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Monday, September 29, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook - Sept 29th

For today, September 29th, 2008: Feast of St. Michael and All Angels

Outside my Window... the sun is almost at its nadir for today and the sky has recently begun taking on that deep blue of fall. Don't you love that color? Today and tomorrow are expected to be a bit of "Indian Summer" with temps reaching in the low to mid 80s, but we'll be back to crsip and cool by Thursday.

I am thinking... about getting a bell. Weird, I know. I'll explain later.

From the learning rooms... today my eldest is working on a report about the Redwoods. We measured out the diameter of the largest Redwood - 40 feet today. Wow - that is an amazingly THICK tree trunk!

I am thankful for... hubby making lunch for the kids today while I get a shower!

From the kitchen... My menu this week includes things like Roast Chicken a la Normande, Fish Poached in Wine, and White Chili. You can read more about that here.

I am wearing... Mondays often find me in my "just hanging out clothes" - clothes I'd never leave the house in, for example today: gray yoga pants, yellow tank top, and a white hoodie. However, now that ballet has started back up (on Mondays) I will be taking a shower and getting changed! Not sure what that will be...probably a jean skirt and blouse.

I am reading... The Family Cloister and Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

I am hoping... for our approval (i800a) to bring an orphan into the country to get here quickly.

I am creating... a lesson plan for American Art (art appreciation) this week using a National Gallery of Art's education package. (I'll be posting that, so if you are interested, come back and check in!)

I am hearing... my kids taking a mid-day break from their lessons to watch "Arthur" while I check my email and blog, of course.

Around the house... we got our pillows back after their two-weeks spent in "detention" (black plastic bags) to rid them of critters (lice). Oh, it is so wonderful to have my really AWESOME down pillow back.

One of my favorite things... Changing the bed linens to "cool weather" linens: fluffy down comforter and my pretty green printed duvet. Oh, it feels so good to snuggle down into all that fluff on a cool fall evening.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...
  • Celebrating Michaelmas today (and neighbors coming to share that celebration with blackberry pies and ice cream...and a belated gift for my middle son).

  • Boys have soccer clinic Tuesday while daughter and I go with girlfriends to see a local children's theatre production of "Peter Pan".

  • Saturday the whole family was invited to a wedding for a church family's daughter. It is also the Feast of St. Francis, so we'll do something special for our pets, too.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

Me with my favorite new cookbook. Don't I look ridiculously excited?

You can read more posts (and more about the Daybook) here.

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Wendy said...

I will join you in hoping (and praying) for that i800a approval! How exciting! Thank you for sharing your Daybook with us.

Sweet Woodruff said...

Oh wow. National Gallery of Art has an educational package? That is so cool. Remind me to come back. Thanks for sharing.