Monday, April 27, 2009


For today Monday April 27th.

Outside my window...the sun is just coming up.

I am thinking...about the book that I still need to finish for our Catholic bookclub--Three to Get Married by Fulton Sheen; our meeting is in a few hours.

I am thankful...that we can go to Tampa tonight and stay with Mike in a hotel, this way we didn't have to say goodbye to him this morning...he's on the road until Thursday.

From the kitchen...we had really good beef stir fry for lunch yesterday with leftover steak and vegetables. Most of the week will be "freezer cleanout".

From the learning rooms...we're going to try our darndest to sneak in some of the curriculum any way we can between two bookclub meetings, babysitting etc... This afternoon on the way to Tampa we will listen to Story of the World and probably watch some 50's DVDs...maybe Happy Days, and then more of the same tomorrow morning on the way home. Jonathan took the Teaching Textbooks pretests last week and it's looking like we're going with Algbra 1 next year...I did buy a pre Algebra work book last night for $4 for some additional practice though. Jake is doing Katy and the Big Snow for FIAR (at his request...he doesn't care that it is spring (read summer) in Florida...we're all about snow this week!!). Jonathan and Madi will discuss St Catherine Laboure at bookclub today, and Madi will discuss Out of the Dust (great book, I highly recommend it) at bookclub on Wednesday.

I created...a photo book of our schoolyear on Sanpfish yesterday (and the pillowcase is FINALLY in the mail!)

I am wearing...jammies still.

I am reading...well, I finished Breaking Dawn on Friday, then jumped right into Fulton Sheen (I'd only gotten it in the mail on Thursday)...I get to start a new book today, I'm not sure what yet.

I am never get a speeding ticket again.

I am hearing...Jake ask me when I'll be done on the computer so he can have a turn.

Around the house... Jonathan bought "rock band" for the wii and no one can get Eye of the Tiger out of their heads!

One of my favorite things...Catholic Bookclub [today] (and Mother-Daughter bookclub [Wednesday])

I am have toast and peanut butter for breakfast.

A few plans for the rest of the week...two bookclubs, hotel pool tonight, PE, Theatre, baseball, AWANA, babysitting, park, friends over, probably more stuff that I am forgetting, and lots of schoolwork in the car.

Two picture thoughts...


Anonymous said...

Can you tell me more about the book Out of the Dust? I am trying to find some things for Elizabeth to read.

Melissa said...

I love your idea of car school. We had an unexpected trip to the Ortho. in Clermont today to have Madi's palate expander glued back on. So, we did English and Spelling orally in the car. I can see that for High School, I'm going to have to carry around a little notebook everywhere we go so I can log car school hours. :)

Julie said...

Hi, J...I read your blog regularly and have wanted to comment, but forgot my username and password. Now that I've finally figured that out, I can tell you that your remark about Jake's reading selection for FIAR made me chuckle. We had light snow AGAIN this melted by noon, though. Our spring has been more like winter, and vice versa. I love keeping up with your family's adventures!