Skip to main content

Simple Woman's Daybook - May 26, 2009

From the Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window...
It is cool, and cloudy. It had been raining, but has stopped. Thank goodness for the rain!

I am thinking...
Gosh, this house is messy. We took an unexpected trip to see my grandmother. We left in a hurry and came home late last night. I have a bunch of reorganizing and cleaning up to do today.

I am thankful for...
Three things: For being able to see my grandmother before she dies. She is not expected to live much longer. I was able to say good bye and tell her that I love her. Thank you God for that gift.


Second: Getting to spend time with my parents and watching the boys with Grandpa and Grandma. The boys loved riding on the tractor with Grandpa.

Third: My wonderful husband who drove most of the trip and does so much for our family. I love you sweetie!

From the learning rooms...
Today, we will be taking the day off. But, we will be finishing up this week!!! Just a couple of fun projects and activities planned and then, let the summer begin!! And, even though I say that, one thing I have learned while homeschoooling, is that the learning never really stops.


From the kitchen...
Roasted turkey wraps with salad before tennis!

I am wearing...
A pink v-neck t-shirt and navy blue pants.

I am creating...
Final grades. I am finishing final grades today for the students I tutor.

I am going...
To take the computer to get more memory today . . . . after using my parents' computer this weekend, I realized that I could complete the things I do on the computer in half the time it normally takes me, if only my computer were faster. And since a new computer is not in our budget, I will give ours a boost with more memory.


I am reading . . .
I am between books . . . I will start another one in a day or two.

I am hoping...
That the vegetables I planted will have enough room. From what my mom told me, I think I will be canning a lot this fall!!

I am hearing...
Word World . . . the only show my kids are allowed to watch regularly.

Around the house...
There are bags that need to get unpacked, laundry that needs to be put away and cushions that need to get put back on the couch (what fun is a couch if you cannot take it apart and make a fort out of its cushions?!).

One of my favorite things...
My home . . . there is no place like home.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Finishing final grades, writing a book review, working on our budget, tennis lessons (for the adults) and soccer (for the boys).

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
The boys getting a tractor ride with Grandpa.

Comments

  1. I love those pictures! Thank you for showing such strength over the weekend and being such a wonderful granddaughter.

    I noticed you mentioned tennis...looks like you are committed to going now!!!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Fasting and the Current State of Our Church

I love researching diets.  If it is new and popular, I probably have read about it some and maybe have even tried it.  Lately, fasting has gained popularity.  You can find books that will provide research on just how good fasting is for the body.  And, I have been intrigued, mainly because I am horrible at fasting and the thought of restricting myself from eating food completely sounds too extreme. 



As Catholics we are called to days of fasting and abstinence, and for as strong as I like to think I am, I am quite a wimpy "faster."  But, after reading a great deal about fasting and its physical benefits, I started to feel like God was asking me to get more serious about fasting, not for the physical benefits but for the spiritual ones.  My husband and I were out for a walk the other night and I was talking about my new found respect for fasting and how I feel called to do it more, for spiritual reasons, and I started to speak about how amazing it is that fasting has so many …

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 …

Settling In

I find it ironic that the last post I posted was about our move that did not happen and how God wanted me to be moldable.  When I typed those words and prayed those words, "God make me moldable," "Move to Wisconsin" was NOT what I was envisioning.  But, sometimes God's will is surprising and unexpected.

So, here we are.  18 days as Wisconsinites.  So many people have called and texted, asking me how we are doing and I often find my words fall short.  I am better at reflecting and writing out my thoughts, so this is for all those who have asked and are wondering . . .


We are doing well.  The move has felt very natural in so many ways.  It feels comfortable here. I haven't felt out of place or a "fish out of water" here at all. The kids all like it here.  Some miss their friends tremendously, which is expected.  One of my "littles" has shown some regression, also expected, but everyone is adjusting so well to the new house and neighborhood. …