Outside my window. . .
. . . sits me in a comfy chair. I am waking up to warm, bright sun, a multitude of noisy birds.
I am thinking. . .
. . . about all that needs to be done today. Cleaning, packing for our camping trip, baking goodies to bring with us in the car, and making a trip to the library if time allows.
I am thankful for. . .
. . .warmth when the days are long. M&M likes to wake earlier in the summer months, apparently. And, it makes it much easier to wake with her when we can come outside together to greet the day.
From the learning rooms. . .
. . . there is lots of planning going on. I have had one of those, "Oh, no, this won't work." homeschool moments this past week. Year-round school is great in theory; but when the kids down the road take summer vacation, it becomes next to impossible. So, we've put the books away for the next couple months. Now, I'm putting all my mental energy into planning the next school year.
From the kitchen. . .
. . . I have all the fixin's for sausage and chicken jambalaya, black bean burritos, linguini with meat sauce, or pork fried rice. What we have for dinner tonight is up to J. The rest of the week we will be eating whatever the in-laws prepare, and I have a sneaking suspicion one of the meals will involve the family favorite "cheesy rice."
I am wearing. . .
. . . black, knit capris and a Ben & Jerry's "Mootle Beach" t-shirt.
I am creating. . .
. . . A frugal American History in one elementary school year plan based on Joy Hakim's books. I'm using her books (at our library) as the core reading and then using what good, living supplemental books I can find at our library and craft and activity ideas from this website.
I am going. . .
. . .to do shopping for camping supplies and hopefully to the library today.
I am reading. . .
. . . the last chapter of the Gilbreth's Cheaper by the Dozen. I have just loved reading this book. I'll be starting in on L. M. Montgomery's Anne's House of Dreams when I'm done with CBD.
I am hoping. . .
. . . that camping with a little M&M won't be near as difficult as I'm envisioning.
I am hearing. . .
. . . some beautiful bird songs. And Teeny humming something.
Around the house. . .
. . . we are getting ready to go out of town for five nights of camping and to return to a five night visit from my parents.
One of my favorite things. . .
. . . is ice cream sales at Wal-Mart. Several weeks ago they had Breyers cheap. Right now it is Edy's. We stock up when it gets this cheap.
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Packing and prepping today,
Driving and setting up camp tomorrow,
Fireworks viewed from the in-laws front yard on Friday,
July 4th celebrations on Saturday,
the Drive home on Sunday.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing:
|From late spring|
Have fun putting together your own daybook. Check out Peggy's site for details.