Monday, January 11, 2010
Simple Woman's Daybook for 11 January 2010
Outside my window…nearly 6:30. Dark and 41 degrees. Our snow is melting!
I am thinking…school, chores and schedules. I am trying to come up with on that is so all-inclusive and yet flexible that the kids and I will be able to keep it in use for more than a few weeks. It is really daunting, and thankfully I have given myself the whole month to do it.
I am thankful for…coffee. Gemma is still not settling down for the night until 10-10:30, and she nurses once or twice at night, the second time usually just before 3 a.m. Since my alarm is set for 4:30, I rarely get back to sleep. After more than twenty years of rising before 5:30, my internal clock apparently cannot be reset...
From the kitchen...I myself am in the mood for muesli. I'll see if I can get a consensus on that.
I am creating…I finished a new hat and one fingerless glove to put aside for Adrian's birthday next month. Will finish the other glove, hopefully in a couple of days, and move on to a hat/fingerless glove set for Una. Actually--I would love to do some baby mittens for Gemma's cold little hands. And I need to find a nice pattern for a baby sweater or two for my sister's baby girl, due in March. I love knitting!
I am reading ...A Mother's Rule of Life. I have a nice stack of books on my bedside table, but between Gemma wanting to be with me all evening and knitting and scheduling, I haven't any time to read other than a few minutes after morning prayers.
I am hoping...for a peaceful and productive week!
I am hearing…Strife! I've already had to break up a few fights, send Una to her room, threaten to send Dominic to his if he shrieks again or puts banana on Sebastian again, and lock the office door because of the interruptions at 30 second intervals...They do this anytime they believe I am too occupied to intervene.
A few plans for the rest of the week: make an appointment to have my hair trimmed (maybe Gabe's, too, as it's so thick and I hate cutting it!), cut Sebastian's hair; work on the schedule; go to the library, figure out what to get Adrian for his birthday next month. I need to reassess my menu plan and look at what is in the pantry and freezer, and work with that.
I am praying...for work for Bret. He has that third altar to do, but there are things holding up that project temporarily, and so there is a bit of a lull right now. He will be finishing up a shed for my sister, but then there isn't anything thereafter. I guess he can use the time to work on our bathroom and fix Gemma's crib (she's getting big for the co-sleeper and for our bed)!
Picture Thought: Gemma Apple-Cheeks in a new lavender hat. Now you can visit Peggy for more Daybook entries. Have a blessed week!