Monday, August 3, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook for August 3rd--Monday Evening Edition

Well, here I am, late again. But that is because I went to bed late last night (or rather, early this morning) and got up late this morning. Consequently, Bret milked the cow late, the kids ate breakfast late, and well, hopefully I will be back on track tomorrow!

Outside my window
…84 degrees and sunny, with a gentle breeze, perfect clothesline weather. Thanks to all the rain we have gotten this summer, the pastures are a glorious green still, and not the crispy brown they usually are by August.

I am thinking…bedtime, and whether or not I will be able to sleep tonight. My tiny darlin' decided to fuss last night until 1 a.m. I don't feel up to several hours of rocking, bouncing, nursing and Spider Solitaire tonight. Also thinking about Dominic's birthday, which is tomorrow, but which we will celebrate on Saturday, which is his baptismal feast and nameday. I have only one gift for him right now, so I need to do a little quick shopping!

I am thankful for…a quiet moment in which to blog! The kids are all outside having some kind of meeting behind the barn.

From the kitchen...the kitchen is closed for the night, but we had a nice meal of grilled ham steaks, mashed sweet potatoes, corn and a cucumber salad.

I am creating…nothing at the moment, but I am overwhelmed by ideas for things I want to make. One of them is this.

I am reading… Consecration to Mary according to Louis de Monfort and another old book on the Blessed Mother.

I am hoping…Gemma will not prove to be my first colicky baby!

I am hearing…The hum of the ceiling fan and the bells on the cows as they graze.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Lesson plans, reading to the kids, spending lots of time cuddling Gemma, shopping for Dominic and on Friday, baking a cake.

I am praying...for a holy, happy household, and for a better prayer life for myself.

A Picture Thought: Isn't this cute? Una embroidered the center part and I made it into a little cushion cover for her.
Visit Peggy for more Simple Woman's Daybook entries.


  1. love.that.pillow.
    what a great little project!
    tell una she did a great job!
    and you too!

  2. I hope Miss Anna is not having a word with Miss Gemma about being colicky! Actually Anna is over most of her fussiness thankfully - she was my first baby to have colic. Apparently it peaks about 6 weeks old and then wears off? Seems to have been the case with Anna Banana.

    Beautiful embroidery!

  3. What a beautiful piece of work Una did. Lovely!


Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, I do so appreciate it! I usually respond to questions in the comments section, so check back if there is something you wanted me to respond to!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.