
It is overcast and dreary outside. It feels colder than it really is just because it looks so depressing outside!

I am thinking...
That it is nice to get back into a routine again. School has started. Hubby is back to work. Kids are on their normal nap schedules.

I am thankful for...
God teaching me to relax a bit. For several months now, I have said to myself "once A starts sleeping through the night I will . . .(exercise, sleep, clean this or that, read more, etc) " Well, God has been showing me that it is OK that A is not sleeping through the night. I have had a hard time adjusting to three kids (I know those of you out there with many more than three are probably laughing at me right now). But I realized in the last week it is because I keep on wanting A to fit into our lives in a specific way. I wanted HIM to adjust to what I expected him to be. He is so different from my others. He wakes up a lot at night, nurses all the time, and is really not happy unless he is near me. Now, I am learning to adjust my expectations of Andrew and myself.

From the learning room . . .
Today was the first day back to school. It started off a bit rough, but turned out to be a good day of learning. I am glad to be doing school again.


From the kitchen...
We are having steak (that I got on a super sale), baked potatoes, steamed beets, and salad

I am wearing...
A steel blue waffle shirt with a white baby doll short sleeved shirt over it and Navy Blue yoga pants

I am creating...
A knit scarf . . . my mom taught me how to knit at Thanksgiving and I am still plugging a way on the same scarf. I only knit a few rows a day . . . hopefully I will have it done before winter is over!

I am going...
To enjoy the rest of my day :)

I am reading...
Mothering Magazine

I am hoping...
To get into a good workout routine by the end of the week.

I am hearing...
A making noises . . . he just woke up.

Around the house...
A just woke up. K is asleep and J is watching a video about dinosaurs.

One of my favorite things...
A nice cup of hot tea in the middle of the day.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Setting up the weight bench. A trip to the library. Finishing final grades for St Peter's. Doing more research for my new blog idea . . . I am realizing that I need to be more realistic . . . I will probably begin in it in March or April.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
No picture this week . . . I have not had time to think of something to share for the week.

Comments

  1. Adjusting to three kids was by far the most difficult for me, too. I've actually heard that one from several other moms with larger families. Hang in there, you are a wonderful mom and the boys are terrific! One day they will all be such big helps to you and you'll wonder how in the world you ever got along without them.

    Blessings!

    ReplyDelete
  2. STEAK on super sale...I missed the phone call!!!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Gift (Our NFP story) Part 2

(You can read  Part 1 here

     So, by the time Andrew was 18 months old, we knew God was saying no to having more children at the time.  And, as mentioned before, He provided so much peace about it, that we knew we had discerned correctly.  Yet, even with that peace, I had to mourn the fact the we might not ever have any more children.  Yes, we were still open to life, of course, but from the time after Andrew’s birth, until today, we practiced NFP faithfully to avoid pregnancy.  And it took time to accept that we might not have any more children.  There were times when I would hold a friend’s new born baby and then go home and cry because I knew I might not ever know the joy of holding my own baby again.  We live in a community where life is celebrated and families are large.  Usually more than one friend is pregnant at a time.  In those early days, each pregnancy announcement was met with great joy for the friend, but often left me with an empty feeling.  I understood, in many way…

My verse for the year

But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.   Isaiah 6:48


There are boxes being unpacked in our home.  Boxes packed and meant to be unpacked in a different home, our new home, in a matter of two weeks.  


About two weeks before Christmas things changed.  Situations changed.  And what we were convinced was God's will just months before, seemed so unlike it now.  Things beyond our control happened and suddenly we were praying and we felt that the best and only solution was to walk away from this new house.  And at the end of  a week of uncertainty, anxiety and tension, once the decision was made to walk away from the house, there was a great deal of peace.   But, as the dust settles from the decision, even though we know it is the best for everyone involved, there is still sadness, still this sense of loss.  As we have prayed again and again, we know each of all of the steps we have made in this whole house journey …

Yonanas and a yummy protein chocolate peanut butter ice cream

I have to admit, I have a sweet tooth.  A big sweet tooth.  I blame it on genetics.  My dad loves sweets and I think my grandmother, his mother, subsisted only on foods that contained sugar.  But, when you are working on eating healthy and bringing the whole family along with you, things like ice cream, cookies and cakes have to replaced by something better.

So, when Lena from JOYfilled family posted about the Yonanas she got, I wanted to try it!  Yonanas makes "ice cream" from frozen bananas.  I have heard of making "ice cream" this way before and I have tried it in our blended, but it usually came out quite liquidy.  So, when we got a gift card for Amazon, I knew exactly what I wanted to buy.

I have used the Yonanas several times and I love it!!  The consistency of the "ice cream" is very smooth, light and creamy.  My 4 year old, who is a very picky eater, loves his new "ice cream."  Now, my older boys could not be fooled . . . they immediatel…