Monday, September 7, 2009
Daybook-- Labor Day edition
For today...September 7, 2009
Outside my window...it is a beautiful day and there is a slight breeze blowing through the trees.
I am thinking...Duh! I was wondering where my Godson and family are today then I realized...Oh yeah, probably getting his free stuff at Disney! Happy Birthday TJ!
I am thankful...for free chicken sandwiches at Chick-fil-a.
From the kitchen...more chicken tonight...chicken and chips with green peppers and corn on the cob, not sure about the rest of the week, long weekends kind of get you out of the everyday meal planning habit.
From the learning rooms...day off today, except for Jonathan who will be taking a science test later so he can start his new unit tomorrow.
I am reading...nothing else today...I FINISHED two books today...The Secret Garden this morning, and then I read all 280 pages of Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech--it was a GREAT book!! Madi and I will be discussing it with other mothers and daughters at bookclub tomorrow (she finished it last night). The new Nicholas Sparks book also comes out tomorrow, so I will probably be buying it on the way home from bookclub. His are the only books I buy new and I buy them the minute they come out. I am reading Ramona the Brave to Jake. We had been reading the same three Berenstain Bears books over and over everynight (the Sitter, the Doctor, and get the gimmies per his request) and last night while I was talking to Caryn on the phone I was sending him to bed and said I'd be in in a minute to read...she asked what we were reading and I told her about the same three books over and over, she said she and Sara were reading a Ramona book, so I convinced Jake that we should too, he fell asleep last night before the end of the first chapter.
I am praying...for our country...primarily for all of the negativity to stop...you know how much I try to avoid political posts, but I just can't deal with all of the negativity surrounding the president's upcoming speech to kids...it is about setting educational goals for goodness sake!
Here's a quote to ponder...You can't keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair. This is from Walk Two Moons.
I am listening to...Madi and Jake playing the wii, they've gotten far too much screen time today!
Around the house...what would you expect when I've been reading all day, Jonathan and Mike are working in the yard, Madi and Jake are glued to the screen, AND we cleaned out my car earlier (read-- brought all of the junk from the car into the house). Oh, and 4 boxes of Pampered Chef stuff arrived the other day!! On a positive note I moved the couch in the library (front room), it doesn't necessarily look that good, but I was ready for a change.
In our yard...the never ending mulch pile is ALMOST gone!!
One of my favorite things... reading.
I am "googling"...we googled a "star chart" last week so Madi can pick out some of the stars in the sky as part of her Astronomy.
I am going...to go for a walk at least once a day until our cruise.
A few plans for the rest of the week...school, bookclub, Theatre (Madi got the lead--Ti Moune, Jonathan is her father Ton ton, and Jake is Daniel's son), AWANA etc... Thursday we are taking Jake to my parents and Mike, Jonathan, Madi, and I are going to Night of Joy Friday and Saturday.
Some picture thoughts...