Monday, August 04, 2008

Simply Monday - August 4th

outside my window - it is another beautiful day today. we have been so blessed with good weather lately. and the humidity has seemed to break, for a bit anyway.

i am thinking - that we had a very full week last week and an incredibly full weekend...and it doesn't look like it's stopping this week either.

i am thankful for - everybody being healthy.

from the kitchen - hopefully today will bring zucchini bread. my husband wants the huge one off of the living room floor. i'm not sure exactly why it's still there. i think it just came in the front door the other day and hasn't moved since.

i am wearing - brown v-neck and black knit capris. i'm sure they have some other name, you know, the ones that hang real loose and get wider as they go down. nobody ever called me a fashionista (if that's even remotely close to how you spell that) so we're just going to call them capris.

i am reading - "a haystack full of needles" by alice gunther. ok, i should say, today i will be finishing this book because the first time i picked it up on friday i read the first eighty pages and i think i only have about forty to go. oh my goodness. this book is amazing. i cannot say enough wonderful things about it. look for a whole post on this book hopefully in the next few days. in the meantime, if you would like a copy for your self you can purchase it from the lovely people at hillside education.

i am hoping - to do a little relaxing today and finish that book! :)

i am hearing - my son playing with my daughter's leap frog turbo extreme. somehow the child can fill in letters to finish the words on the screen and do addition. i swear i have formally taught him nothing. it's amazing what they pick up on their own.

around the house - i need to get some laundry in and scrub those showers.

one of my favorite things - is singing, and last night i got to do just that. the band i'm in (wow, that sounds so funny...hey man, i'm in the band), sound doctrine, played for our parish block party last night and we had a blast. it was rather intimidating at first to be standing out in front of the church on a busy street corner singing. mind you we were mic'ed, had speakers and the whole nine yards so i'm sure they could hear us for a few city blocks...yes, we had a noise ordinance. but after a while it was just so fun to see the people in the cars as they drove by. you either got the staring with the mouth open translated as "where is that racket coming from" or you got the people doing the head-bangers pose and rockin' out in their cars. it was so fun but after about two hours...i was beat. i unfortunately don't have any sound clips to share with you because we forgot the video camera at home. gee, i know you're so upset. :)

a few plans for the rest of the week - a homeschool group meeting, rehearsal for a wedding, band practice, etc and etc.

here is a picture thought i am sharing with you - oh so tasty beef and orzo i made last week for dinner. the fresh spinach and sauteed grape tomatoes make it yummy, yummy, yummy.

have a wonderful and relaxing day and don't forget to pop on over to peggy's to check out all the daybook entries.


Blogger kadezmom said...

What a week! That beef orzo with the sauteed grape tomatos looks quite yummy.

12:16 PM

Blogger MyJourneyBack said...

Can you share the recipe? It looks great! I love fresh spinach added to dishs like that!
I enjoyed reading your day book.
I hope you get to relax and finish your book!
Have a relaxing Blessed day.

1:42 PM

Blogger Alice Gunther said...

I can't tell you how thrilled I am that you like the book!

Also, I want some of that beef and orzo!!!

10:01 AM

Blogger Xia said...

Hey, if people want to see pictures from the block party, they can come read my blog here.

1:58 PM


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