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Monday, October 20, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook - Oct 20th

For today, October 20th, 2008:

Outside my Window... IT'S HERE! Really and truly Autumn has arrived in the Piedmont of NC. Crisp and wonderfully cool! The leaves are just starting to turn faintly yellow with a touch of orange here and there and the sky is that saturated blue lovingly known here as "Carolina Blue".

I am thinking... so many things today: My mom's visit this weekend, a house that we looked at that has SO MUCH POTENTIAL, and a possible change to our adoption plans (still adopting, but maybe a change in country).

From the learning rooms... Oh, my, last week was a bust. Between me being sick and the kids being sick, neighbors packing up their house to move, and my mom coming for a visit...we just didn't get much of our planned work done. So, this week we are catching up - slowly. We missed some this morning helping my mom pack up her car and Thursday we have a Children's Theatre we won't be able to entirely catch up. But by next week, we should be back on track.

I am thankful for... a praying church community

From the kitchen... another week of the "Sunday Roast Weekly Menu".

I am wearing... very casual today: gray and white yoga pants, white top, pink hoodie - and SOCKS!

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

I am hoping... for some positive information to come in concerning a "new" house we are considering.

I am creating... a huge batch of homemade croutons for my freezer (and eventually Christmas gifts).

I am hearing... my kids' enjoying lunch and one of their favorite TV shows, "Phineas and Ferb" - the "Squirrels in my pants" episode. Sound ridiculous? Well, it is, but it even makes me laugh. It qualifies as "brain candy" around here - you get to enjoy it in small doses.

Around the house... this week is the week to change out my clothes. I'm also going to do a very thorough culling of those clothes (both the Summer ones I'm putting away and the Autumn ones I'm bringing out). I just have too many things that I don't wear because they don't fit, or I don't really like them.

One of my favorite things... my new jeans from Chico's!!! They fit so well and are very flattering. I hate the thought of paying nearly $70 for jeans, but that is why I wait until I have a gift card AND a discount coupon. :)

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...
  • Tuesday night I've got a work meeting for our Women's Retreat.

  • Thursday I'm taking the children to a Children's Theatre performance of "The 1,000 Cranes"

  • I might possibly drive to my mom's home in VA over the weekend so that I can help her look at a couple new houses.

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