Monday, February 2, 2009

Simple Woman Daybook - February 2

For Today... February 2, 2009

Outside my Window... Sunshine, blue skies, and piles of white snow.

I am thinking... about what is going to happen since my husband's disability appeal was DENIED last week. Will he be able to find and hold a job? Will I end up working full time again? Will we move to another state? Will the kids be in school or can we continue to educate at home? So many questions that have been weighing on us for so long. Nearly seven years of this now. (Hey! Did I break a mirror when I was pregnant with Suzy? JUST KIDDING! I don't believe in luck.)

From the learning rooms... nice new planning sheets completed for the whole month. One day of intense planning and I get the rest of the month off! Well, at least from planning.

I am thankful for... God's promise to never leave me nor forsake me.

From the kitchen... .Vitamin C, echinacea, zinc, garlic. Several here are fighting a cold.

I am wearing... apple green flannel shirt, grey long sleeved t-shirt, jeans, white socks, black slippers. And yeah, the hair is washed and combed and I've not yet gotten around to makeup.

I am reading... Mortal Danger by Ann Rule. Reading Isaiah in The Message. Going to be reading Jane Eyre for book club soon.

I am hoping... to finish writing Forget-Me-Not (my novel) this week. It's probably another 15,000 words or so, but I ought to be able to do that! Right?

I am creating... yeah, that novel. And that's all. Oh yeah, and a whole new life?

I am hearing... James playing with a slinky. Bob telling James to put away the slinky. James whining and then the slinky slinking down onto the end table.

Around the house... Nothing new.

One of my favorite things... .My new breakfast. Every day I eat 1/2 cup of Kashi GoLean cereal (74 calories, 7 grams protein) and 6 oz of light yogurt (80 calories, 5 grams protein). I also have a cup of coffee with 2 TBSP sugar-free flavored creamer (32 calories). Breakfast under 200 calories but with 12 grams of protein. Lasts me a lot longer than a regular bowl of cereal with milk. OK, the GoLean isn't all that tasty, but in yogurt, it's just fine. And different flavors of yogurt provide enough variety for me.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...
HECTIC WEEK! Monday night I have a homeschool support group meeting, Tuesday night James has soccer training and the girls have Keepers at Home, Wednesday is art class in the afternoon and Pioneer Club at night. Thursday all the kids have dental appointments. Friday is co-op. And those pesky 15,000 words!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...
David spends a lot of time creating things from Legos. Lately it's guns. This one has a removable clip (the yellow thing) and some kind of dealie with a rubber band.


Jo said...

Jane Eyre is a wonderful book! I read it at school and loved it. Hope you enjoy reading it.

Best wishes,

Denise said...

Wow- your options are wide open. Moving? Working? Bob working? Kids staying home? Going to school? Yikes. I'm praying for you.
David's gun is cool!

Anonymous said...

David is very creative! Love, Mom

Wee Pip said...

I love the description of James & the slinky slinking:) Praying that everything works out for you job/school/life-wise. Ugh!

MICHELE said...

Tommie loved David's gun!

I'm sorry to hear about Bob's disability. It's hard to understand why things happen...but I'm sure God has a better plan for your family!

BTW, how about posting about the homeschool support group meeting??? I'd love to hear about the discussion and advice.