Monday, August 31, 2009

The Simple Women's Daybook - Aug 31, 2009

For today…August 31, 2009
Outside my window…it is gray and dark. Where is the sun? School starts in 2 days and I want to do outdoor things with the kids.

I am hearing…My kids argue and fight over a blanket.

I am remembering…How much I love them and how they are just loud. There is really nothing going on but all that noise makes me want to scream. It sounds worse than what is happening. We are in the same room so I can see them. Thankfully I know that the bloody screaming is just for effect.

I am thankful for…My husband, my friends and my family. My girlfriend came back from Florida and My niece from California and they both got me stones for my jewelry making. Got to love it when people think of you just because.

Around the house…I have laundry and more laundry

I am reading…Light up Your Child's Mind by Renzulli, Reis, and Thompson

I am hoping…To take the kids to the zoo tomorrow. I took them last year before school and hope to make this our yearly tradition. Pray the weather holds up.

From the learning rooms…sometimes we have to let our children make mistakes. Letting go is the hardest part about my child starting Kindergarten.

From the kitchen…I make some fantastic, semi-homemade pizza.
One of my favorite things…Having a meaningful conversation with my husband when we both feel we were heard. Watching True Blood and sitting on the edge of my seat. Ummm..can I get a witness???

A few plans for the rest of the week…Getting both kids and myself acclimated to a school schedule and finally making time for myself with the 15 hours of alone time a week I am going to get this year.

A picture to share…I love when my two get along. It warms my heart to see them working together to achieve a goal. I also love when she asks him for help or vice versa.


  1. Sounds like you are gearing up for the school year with lots of plans. I'd like to hear more about the jewelry making. I'm doing some of that myself.
    Mama Bear

  2. How sweet that you got more stuff for your jewelry (hope it's blue)!
    Have a good time at the zoo - hope the weather holds out.
    Love the picture of the kids, of course, they cannot take a bad picture - and neither can you!!
    Love Bears All Things -- check out Maria's Etsy shop, she has gorgeous stuff, you'll be amazed. She is truly an artist!!
    Talk to you soon, have a great week.

  3. What a sweet picture! We had two of our grandsons (who are step-cousins) together for a whole week for the first time this summer and I have a photo of the two of them exactly like that!


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