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Simple Woman's Daybook - March 16, 2009



From the Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window...
It is overcast and dreary outside. It is slightly warm. At least, warmer than it has been. I am looking forward to Spring!!

I am thinking...
About a "talk" I have been asked to give at a Lenten "Woman's Night Out". The topic has been totally confirmed . . . I am pretty sure it is what God wants me to speak about, but I am still nervous!!

I am thankful for...
The gift of our home.

From the learning rooms...
Since my supervisor was questioning me on health and fine art, I have been putting effort into doing more with that (more structured). I have finally printed out the food pyramid info from www.foodpyramid.gov. We are going to go through it this week. I do not have to be too creative. It is amazing the activity sheets and coloring pages that I found.

Also, for a little more for fine art: I got this idea stuck into my head and now I am working to bring it all together. Since it is Spring and flowers are beginning to blossom, we are going to study Monet. I am going to incorporate a nature study with it too. I found some great children's stories that are focused on Monet's work at the library. If I find the time, I will write a full post on what we are doing. I am hoping it will involve a trip to the art museum and maybe the arboretum!!


From the kitchen...
My plans for dinner have been thwarted . . . I was going to make a roasted chicken until I found out my husband had to work late tonight. Now, we will probably just eat pancakes!!!

This week I am planning on making pierogis from scratch. Tomorrow is St Patrick's day and I will make some green velvet cupcakes for the boys.

I am wearing...
Jeans, black shirt and a cream sweater over it.

I am creating...

A couple of letters this week. . . all has to do with my new blog. The design is done. Once I get everything further along, I will share the "why" behind why I am doing this. I have only told a few people and when I verbalize what I am doing, I think it sounds silly. I have prayed a lot about it since I have had this idea for almost a year now and God is really revealing more and more to me about the purpose of it all. I wish I could say it has some great spiritual meaning, but it doesn't. It is just me trying to be more involved in the community, from my home.

Oh, and that scarf . . . well, I am further along, but I do not think it will be done until it is no longer needed. The good thing is is that I will have a nice new scarf and sweater for NEXT winter!

I am going...
To work on my school work for tutoring tomorrow once I get off the computer.

I am reading...
Days of Deepening Friendship (see side widget for the Lenten Retreat that goes with it). I am quite surprised how much I like the book. The chapters are nice and short and great for prayer time.

I am hoping...
For some nice weather!! I wish the sun was shining!

I am hearing...
A laughing at J!


Around the house...
K is napping and J is playing with A, while A practices his rolling around the floor! He is still not crawling, but looks like he may try soon.

Other than that, the house is still in a bit of chaos. I am working on my Spring cleaning and decluttering. Is it just how I clean, or does everything seem to get messier before it is cleaner and more organized? I have the play room done, the back room done, and our bedroom almost done. We have gotten a new rug for our back room and one for our living room . . . it is amazing how much better those rooms look now that the stained carpets are covered!! We also got a new bedspread . . . we have not purchased one since we have been married and it was time for a new look!!

One of my favorite things...
The smell of freshly ground coffee brewing!! It is right up there with the smell of a sunny spring day when the hyacinth are in bloom!

A few plans for the rest of the week:
I do not have any plans that are out of our normal routine as of yet. I may try to set up a play date for latter portion of the week. I am also thinking that I may take the boys to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception this week. I would like the take them to see St Patrick and the many Marian Shrines/side altars!

Here is picture thought I am sharing...



Since several people I know have just had babies within the last few weeks, and I have realized that my baby is no longer my "little baby" (he'll be a year in April), I have been thinking a lot about when baby A was a newborn! This is a picture of me and him in the hospital when he was just 2 days old!!

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