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