Thursday, May 26, 2011

Daybook #6- The "Gone Too Long" Edition

I didn't mean to be gone so long. I really didn't. I apologize to those of you who check in on a regular basis. I have a lot to share and hope to get back on track soon. I figured I'd make a Daybook post to help ease my way back in. :)

Outside my window
... hot, sweet sunshine accompanied by a nice breeze. Awww.... I love this time of year.
I am thinking... about summer plans.
I am thankful for...
-a hard-working husband who picks up my slack.
-a grandmother who just turned 82. ( I love my Nana!)
- my self-giving Mother and Aunt and their awesome husbands who take care of that grandmother.
-ear surgery that went very well and a little girl who can finally hear clearly!
From the learning room... wrapping up the school year and then I'll have to gather up work from Little Miss Chatterbox to send to the County. I'm a little nervous about that...
From the kitchen... strawberries! If only I could find the time to take the children strawberry picking. Until then, grocery store ones will have to do. I've been wanting to make strawberry jam. I better hurry before strawberry season is over!
I am creating...
-a portfolio of LMC's school work.
-next years school plans
-an organized house
-fathers day gifts
-birthday plans for Little Miss Sunshine!
-summer camps for kids and cousins
I am reading... The Well-trained Mind:A guide to Classical Education at Home By Jessie Wise & Susan Wise Bauer (Excellent!!! Has left me totally inspired for next school year!)
I am hoping... that I can get more organized. I'm so, so good at making plans and so, so bad at actually going through with them. Would really like to work on that...
I am praying... for Teresa. And many pregnant friends. :) And that my parents have a safe trip to Texas.
I am hearing... LMS breathing as I nurse her to sleep.
Around the house... clothes. I need to pack up the winter clothes and buy new summer clothes for everyone but Mr. Tickle. He'll get hand me downs from Mr. Funny. Yay for hand me downs! Don't feel bad for Mr. Tickle. They are NEW to him and he doesnt know the difference between clothes that come out of the attic or clothes that arrive in the mail. (I buy clothes from E-bay) I need to buy clothes for myself too. I HATE shopping for myself. Trying to find casual, modest summer clothes for my big chested figure is not an easy task. I need a bathing suit too... oh boy.
One of my favorite things.... reading to the kids.
Living the Liturgical Year... May is dedicated to Mary. I've been wanting to have a May Crowning but May is going to be over after this weekend! When did that happen? Maybe I can squeeze it in on Memorial Day.
Little Miss Sunshine this week... She's walking!!! And talking! And growing teeth! (2 on the bottom and one coming in the top!) My baby is turning into a toddler. She'll be one next month. Can you believe it?
Netflix Movie Review... We watched "For Whom the Bell Tolls" but didn't make it through the whole thing. It was slow and boring and Mike said if we had to finish watching it I could go ahead and shoot him in the head. Hahaha. Haven't had much luck with movies lately. Oh, we saw Salt and enjoyed that.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing...
I have so many pictures to share with you! Many posts to come!!