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Simple Woman's Daybook - April 20, 2009



From the Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window...
It is dark and rainy.

I am thinking...
About baby A. He has been sick the last couple of days. He is sleeping peacefully now. I hope he wakes up healthy.

I am thankful for...
This quiet morning . . . all of the boys are sleeping in!!

From the learning rooms...
Today we start back to school. I had originally planned to take Holy week and last week off and then we ended up doing school during Holy Week. That is the beauty of homeschool . . . I was able to get a week's worth of work done in three days!! Last week was nice to have off, but I am glad to get back to our routine. I must admit, I am ready for summer to come!!

We are still working on the Impressionists. J saw a Science Experiment in a book that he wants to do this week, so I need to add that to our regular science. Other than that, J is progressing well. He is gaining confidence in his reading. He is willing to try to read books that he would refuse to try before.

From the kitchen...
Tonight we will have a family favorite . . . baked chicken, rice and peas. I have a plan for the rest of the week too which includes honey BBQ salmon, chicken stroganoff, pasta and leftovers!!

I am also researching grinding my own wheat. I know it sounds crazy, but I bake tons and have been interested in doing it for a while. Home ground wheat is so much better for you. I have gotten advice from others who do it and, if I can find a grinder that does not break our budget, I may take the plunge. For right now though, I am still just in the research phase!!

I am wearing...
Black yoga pants, a light blue long, long sleeve, v-neck T, and flip flops!

I am creating...

Little cathedrals ;-)

I am going...
To read some more after I get off the computer (as long as the boys are still asleep).


I am reading...
Days of Deepening Friendship
and
Praying Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divinia

I am hoping...
A feels better for his first birthday tomorrow!!!

I am hearing...
The beautiful sound of quiet!

Around the house...
Hubby is at work, and the boys are sleeping. The house is somewhat organized! I was able to get a bunch of Spring Cleaning done last week since we did not do school.

One of my favorite things...
My wonderful husband!

A few plans for the rest of the week:

This week will be a busy one. I go back to tutoring this week. We have a meeting at our parish on Wednesday night and then marriage prep this weekend. If we can get our school work done early this week, I would like to take Friday off and go somewhere with the boys.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...


The three amigos!

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