Monday, November 28, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Monday November 28, 2011

Outside my window... overcast and the rain just temporarily stopped

I am thinking... about taking a nap

I am thankful for... healthy children and a hopefully healthy baby

From the learning rooms... We are just trying to do as much as possible before the baby gets here.  I am behind in Science so we are trying to catch up today.  We also are starting the Byzantine Empire today and really need to plan our Roman Feast.

From the kitchen... hamburgers on the grill and fresh green beans from the garden

I am wearing... one of my new maternity shirts with maternity yoga pants and tennis shoes

I am creating... nothing at the moment.  I am in a lull and will just wait for the nesting to begin before I start another project

I am going... we were going to take T to a horseback riding lessons, but I am not sure if they weather will cooperate

I am reading... nothing... I have been streaming TV in my free time

I am hoping... that I stop gaining so much weight with this baby

I am hearing... the kids finish up school with Dad

Around the house...  Floors are clean since my Mom has been here and she obsessively does the laundry so so things are looking pretty good.

One of my favorite things... watching my husband do Science with the kids

A few plans for the rest of the week..Dentist, Playdates, Park

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Monday November 21, 2011

Outside my window... Sunny and blue skies

I am thinking... about how annoying it is to listen to 3 kids arguing in the morning

I am thankful for... having my car back from the shop.  It was a long 5 days without it

From the learning rooms... We are finishing up our study on Rome.  We will be planning a roman feast to celebrate.  In other areas I have decided to focus on our main curriculum of History and Science when we are super busy and relax a little on the English and Math.  This may be counter-intuitive but I know those subjects will be easier for me to focus on when the baby is here and will allow us to take a break from the main curriculum.

From the kitchen... Manny's steakhouse tonight and have no idea what we are doing the rest of the week

I am wearing... pajamas

I am creating... a to do list for myself and a master list of things to get done over the next 7 weeks until the baby comes

I am going... no plans today. I am just trying to get the kids to do a little schoolwork while their cousin is visiting.

I am reading... still nothing, but thinking maybe I should get out some of those baby books I hid during my first trimester and then promptly forgot about.

I am hoping... that my Mom doesn't drive me nuts before the baby is born

I am hearing... the kids playing Hide & Seek

Around the house...  Piles of miscellaneous baby clothes and items, suitcases from our visitors, and kid made messes

One of my favorite things... streaming Netflix on my IPad

A few plans for the rest of the week... Midwife appointment, beach, Thanksgiving, shopping

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Wednesday November 2, 2011

Outside my window... Very cool out this morning, but it feels great

I am thinking... about the upcoming month and how to get all my activities coordinated

I am thankful for... this delicious coffee this morning, even if it is decaff

From the learning rooms... We have finally had a break from all the excess reading.  It has been really nice to not feel so overwhelmed.  We are still busy trying to keep caught up and get as much as possible done before the holidays and the baby.

From the kitchen... Beef roast tonight with carrots and potatoes

I am wearing... sweat pants and a pajama shirt

I am creating... not a lot.. mostly a mess

I am going... to do nothing but stay home today.  I love Wednesdays.  Tomorrow I need to drop my car off at the shop, take Jeff to work, go to Co-Op, pick Jeff up, etc.

I am reading... nothing.  I have been streaming alot of TV and not into reading

I am hoping... that this cold goes away quickly, because it is making me miserable

I am hearing... Maggie playing Wii Fit on the porch

Around the house...  The kids rooms are really messy and I really need to finish cleaning up the guest room before my parents get here next week.

One of my favorite things... Roads of Rome time management game

A few plans for the rest of the week..Co-Op, Park Day, Play dates and cleaning some messy kids rooms