Monday, October 20, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook

For October 20, 2008...

Outside my's crisp and sunny...just gorgeous. I think it's warmed up substantially since William took the dog out this morning and came in squealing, "Break out the cocoa and crank up the fire--I can see my breath!!"

I am thinking...about birthday and Christmas gifts. I know it's time to break out the holiday planner when my brain starts whirring like this. It's just too much for me to keep straight between now and the end of the year.

From the learning rooms...We're already on Week 6 of Adventures?! Will will be covering New Netherland/New York in colonial times for history and Jesus the Bread of Life in Bible. I need to find a glass Coke bottle for the yeast experiment in science. (Yay--a trip to Wegman's!) Katie's letter of the week is X (with a minor in "K" at her insistence) so we'll be looking at foxes and reading the pertinent Aesop fables.

I am thankful for... Ray Bearden.

From the kitchen...I'm in the mood for chicken and rice for dinner. I don't feel like anything fussy.

I am sweats and a blue shirt. And honestly, it just feels wrong. I need to unpack my warmer red shirts.

I am reading... Stand Up For Your Life by Cheryl Richardson. I've been allowing far too many little irritations to drain my energy over the last year. This book is great inspiration for clearing out what you don't want in your life to make room for more of what you do want.

I am really connect with some key people this week.

I am creating..."page kits" for the many, many scrapbook pages I hope to complete in Massanutten.

I am hearing...Katie is talking to herself ("Oh my goodness, what happened here? The twins should always sit together! I think we should call the FBI." I couldn't make this stuff up if I wanted to.) Will is asking me if I've seen his arrows. Now Katie is singing a song about the "F! B! Eye-eye-eye-eye!"

Around the house...laundry is already humming along. I want to run the vacuum through the living room and school room after lunch. If I have enough apples, I would like to make apple pie jam this afternoon.

One of my favorite things...when Scott laughs.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...No activities scheduled (beyond the typical swimming, TaeKwonDo, ballet, writers' workshop and church) but I'm in the mood to check out a museum or something in D.C. Will still wants to revisit the pumpkin patch. (Big maybe on that.)

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

Scott (my third child) rough-housing with Will on the giant beanbag (nicknamed the Tumor). When Scott lands, it launches Will about three feet in the air. A good mother would not let them do this.

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Anonymous said...

Looks like you are having quite the day :D

I like your chicken & rice idea for dinner, I may have to change what I have scheduled for dinner tomorrow night. My mom would make me chicken with rice & gravy for my birthday dinner when I was growing up. Oh the memories.

Anonymous said...

That one from "akhmmm" is from me, Elaine. I wanted to also say thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. :D

marye said...

I think that image is hysterical! A good mom might not but a GREAT mom would.

Jen said...

I love the picture! Chicken and rice is what we are having also. But ours is chicken curry with rice. Could you email me the recipe for the apple pie jam. That sounds really good!

Anonymous said...

"The Tumor" beanbag has me LMBO!

Lisa said...

The picture brings a smile to my face, they are having so much fun.

I would love your recipe for apple pie jam, as well as info on your yeast experiment. Is that too much to ask? You could email it to: elbowsonourtable at gmail dot com (trying to foil the email spammers- just replace the "at" with @ and the "dot" with .)

Thanks so much for your DayBook entry today!

Kaber said...

I like your beanbag's name.
The letter X is pretty cool! have fun!

Anonymous said...

The Tumor! That is hilarious!

I hope you had your yummy chicken and rice...that is one of my favorite homey dishes.

What museum are you going to? There are tons of options! I miss that part of living near DC.