Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Simple Woman’s Daybook (3)


FOR TODAY:  Thursday, August 26, 2010

He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.  Proverbs 21: 20

(Oh, how I have a lot of work to do to accomplish this verse.)

Outside my window... it is beautiful.  Sunny.  Colorado clear blue skies even though I am in Indiana.  Our new neighborhood lacks a real woods, yet I hear lots of bugs and birds.   One of my favorite sites of the day – the mail truck just went by.

I am thinking... that having two children is much easier than three.  I am going to be in for a surprise when #4 comes along in the next few weeks.  I am also thinking how blessed I have to have such a wonderful family that throws me a beautiful baby shower (and for all of the ladies who came or even considered coming!).

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I am thankful for... a refrigerator that supplies me with endless ice.  I am grateful that tomorrow I may very well may have some more English Muffins.  I am also thankful for hand-me-down composters from parents and for a friend with a large vehicle who transported my dirt producing container home.

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From the learning rooms... school was accomplished quickly before Mr. Smackdown left for a fun overnight at Mama’s house.  Him being gone allowed Sir Honey and I to work together the whole morning on his workboxes without him becoming frustrated.  And the school room is . . . messy.

From the kitchen...   yogurt is being made and I am attempting to turn soy milk into kefir.  (Don’t worry . . .  I know that many of you know that I am anti-soy . . . it is in our house for only a season).  Lord willing I will be bringing some Farmer’s Market fruit into our kitchen tonight and making teriyaki chicken with local corn on the cob.

I am creating... work (still) for my blog designer, Jessica of The Frilly Coconut, to create tabs and a pull down menu to clean up my blog and make it easier to navigate.  Also, I am getting ready to sew my new Baby Girl’s sling!

I am going... to try to go to bed earlier.  Also, I would like to laminate some more, hang an alphabet up in the school room, create a Brown Bear Lapbook, and cut some other things out. 

I am reading… the Bible and Mansfield Park.

I am hoping... that I will actually get a good night’s sleep tonight and accomplish something before I get that great night’s sleep.  I am also hoping that I get my birth tub EARLY.  Like tomorrow. 

I am hearing... Sir Honey ask A LOT of questions and a chain saw dicing a tree.

Around the house...the floors need to be swept and mopped. There is laundry to be folded.  And all of my essential oils are spread all over our bedroom.  But I am not bothered by most of this.  It is bright. 

One of my favorite things...chocolate ice cream with peanut butter chopped up into it. 

A few plans for the rest of the week: have chai with a friend tomorrow to learn about how I can help her minister to youth, going to Lowes, a soccer game,and  the symphony.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

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Going out to the compost container for the first time, Sir Honey was anxious to assist me since Mr. Smackdown was gone. 

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Link up and read more daybooks at Peggy's blog.

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