Monday, February 16, 2009

Simple Woman Daybook - February 16

For Today... February 16, 2009

Outside my window... a very sunny day but COLD. We have a little snow cover back again, thanks to some snowfall over the weekend. More flakes in the forecast this week!

I am thinking... about getting more into couponing. Wanna get some great deals!

From the learning rooms... An effort to include more hands-on instead of skipping it because it's too much work. For instance, today I sent the littles out to gather materials for building their own bird nests.

I am thankful for... the opportunity my son had to attend Acquire the Fire youth conference over the weekend. It was unexpected and a blessing to have his ticket paid for!

From the kitchen... going to roast a turkey today. In fact, I better get it in the oven right away! We made Valentine cookies over the weekend, but since we only have one heart shaped cookie cutter, we ended up with Valentine stars, teddies, and feet in addition to the hearts. I also made a streusel sort of dessert with apples and nuts and toffee and puff pastry. BLEW my diet! lol

I am wearing... Jeans, grey pull-on sweatshirt over a long-sleeved red t-shirt, black socks, black slippers. Make-up is on! But hair is not done yet.

I am reading... Jane Eyre! Loving it! Also reading Isaiah in The Message and thinking about picking up one of my C.S. Lewis books this week.

I am hoping... to do one complete edit of my novel this week - just a first go-through - and then pass it out to my beta readers.

I am creating... a weekly menu. A bit late.

I am hearing... my children crunching their snack - Cheez-it crackers that look like Scrabble tiles. They're playing Scrabble, sort of, with the crackers.

Around the house... Looking at some laminate to replace my kitchen counters. Our counters are some old-fashioned surface that has been covered and recovered and covered yet again with contact paper. I've lived with that for fifteen years and am now (finally) getting REAL countertops.

One of my favorite things... my slow cooker!

A few plans for the rest of the week... Lessons Mon-Wed, field trip Thursday, co-op Friday and editing every day if possible. Tonight I have a meeting to discuss the IEW curriculum, Wednesday is rollerskating night for Pioneer Club (I may strap on the skates myself), Friday night the girls have a sleepover for their Keepers at Home group.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you... my Valentine tulips.


Anonymous said...

Oh, aren't those tulips just beautiful! Love, Mom

Denise said...

Real counters should be nice. I didn't realize yours had contact paper on them!

MICHELE said...

I enjoyed reading your meme today!

WHEN DO FIND TIME to do it all? Writing, hsing, cooking and juggling 4 kids and Bob???? Exercising, movie-watching, meal planning and friends???

Please, tell us how you manage to get so much done???

who loves the tulips, too!