Monday, January 25, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook - Jan. 25, 2010

FOR TODAY... Monday, January 25, 2010

Outside my window... rain and wind - lots of both

I am thinking... that it is hard to get going and do school on a day like this. I want to just watch movies curled up on the couch and eat lots of goodies and drink hot chocolate.

I am thankful for... a pantry and freezer full of food thanks to trips to Shady Maple and BB's

I am wearing... tan slacks, whit turtleneck, green long sleeved shirt over that, fuzzy blue slippers. Does your work outfit include fuzzy blue slippers?? LOL

I am remembering... my devotions, I love the book we are reading, and we are almost done reading Psalms. It is so hard to stop reading and put it down and move on to homeschooling.

I am going... no where this week.

I am currently reading... The same books as last week: Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell, The Book of the King by Jerry B. Jenkins, a book I am reviewing for a lady on one of my Yahoo groups and my devotional books: A Praying Life, and Stepping Heavenward. Plus - Have a New Kid by Friday by Kevin Leman. I have and have read Kevin Leman's book Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours, so we will see if I like this book and if any of the techniques work. I first heard of this book over at she is discussing it on Monday's over at her Blog Frog community.

I am hoping... to have time to scrapbook this week. I want to join

over at Branch of Wisdom this coming Saturday...
a good motivator to get one of my goals for the year going.

On my mind...I need to stop this blogging and get to homeschooling the boys.

Noticing that... we have a leak in the basement due to all this rain. My hubby will have to deal with that. We put a bucket under the drip for now.

Pondering these words..."Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God, and the body in which it dwells is worthy all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to your mother's heart, welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her life-long prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, how wondrously blest!"
from Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss, page 240.

If only I could remember and fulfill these words in my own children's lives. I am so selfish.

From the kitchen... leftover Apple Cake that Rachel made to take to Growth Group last night and pizza or pizza on mini bagels for lunch, both thanks to the trip to BB's on Sat. My kids have meal plans all made out for the next two weeks, no more last minute decisions and, "What should I make for dinner?" questions.

Around the house...planning to put away the Christmas stuff tonight... we have been planning to do it for weeks and we keep putting it off... hopefully it will actually get done tonight.

One of my favorite things... cuddling and watching movies on a rainy day... to bad I have to teach school.

From my picture journal... 

Jessica, Mrs. Kaatz (our Growth Group Leader's wife and leader of the Ladies Bible Study I go to at our church) and Rachel at our church's groundbreaking ceremony yesterday.
I will be posting a lot more pictures of the groundbreaking later today on another post. Check back for that if you are interested.



Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and good luck with the van.

Sahara said...

Hi Debbie! lol I love to watch movies curled up on the couch and eat lots of goodies and drink hot chocolate too, even when it's not cold and raining outside! I think it's wonderful that you homeschool!

Thank you for your visit!


lee said...

Wind and rain? Where are you? That's what everyone back home is talking about. They said even some schools were closed because of the wind. I grew up in Media, PA. My parents still live in the home I grew up in.

Debbie said...

I grew up in Wayne, PA. but now reside in northern Delaware... we get the same weather as Media and the Phila. area most of the time. Sometimes, because of the city we get rain when they get snow, other than that it's the same. It was trying to clear up a while ago and is lighter out there but still partly cloudy. I did see the sun for a few minutes!

Patricia said...

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoyed reading your daybook. Watching movies sounds like a great idea. Unfortunately, I don't have the time either.

♥ Tamara ♥ said...

I do hope that you will share a scrapbook page :)

I'm sorry to hear about the leak in your basement. I hope that it will be an easy fix.

Enjoy your week at home!


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