Simply Monday - November 24th
outside my window - it's dark. not because it's early, but because it's late. we had a very busy day today and i'm just getting to putting up my daybook after 9pm.
i am thinking - that today was long, but very good. it was my youngest child's third birthday today and my husband's yesterday. so, we went out to dinner this evening to celebrate both of their birthdays. this was after we went to get new furniture for the living room, to lunch and to the hershey factory. we had lots of fun...and now i'm ready to drop. ;)
from the learning rooms - we are taking a much needed break for the week. we have out of town company and are just enjoying them and getting ready for thanksgiving.
i am wearing - jeans, blue hooded "totus tuus maria" sweatshirt, argyle socks and sock monkey slippers. and no, this isn't some craziness that i made up this time. only an outfit this mismatched and strange could be true.
from the kitchen - absolutely nothing after what i cooked yesterday. you see, yesterday we had a party with a sort of large group of friends for the two aforementioned birthdays. it was in technical terms...a brunch. and me, well, i just love brunch. i think it's just about the coolest thing in the world. so i cooked and cooked and cooked some more. and well, i'm not too versed on exactly how much you should cook for a large crowd of people so let's just say we will be eating quiche, breakfast casserole and french toast bake for quite a number of days...until they are coming out of our ears to be precise. my oldest actually had the nerve to ask me if i was making pancakes this morning. "oh yeah honey, i'm just disregarding the spinach and mushroom quiche, bacon and tomato quiche, quiche lorraine, breakfast bake, sausage breakfast casserole, bacon and mushroom strata and cinnamon raisin french toast bake in the refrigerator and whipping you up some lovely pancakes."
i am reading - i haven't started little women. my mind is on to something else already. i'm so flighty. i'm thinking of picking up "the picture of dorian grey." i'll let you know on that one.
i am hoping - we are not sick for thanksgiving. we have been around those with a stomach bug, a bronchial thing and also those with a fever/aching thing and are so far in the clear. the oldest has spanish tomorrow and i'm trying to figure out if i want to risk it with the whole stomach bug thing again. that's certainly not how i want to spend my thanksgiving.
i am creating - a menu plan and grocery list for thanksgiving.
around the house - there's disorder. you know the kind that usually comes as holidays come and go and others approach. the kind that surfaces when you have house guests. and the kind that comes will, well frankly...having children.
one of my favorite things - is the type of chocolate cookie they have at shady maple. i can't figure out exactly what they are...but i need to know.
a few plans for the rest of the week - hopefully staying healthy, picking up our new living room furniture, thanksgiving and maybe some shopping on friday.
here is a picture thought i am sharing with you - ok, actually four. but she is so cute i can't resist.our little birthday girl with her "birdnoculars," as she calls them that she received as a gift.
and with her new shirt showing us how old she is.
and hiding under the couch talking with her new pet froggy.
and in a beautiful cape that was sewn and decorated for her by some friends.
have a great day...the approximately two hours that are left of it. and stop over to peggy's to check out the other daybooks.