Monday, March 02, 2009

Simply Monday - March 2nd

for today...

outside my window - it's snowing. it's march for goodness sake. yes, i am a little bummed that throughout the entire winter we didn't get one "really good" snow, just a bunch of little things that melted quickly and alot of ice. but let me assure you...i'm over it...i can deal. it just needs to be spring already. we one day last week which was sort of a teaser. the temperature was delightful, but it was raining. although we went out anyway because, well, these kids are crazy with bottled up energy.

i am thinking - that it is the second week of lent and i'm still not positive what my focus is...or should be for that matter. with all this battle with my weight and the rest of my health it's pretty much impossible to give up anything in the food realm (which i usually see as a bit of a cop out for myself anyway, but it seems that something in that realm will give rise to something in the spiritual realm usually). so why is it that now when i have given up anything and everything (unless fruits and veggies are something you are supposed to give up) i can't think of something spiritually to better myself. oh no, it's not that there isn't anything. that came across wrong. i'm just having trouble settling on one and oh yeah...doing it.

from the learning rooms - i promised my five year old there would be something fun today. so, i need to think of something. for him fun equals a mess and alot of activity. and if i pull that off it will have to be followed up by my idea of fun...a nap.

i am thankful for - two cars that are running. i forgot to tell you last week that we got a new van, well, it's used. but very new to us. we managed to get the payments where they seem like they will fit in our budget and i have to report i am thrilled with the gas mileage so far.

from the kitchen - nothing too spectacular. it is lent after all and i really don't need any additional temptations either.

i am wearing - workout clothes and slippers. it's quite the fashion combo if i do say so myself.

i am reading - the kid's various syllabi (if that's even a word) to see what we need to purchase for next year. and then my husband is reading the peril on my face as i realize how much all of this is going to cost.

i am hoping - that we can maintain a sense of order this week and really get into a good lenten family routine.

i am creating - two quilt blocks. one is completely cut out and just needs to be sewn. the other, well...i purchased the fabric. that counts for something right?

i am hearing - my eight year old completely over exaggerate our snow fall. she good at all things blown out of proportion. gee, i wonder where she gets that from? ;)

around the house - laundry and basement straightening. also some furniture i think i want to get rid of.

one of my favorite things - is knowing today is a day at home and that means NAP TIME!!!

a few plans for the rest of the week - spanish, piano, band rehearsal, book study, Bible study, gymnastics, dance, etc and etc. and really, i'm expecting so see a few of those things dropped because well, i'm just not good at the sprinters pace anymore.

here is a picture thought i am sharing with you -
"are you sure this stuff makes maple syrup?"

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Blogger Paula said...

What a sweet picture...have a great week

5:25 AM

Blogger A Gracious Home said...

A sweet picture. I envy people who quilt. I hope you have a wonderful week with all the blessings that come with disciple of Lent. God bless, Doylene

6:36 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the picture! I hope you enjoy nap time and good luck with getting in the spirit of Lent.

9:48 AM


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