Monday, March 30, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook - March 30

For Today... March 30, 2009

Outside my window... SNOW! Ack! Isn't it almost April?

I am thinking... about how books can be changed so drastically when they are made into movies. Recent examples are North and South, Jane Eyre and Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (Horatio Hornblower). The stories are recognizable but details and characters have been transformed, deleted, added, and just generally messed around with! If I were the author....

From the learning rooms... Back to the IEW writing and penmanship that we took a break from last month in order to focus on finishing the kids' NaNoNovels.

I am thankful for... the great time I had over the weekend with my parents and siblings and how wonderful it is that we can make Sister Weekend an annual event that everyone looks forward to!

From the kitchen... Over the weekend, I ate some yummy things OTHER people made - a great cheese omelet (thanks, Dad!), some delicious chocolate cake (Janet?), coffee cake (Janet?), yummy yummy fruit salad (wonderful, Mom!), a great breakfast burrito at the restaurant (the name of which I have forgotten already), and more more more! I ate like a piggie over the weekend, but today I'm back to counting calories.

I am wearing... the same jeans I wore yesterday, a navy t-shirt under a long-sleeved red v-neck I bought at the thrift store on Friday, white socks, black slippers, wet hair, no makeup.

I am reading... Reading Daniel Deronda by George Eliot for book club. Listening to A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini) on audiobook. Also slowly perusing a book on 100 great vacations around the world. Going to start reading The Great Brain or maybe A Bear Called Paddington to the kids at lunchtime.

I am hoping... that I can work it out to go scrapbooking this weekend, but chances aren't good.

I am creating... I don't feel very creative.

I am hearing... Bob and the girls talking in the kitchen about their seedlings.

Around the house... The seeds the girls planted at their Keepers at Home meeting almost two weeks ago are peeking their tiny green heads out of the potting soil! They are excited! (the girls, not the seedlings) Also, a new hutch my sister gave me because she is moving. She and I and her husband squished it into my van and David is going to help me get it set up today in the dining room.

One of my favorite things... listening to audiobooks while I am driving or doing some other mindless task. It's odd because I never used to like to listen to audiobooks - not sure if I just matured or if I didn't have anything good to listen to before or what. lol

A few plans for the rest of the week... Lessons Mon-Thurs, working Mon-Thurs whenever else I can find time, Tuesday we are going on a Nature Walk, Wednesday is Pioneer Club, Friday is Co-op! Weekend plans are still up in the air.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...
Suzy made this at lunch one day. (Notice one of my "new" plates already has a chip. This is why I buy my plates at the thrift store for 50 cents each. lol)


Denise said...

It was really enjoyable spending the weekend with you. Especially eating all that wonderful food!

Sadie said...

I swear by the Corelle plates. They don't chip and last like forever! I won't buy "regular" dishes any more. Only downside is that when the Corelle plates DO break... they shatter into a million shards.