Monday, August 3, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook ~ Getting My Act Together

For Monday, August 3, 2009:

Outside my window. . . It's a beautiful morning. I suspect it will be a beautiful, though hot, day.

I am thinking. . . Of the deep clean I'm going to attempt today in the house -- wondering if I'll be able to get it all done.

I am thankful for. . . A husband who gets up every day to go to work and earn the money so that I can stay home and raise the kids and keep house. It is a blessing that not every woman has, and I am thankful for it.

From the learning rooms: I am wrapping up the homeschool planning for September-November. Now I'm in the process of making supply lists and setting up the school room -- deciding what is worthy of spending money on right now and what is not.

From the kitchen. . . I think I have bacon cheeseburgers on the menu for tonight. J graciously went out and stocked the kitchen for us, so I'm changing the menu around a bit to fit what he bought.

I am wearing. . . get this, a paisly v-neck T-shirt and pink flamingo pajama pants. Tacky, tacky, tacky!

I am creating. . . the first of, hopefully, many handmade Christmas gifts. However, I'm not sharing the details now in case family members are reading. Sorry.

I am going. . . to be gathering supplies for said handmaide Christmas gift sometime this week.

I am reading. . . Anne of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery and Get Your Act Together by Pam Young and Peggy Jones.

I am hoping. . . for a good week. And a chance to call my mom today.

I am hearing. . . the attic fan and sleeping kids. You know what sleeping kids sound like? Golden silence.

Around the house. . . I am implementing ideas from "The Slob Sisters"/"Side-Tracked Home Executives" book Get Your Act Together. So far things are working rather well. I must say that cleaning the house three times a day actually takes less time than cleaning it once a day. Today is "Full-Clean Day".

One of my favorite things. . . is my birthday present from J. He got me a Samsung blu-ray DVD player and Netflix with the streaming movies/TV shows. I love it. I really do. I've been trying to convince him to get this for months -- ever since some friends of ours got it for Christmas. He finally decided to do it for me.

A few plans for the rest of the week: The one and only big plan this week is to go out and try to get some craft and school supplies together.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing:

From june09
A face only a mother could love.
Go to Peggy's for more daybook fun.


jenssimplepleasures said...

What a great Daybook. Thanks for stopping by mine. I pray that you can get your laundry finished today, too!

Jerralea said...

Great post. I love the authors of the books you are reading. My daughter and I are just re-reading the Anne of Green Gable books.

Sounds like your hubby is a keeper!

amber waves of grain said...

Thank you for your comment! Canning has proved to be fairly easy, although rather time consuming, depending on the item. I am sure I will appreciate it this winter though! Reading your blog makes me want to clean... I may have to look up that book! Enjoy your day!