Monday, January 24, 2011

The Simple Woman's Day Book

Outside my window... It's cloudy and 30 degrees. This morning it was in the teens. Virginia is very fickle, though. Tomorrow it should be in the mid 50s.

I am thinking... I cannot wait to see all the many ways that God will bless us this year.

I am thankful for... the $200 book for Gabriel's Astronomy class that he was able to buy for $20! God is good!!!

From the learning rooms...
Holly and I finally got back on schedule today! I am most excited about the unit study we are doing on Where the Red Fern Grows. It's been a while since I've read that book!

From the kitchen... Tonight I'm making some chicken with a homemade sauce and rice. We'll probably have something green too. I'm not sure about the rest of the week. Taking life one day at a time!

I am wearing... Red sweats, a tee- shirt and my warm and comfy State Police sweatshirt.

I am creating... greeting cards to send to friends and family. I have a lot of scrapbooking supplies so I thought Holly and I would have fun making cards instead of buying them. Trying to save every dime we can these days!

I am going...
nowhere today. I love days when I can stay at home.

I am reading...
Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin. I don't get around to it often enough. Just pulled it out and took it to band last Wednesday.

I am praying... for God to bless John with more overtime hours.

I am hoping...
for spring!

I am hearing...
Silence! Holly is cleaning her room and John is working late.

Around the house...
things are getting back to normal - our new normal - now that Gabriel and Hannah have returned to college. John has turned Gabriel's room into his office. That's a huge improvement over last semester when we used his room for clutter and storage!

One of my favorite things...
Bath and Body Works hand soap. I don't splurge on it very often but I did buy some with Christmas money. Brightens up winter time, don't you think?

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Holly has band on Wednesday and a teen activity on Friday. Other than that, I'm planning on staying home and staying warm!

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

John and Holly at the zoo last fall. We had a great time!

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  1. Hello, it's nice to meet you, thank you for stopping by my blog..
    I have enjoyed reading your SWD post.

  2. I love days when I can stay home, too. I'm pretty much a "home-body." :) That is wonderful that your son was able to get his astronomy book for only $20. God is good. He always meets our needs. Have a great weekend! Karen