For Monday, July 27, 2009:
Outside my window. . .
. . . it's a hot one today! And tomorrow is supposed to be even hotter. The AC came on around 1:30pm. Consequently, nap time is not running as smoothly as usual due to the lack of a noisy attic fan running in the background.
I am thinking. . .
. . . about the how complicated TATRAS is looking. It came in the mail today, and all I can say is that I sure hope that instructional DVD is easier to grasp than the rest of the package.
I am thankful for. . .
. . . another year. My 31st year included moving to a new city, buying a home, finding a great new church, celebrating 10 years of marriage, completing our first year of homeschooling, another trip to the Outer Banks with the fam., losing a free place to stay when visiting Savannah, and gaining a free place to stay when we visit New England!
From the learning rooms. . .
. . . I've finished planning three months of American History for the kids. Now I have to decode TATRAS.
From the kitchen. . .
. . . I'll be making some sort of ham/noodle casserole for dinner tonight. It is "clean out the fridge/freezer" week.
I am wearing. . .
. . . black, knit capris and a light blue t-shirt. And, bare feet, of course.
I am creating. . .
. . . a menu and grocery list for August.
I am going. . .
. . . crazy?
I am reading. . .
. . . Anne of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery. Going to the library tonight to check out some books to help me with cleaning and organization.
I am hoping. . .
. . . that M&M falls back to sleep.
I am hearing. . .
. . . M&M getting very upset up in her room. Oh, and a fly that keeps buzzing around my head.
Around the house. . .
. . . like I said, I'm going in search of cleaning/organizing help. I guess that says it all. Though, I have to say that J's suggestion of giving the kids a room each to clean every day has helped tremenjously.
One of my favorite things. . .
. . . my 32oz. plastic thermos/mug that my friend gave me a month or so ago. I had told her that I got one when G was born. I loved drinking water out of it, but lost it (or broke it, I don't know). When she went in to have her last baby, she saved the thermos/mug they gave her and passed it on to me. So great! Two of those give me my 64oz of water each day!
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Library tonight, homeschool planning, maybe the downtown library later this week, and. . . drumroll, please. . . Some wonderful friends have volunteered to watch *all* of the kids overnight this weekend so J and I can have a whole night to ourselves for my birthday! Isn't that awesome?
Here is a picture thought I am sharing:
Stop by Peggy's to join in on the Daybooking fun.