Sunday, April 5, 2009


For today Sunday night April 5.

Outside my is dark.

I am thinking...about The Guiding Light going off the air--I just saw this on yahoo. I do not watch it, but I watched it faithfully from third grade (yes THIRD GRADE) until I was a junior in high school. I've thought about it a few times recently--for example it started out on the radio and as part of our history, we've discussed how in "the old days" people listened to radio shows, also Memere (who passed away a year ago this week) always watched it, she called it her story. I really have no interest in soap operas, but I think I just might have to watch the last episode (it is in September).

I am thankful...that my kids don't watch soap operas.

From the kitchen...I'm excited to make spinach lasagna with alfredo sauce this week, we'll also have pork tenderloin, and calzones.

From the learning rooms...the Holocaust, Jake will be doing Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel for Five in a Row, in math Jonathan is doing circles (circumference and area...he just learned about pi last week).

I am creating...literate kids.

I am wearing...a new black shirt that is a different style for's kind of puffy, I bought a few different ones yesterday... and black pants.

I am reading...New Moon.

I am hoping...for a very productive yet calm and thoughtful Holy Week.

I am hearing...Madi working on her AWANA.

Around the house...I just read to Jake and he's asleep in his very clean room (Mike, Madi and I all helped Jake with it yesterday), I just helped Mike cut his hair and shave his neck, I'm helping Madi with her AWANA as I type this, I'm sure Jonathan will be looking for me for something soon, and I really want to go read my book and watch the UCONN women's game.

One of my favorite things..."Dot's apple pie"--I made one today.

I am going...nowhere tomorrow.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Easter preparation including having Jonathan and Madi watch The Passion of the Christ, probably coloring eggs, and maybe resurrection cookies, plus all the usual, and friends coming to stay with us for one night on Thursday.

Some picture thoughts... Madi's birthday cake picture from art class

Great friends who came to visit today who we haven't seen in 7 1/2 years!


Tiffany said...

Good job Madi!! I love it, you will have to make cards for sure.
I remember your friend, I knew her briefly before she moved. Her name was Amy I think.

Smith Schoolhouse said...

that's who I thought the friends were but I cannot for the life of me remember her name! Was she another Amy???

Cindy said...

I heard that about Guilding Light and felt the same way even though I have not watched it in forever! Great picture, Madi!