Monday, December 15, 2008

Simpy Monday - December 15th

for today...

outside my window - it still looks pretty nice...but far from sunny and clear. from the looks of the weather forecast this morning, the next five days are all a combo of rain, ice and sleet. hmm, what a delightful outlook.

i am thinking - that i threw away our costco rebate check and renewal information. i'm glad that i enjoy throwing things away by the bundle but sometimes i wish i was a bit more thorough and selective.

from the learning rooms - not much going on except the necessities...reading/phonics, math and writing. the extra subjects have been giving away to story books, christmas cards, decorating, baking and crafts. and well, it's a joy to report for the first time that even in doing this, i don't feel like a slacker. aah, progress. :)

i am thankful for - oh so many things, but right now in particular, a husband that has five days of work left until his much needed and deserved large chunk of vacation time. he won't go back to work until after new years.

from the kitchen - hopefully today we will make our ginger bread house and make a list of the five...and i mean only five...types of cookies we will make (i can dream of keeping it to five, right?)

i am wearing - my jammies, purple/navy/white and grey striped. hair is still wet and slippers are on. i just couldn't pull myself out of bed after the busy weekend we had. i did exercise but it was a little later than usual so the shower, breakfast and consequentially, blogging, got pushed back a bit.

i am reading - well, i picked up a copy of a biography about tolkien to read, but i haven't started yet. at least i purchased this one so the library isn't going to be calling saying "are you done with that yet?" i also need to read the gospel of mark as per an assignment given to all of us by our parish priest. hmm, i think it was mark. maybe matthew. anybody?

i am hoping - to get the sinks and showers scrubbed and the kitchen organized before my mom arrives on wednesday or thursday. i know she doesn't care but i would like to at least give the illusion that i know how to keep a house.

i am creating - a blog post for boomama's christmas tour of homes. please join in. it's always delightful fun! and homemade gifts...a few pillows, two bags, some pajamas, a doll, doll furniture cushions, a hat and mittens set...and ten days (or less for some items) to do it in. yes, before you debate, i am a big time procrastinator and a wee bit crazy. and then there are jesse tree ornaments and o antiphons to make.

i am hearing - my two youngest playing around me. the quiet chatter of galactic heroes and littlest pet shop. you'd think that within feet of each other and me that they could possibly learn to share. think again.

around the house - laundry, and did i mention laundry. there's also much tidying of the halls of left overs from decking the halls. there are boxes and misc items, oh...everywhere. i also need to put together the swags to hang on the outdoor garage lights and a little glitter snowflake menagerie for the front porch. oh, i do dream. but maybe if i finish this i can entice my husband to help me put up the outdoor pine garland when he gets home.

one of my favorite things - having my christmas shopping done...i think.

a few plans for the rest of the week - just a few activities for the kids and finishing up the plethora of things that need to be done.

here is a picture thought i am sharing with you -yes, it's rather large. trust me, i know. but it has a great shape, not one bald spot and the price was right.

take a one horse open sleigh over to peggy's to check out all the other daybook entries.

have a blessed third week of advent everyone. may you continue to prepare your hearts for the coming of Our Lord.


Blogger Homespun Simplicity said...

Enjoyed your daybook.
Have a Merry Christmas.

7:24 AM

Anonymous kimberly said...

Your tree is quite lovely...hope you find that Costco rebate!!

Are you reading the Joseph Pearce biography on Tolkien? Outstanding and highly recommended by this LOTR fan!

Blessings to you throughout the Holy Season!

8:04 AM

Blogger mom said...

Ohhh, I hope you find your rebate in some unexpected place!

Tammy ~@~
Garden Glimpses

8:25 AM

Blogger simplysewn said...

Yes, we are to read Mark. Love your tree. Nathan would approve. He was a bit disappointed when he realized that with a small house comes a small tree. Hope you had a restful day.

2:21 PM

Anonymous Doll Clothes Gal said...

Whata lovely blog post - the picture of the tree is tremendous.

2:40 PM

Blogger quilt'n mama said...

Thanks for sharing. What a beautiful tree. We have a real one as well but not that beautiful in shape!

7:11 PM


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