Tuesday, April 27, 2010


FOR TODAY, April 27, 2010

Outside my window...it's dark, because I'm just getting to sit down at 9:19 pm to write this! It's been one of those days, ya know?!?! And it's cold...what happened to it being the end of April? I think Mother Nature missed the memo here!

I am thinking...about my shopping trip tomorrow and the routine that I need to be starting with the kids. I've never been a routine person, but my kids need one desperately so we're going to dive in!

I am thankful for...good friends that I got to spend time with this weekend while Steven was on his CRHP retreat! We had a pajama party and watched Twilight and just acted girly (even though most of are pushing or have already pushed 30!!!!) It was so much fun and I'm thankful these women have been brought into my life!

From the learning rooms...I've been a real slacker lately so it's a good thing this year doesn't really "count" (as far as our state is concerned!) We've really just been mainly focusing on reading every day and letting them explore. I guess we're doing more "unschooling" right now than anything else!

From the kitchen...we had pinto beans and ham and cornbread for dinner.

I am wearing...jeans and a long sleeve pink t shirt. I can't wait to get into my jammies!

I am creating...my shopping list and getting together my coupons.

I am going...to a meeting tomorrow night and then shopping.

I am reading...nothing. I need to make a library run!

I am hoping...that it warms up soon so that we can get back outside. This being shut in because of rain and cold is getting really old!!!

I am hearing...The Disney Channel movie "Star Struck". It's cute, and I can still say this after seeing it 50 times!

Around the house...It's getting better and better. Our room is now organized (even the closet!) and I'm moving to the master bath next. It's starting to feel like I'm finally getting in control of the chaos and clutter! And that feels good!!!

One of my favorite things...hearing my baby giggle at things his brother and sister do. It's so precious to see their relationships growing.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
1) meeting and shopping tomorrow
2) book club at our house Friday night
3) the kids Sunday school closing on Sunday

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...we're working on plans to go to Washington DC to visit my brother Christopher over the fourth of July holiday. We're going to stay a few days and then go here..Assateague Island in Maryland. We've been here once before and it is soooo gorgeous. I am so excited about going to the beach, it's about 5 years since we went to the beach. It's time to go again and I can't wait!

Have a great week! Check out more daybooks at The Simple Woman's Daybook.


Maryl said...

I've struggled with getting everyone onto a good schedule here. I started when Chris was gone for two weeks, the girls adjusted to it great. When Chris came home, I sat down and went over everything. Well, my schedule literally fell apart. This past weekend, I sat down and wrote out the schedule, with the rules, and it has been working great since I put everything on paper. I wish you luck getting a schedule that works for you guys. It has made the bedtime battles much less for my husband because the girls know it's posted on the fridge and I had them write the schedule with me.

Lauralee Moss said...

Your day sounds so much like mine, with the exception of writing at 9:00... I'm normally much later than that.

I also struggle with routines. I think it helps if you let the kids put in their advice. Then they feel ownership.

Have a nice day!