Friday, January 21, 2011

A Simple Woman's Daybook


Outside my is another gloomy day.  We have had very little sunshine since returning from Christmas.  I am pondering moving south for the winter...

I am thinking...I need to focus on getting a new camera.  I need to capture these growing girls of mine!  At the rate we drop cameras, we are definitely getting a fairly cheap one.

I am thankful for...unexpected blessings.

From the learning rooms...we have all taken a break and have been having fun doing some arts and crafts.  Camille received a ton of great activities as gifts for Christmas so we have been enmeshed in Play-Doh, paints, coloring, and making necklaces.

From the kitchen...I have seriously been slacking off, and I think mutiny is nearing if I serve Ken and Camille left-over chicken barley soup one more time.  We have all had terrible colds and my appetite is absent this week.  Any ideas for dinner?

I am creating...a schedule of volunteers to lead the rosary this weekend before each of the 6 masses at our church.  I'm thinking I need to find a parish with fewer mass times.  This weekend is the anniversary of the Roe vs Wade decision.  Please say a rosary for the unborn.

I am have a very busy weekend.  Young Married's group at church on Friday, SAI meeting on Saturday, and rosaries at all masses the rest of the weekend.

I am reading...Find More Time: How to Get Things Done at Home, Organize Your Life, and Feel Great About It by Laura Stack.  I had reserved it from the library several months ago.  Humorously, the previous person that had this book renewed it about 3 times before returning it.  I guess they really needed the book!  I'm about halfway through.  For the most part we already use all of her organizing tips for the home.  My personality is the main item that needs "organizing".  Learning to say "no" is a big challenge for me.  I like to blame it on genetics.

I am hoping...we all feel better by Friday.  Ken has the worst of it and has been up coughing for several nights in a row.

I am hearing...birds chirping!

Around the house...we have fully "recovered" from Christmas.  I do need to do some vacuuming and sweeping as Camille caught Meghan trying to chase and then eat the dust bunnies.

One of my favorite things...watching Camille and Meghan play with their singing mirror toy.  They squish their heads together, put their arms around eachother and sing to the music.  I am so happy to have 2 girls.  My sisters are very dear to me, and I love watching the sisterly relationship grow right in front of me.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Young Married's group at church on Friday, SAI meeting on Saturday, and rosaries at all masses the rest of the weekend.

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing...We received a sugar cookie kit from Ken's aunt for Christmas.  Camille and I made the cookies on Monday afternoon.  I asked Camille to sprinkle the cookies, turned my back to take more cookies out of the oven, and this was the result:
(Note Camille's folded hands in the picture as she poses, quite satisfied with her work.)

1 comment:

  1. I really like your "Simple Woman" posts. Where did you get this idea from?