Monday, April 13, 2009

Outside my window…Dark and windy, about 54 degrees. Rain expected.

I am thinking…about Easter Sunday. I never finished my Lenten cleaning, I never got Easter cards out, the meal was so-so, but the kids looked lovely and were delighted with the little treats they received, we were all healthy in time Sunday, and it was a beautiful day. What else matters?

I am thankful for…having the week off so that I can catch up a bit; for our stomach virus to have been so short-lived, for the jobs that have come to Bret since his lay-off and for feeling pretty good, all things considered (other than my beastly varicose veins which will likely get better after the baby is born), being the old pregnant lady that I am!

From the kitchen...a friend gave us a coffee cake yesterday, so I guess that may be on the menu for the kids' breakfast along with some canned peaches or something; there are plans to make ice cream tonight (we've had none throughout Lent), and I think that egg salad or deviled eggs are probably likely lunch ideas.

I am creating…still working on the newborn sweater, which, with a little free time, I ought to finish in the next day or two. I have so many things I want to knit. And so little time!

I am readingA Picture Perfect Childhood and Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home by Elizabeth Foss. For all my years of home schooling, I was unfamiliar with Charlotte Mason, other than her name. I like Elizabeth Foss' blog, so I figured her book might be a good read. I am not disappointed.

I am hoping…to get caught up with a few things since there is no school this week. And I am really hoping to get into town to Hobby Lobby. I haven't been there in two years, so I will be like a kid in a candy shop--on a budget, of course.

I am hearing…WAY too much noise! All the boys are up and I think there is still sugar in their systems left from yesterday!

A few plans for the rest of the week…reschedule a few appointments, make a menu plan, finish the baby sweater, do a bit more cleaning around here and hopefully attend the TEA rally in Bowling Green on Wednesday.

The children are...a bit over-the-top for 6:30 in the morning! they are drawing and playing with Megabloks, and arguing with gusto.

A picture thought: No, it's not mine, I just found it on the internet. I have a thing about blue and white china, and this very folksy blue and white pysanky really appealed to me...

Visit Peggy at the Simple Woman for more Daybook entries. Have a glorious Easter Week!


  1. blogger just ate my comment.....i'll try it again later! =)

  2. If you like that egg (and I must admit, it is very nice), then you would love Polish pottery. When I lived in Germany I was fortunate enough to take a day trip to Poland. We stopped at an outlet for Polish pottery, and it was all blue and white, and every bit as well done as this egg.

  3. I probably would, Deacon. Blue and white are also the colors of the Bavarian flag, which was to be seen everywhere in Munich, where I grew up. And I associate the colors with our Blessed Mother as well...


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