Simple Woman’s Daybook (October 7, 2010)

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(You can read other Daybook journal entries here.)

FOR TODAY…Thursday, October 7

Outside my window…the weather is perfect!

I am thinking…how much I love the fall season!

From the learning rooms…we are plugging along way ahead of schedule – and having fun, too! Gratefully, Andrew loves home-school and tries to get me me to do school on the weekends! Um, no!

From the kitchen…I’m nearing the end of my second week of Intermittent Fasting. I had a few hard days but over all, It is going very well and easier than I expected it to be.

I am wearing…the most comfortable flip flops I ever had that a friend bought for me a year ago. She bought them at K-Mart and I haven’t been able to find them since; which is too bad because I wanted to buy a couple more pairs of them.

I am creating…space. I am re-vamping my schedule so that I can spend more time in prayer and scripture reading. I am weeding out some of the “little things” that I have let get in the way of some more important things.

I am going…nowhere. 🙁 We only have one car and my husband has it for work. (I’m not complaining though, I’m grateful he is working.)

I am reading…from my blog reader. I have lots of blog reading to catch up on!

I am hoping…kids club isn’t canceled again next week! Andrew loves it and I love the little break it gives me each week.

I am hearing…The Biggest Loser. I am writing this Wednesday night as I watch a little television. I have a DVR, so I rarely watch a show live!

Around the house…we had to deal with a water-bug problem. Yuck! Over the last few weeks we kept finding around our apartment. One even fell on me a few weeks ago! (can you say gross??) It completely freaked me out and now every time I go in a room I inspect it for bugs.  Apparently, there are a lot of them around here where I live – especially in this apartment complex.

One of my favorite things…books. I don’t get to do a lot of reading nowadays, but reading is definitely my favorite past-time. I just pray that Andrew grows up loving books as much as I do. 🙂

A few plans for the rest of the week…nothing exciting; but, on Saturday some friends in OH are getting together and we will be doing a video call to see/say hello. The webcam is definitely a wonderful way of staying in touch with friends and family.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing…I posted this already recently, but it is so cute I am going to post it again!

Andrew Couch

Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival

I am happy to be participating in my first Sunday Snippet. A big thanks to This That and the Other Thing blog for hosting!

Here is a brief synopsis of this week’s posts:

On Monday, I offered suggestions on how to honor the Blessed Mother during the Month of August, as it is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

On Tuesday, I shared my entry for the Simple Woman’s Day Book.

On Wednesday, it was all about organization – organizing kitchen utensils, to be exact. How do you organize yours?

On Thursday, we learned a little bit about Lectio Divina, which is is Latin for praying the scriptures.

On Friday, we were fearless. It is the day dedicated to praying for each other. It was also the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, so my prayer theme was “Listen to Him.”

That was it for this week. I hope you all have a Blessed Sunday and a fabulous week. God bless you.

Simple Woman’s Daybook: August 3, 2010

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FOR TODAY…Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Outside my window…there’s noise from our upstairs neighbors. They can be a bit loud and heavy footed when coming down the stairs. lol!

I am thankful for…Michael finding employment! He starts tomorrow. Thank you, Lord!

From the kitchen…Simple and quick meals this week! I want to do some baking again, too – if I can find the time.

I am wearing…my usual attire: long skirt, long-sleeved blouse, snood. I am discerning the level of “plain catholic-ness” that Lord is calling me to live. That’s a whole blog post (or series!) in itself, though. 🙂

I am creating…lesson plans and schedules for home-school. We home school year-round, but now that Andrew is kind of in first grade, we are starting a more structured program.

I am reading…Mostly blog posts, home schooling material, and the bible (always the bible!).

I am hoping…Our homeschooling year goes smoothly. Especially the reading. Andrew loves when I read to him, but when it comes to him practicing his letters, he can be quite uncooperative. 😯

I am hearing…the dishwasher. How can only three people make so many dirty dishes!

Around the house…there is clutter. Clutter used to bother me; but, now, I’d rather have a cluttered home and a happy family, than a sparkling house and an unhappy family. 🙂

One of my favorite things…vanilla ice cream! There’s nothing like a scoop (or two or three!) of quality vanilla ice cream. Well, actually, almost any ice cream, really! Ice cream is definitely my downfall. lol!

A few plans for the rest of the week… Nothing exciting. Just our usual routine.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing…(“Somewhere, over the rainbow….”)

Rainbow

(Found photo here.)

Simple Woman’s Daybook – July 20, 2010 Edition

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FOR TODAY…July 20, 2010

Outside my window…it’s shady thanks to the lovely trees. 🙂

I am thankful for…the gift of freedom. We are truly blessed to live in our country. I don’t think we always realize how fragile this gift of freedom is, though.

From the learning rooms…I totally slacked in homeschooling last week. Only did school on Monday and then took the rest of the week off. I need to buckle down and finish so we can take a longer break before officially starting Andrew in kindergarten.

From the kitchen…Tacos for dinner tonight. My son loves when we do tacos!

I am going…to vote! It’s our state’s primary for Governor, Senate and Congressman. May the conservatives prevail! 🙂

I am reading…St. Louis De Montfort’s “Total Consecration to Mary” in preparation for the annual renewal of my total consecration on August 22nd.

I am hoping…Michael will get the job he interviewed for last week. Please pray! He has a second interview today at 8:30am, so here’s hoping he’ll get a job offer!

Around the house…I have spiral notebooks and papers spewed about the couch and end table. I don’t have an official office here in our apartment, so I divide my work space between the dining room table and the couch. 🙂

One of my favorite things…is goldenrod wild flowers. Some people consider them weeds but I think they are beautiful!

A few plans for the rest of the week…are food shopping, laundry…same ole, same ole…

Here is picture for thought I am sharing…(The trees behind our apartment. It was raining when I took the picture – that’s why there are dots.)

Trees