Simple Woman’s Daybook- April 27th edition Monday, Apr 27 2009 

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Outside my window…

the sun is out and it's going to be another hot day. We had record-breaking temperatures yesterday. I'm going to stay inside with the baby today come out when the sun goes down.

I am thankful for…

My family and my Catholic faith

To live the Liturgy…

We will be celebrating 3 great feast days this week; St. Luis Marie De Montfort, St. Catherine of Sienna and St. Joseph the Worker.

I am praying…

a novena to St. Joseph for our daughter Adrianna. I'm hoping she'll be able to find another job this summer to help pay for her Fall classes.

From the schoolroom…

all bout birds, rocks and writing out 9th grade Seton lesson plans.

From the kitchen…

leftover smoked chicken from yesterday's cookout. I think I'm going to make a chicken salad for dinner since it's going to be so hot today.

I am creating…

more lesson plans for the kids. Someday I hope to come up with the perfect lesson plan that fits with the different learning styles of each of my kids.

I am going…

to catch up with laundry sometime today. I wish I could get myself organized enough to always be on top of it.

I am wearing…

my Eeyore pajamas. I didn't make it to Mass this morning, so today might be a pajama day, at least until after lunch.  

I am reading…

Divine Intimacy; Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves; Connection Parenting.

I am hoping…

to help my daughter with her Seton syllabus. It's very overwhelming, but my oldest daughter did Seton in high school, so hopefully, she'll help us through it.

I am hearing…

the air conditioning running. Yes, it's on already. I can lower the thermostat in the winter, but I'm a wimp in the summer months.

Around the house…

a cute little baby girl getting into everything!!!

One of my favorite things…

spending one on one time with each of my children. I don't get to do that enough.

A few plans for the rest of the week…

Joseph's 11th birthday tomorrow. We're going to 7 am Mass and then maybe we'll go bowling before lunch.

A Picture thought I'm sharing…

our beautiful house. I'm sitting on the grass holding our precious baby girl.

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Simple Woman’s Daybook – Holy Week edition Monday, Apr 6 2009 

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Outside my window…the sun finally came out after a rainy day.

I am thinking…it's time to mop the kitchen floor again.

I am thankful for…my very talented husband 🙂

From the schoolroom…Bible History- The last Supper and The Agony in the Garden.

From the kitchen…fresh pineapple slices for snack time and Chicken Enchilada soup for dinner.

I am creating…more lesson plans for the kids.

I am going…to wash the baby's diapers today. We are down to 2 clean diapers and that's not going to be enough for tonight.

I am wearing…a brown cotton skirt, a purple knit top and my husband's black socks. Brown and purple does not go well together.

I am readingDivine Intimacy.

I am hoping…the baby will do well going out in the evening for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

I am hearing…the dishwasher running and the baby talking. .

Around the house…books in every corner of the house. We need more bookshelves and baskets.

One of my favorite things… my baby's smile and her sweet voice, especially when she calls me Mama.

A few plans for the rest of the week…focus on Holy Week.

A Picture thought I'm sharing…Multi-berry pie.

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Simple Woman’s Daybook- St Patrick’s Day edition Tuesday, Mar 17 2009 

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Outside my window…cloudy, foggy, and too cold for me.

I am thinking…about how much I enjoyed my cup of coffee yesterday. Yay for Sundays!!!

I am thankful for…my family and my faith.

From the schoolroom…all about birds. I'm ready for Spring.

From the kitchen…Corned Beef, potatoes and rice to celebrate the Liturgical year.

I am creating…more handmade Rosaries. I just ordered supplies to make 6 more Rosaries.

I am going… make a traditional Irish meal and then the kids will make cookies for dessert.

I am wearing…a long denim skirt, a beautiful cashmere sweater given to me by a dear friend and brown leather boots.

I am readingDivine Intimacy.

I am hoping…to catch up wih laundry sometime this week.

I am hearing…the dishwasher running.

Around the house…lots and lots of laundry. The kids have too many clothes and my neighbors keep dropping off more clothes. God bless them; they mean well.

One of my favorite things… my baby's smile and her sweet voice, especially when she calls me Mama.

A few plans for the rest of the week…celebrating the feast of St. Patrick and St. Joseph.

A Picture thought I'm sharing

Mia reading

Simple Woman’s Daybook- Jan. 26th Monday, Jan 26 2009 

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Outside my window…I don't really know. I think it's time to clean the windows this week.

I am thinking…about how much I love my children's smile when they greet me in the mornings. It always cheers me up.

I am thankful for…all the prayers offered for me and my children.

From the schoolroom…"Westward Expansion." See sidebar for list of books. I've been trying to work on this since Thanksgiving, but with all the Advent and Christmas reading, not much got done, so we begin again.

From the kitchen…cereal for breakfast and lasagna, salad and bread for dinner.

I am creating…more handmade Rosaries. I just ordered supplies to make 8 more Rosaries.

I am going…to take Marygrace out on a date for her 15th birthday this week. She's going to get her hair trimmed and then we are going out for Chinese food.

I am wearing…a long denim skirt, a fluffy brown sweater and brown leather boots. I love brown and blue together.

I am readingDivine Intimacy. You should really get one. It's spiritual food for the mind.

I am hoping…to get a haircut sometime in the next two weeks. It's only been 4 weeks, but my hair is growing in way too fast.

I am hearing…nothing. Everyone is still in bed.

Around the house…lots and lots of laundry. I think I need my mom to come over this week to help me out. Last week was way too busy and now it's a little overwhelming.

One of my favorite things… sitting in front of the Most Blessed Sacrament while praying the Rosary.

A few plans for the rest of the week…celebrating Marygrace's 15th birthday. Time goes by way too fast. Cherish your children!

A picture thought I'm sharing…fun with our Wii. Angela won the boxing match 😉

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Simple Woman’s Daybook- Jan. 19th Monday, Jan 19 2009 

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Outside my window…The day is overcast, but not as cold as it has been the past 4 days. It should be about 35 degrees today. 

I am thinking…heavy thoughts and a sorrowful heart.

I am thankful for…my spiritual director. God bless him for all his patience and wonderful advice.

From the schoolroom…all about Martin Luther King Jr.

From the kitchen…A gigantic pot of chili and some homemade corn bread.

I am creating…handmade rosaries. I am hoping to make enough rosaries to start a small home business.

I am going…to get a full day of school today and put the baby down for a nap so I can make 2 more rosaries today.

I am wearing…my favorite Eyore flannel pajamas. I didn't make it to Mass this morning, so my pajamas will stay on until I get a chance to go back up to my room.

I am readingDivine Intimacy. It's back in print!!! 

I am hoping…that the weather will be warmer on Thursday. I heard it was going to go up into the 40s. What a blessing that would be!

I am hearing…our 6 year old Angela playing high five. The baby is imitating her. It's so cute!. She has the sweetest litle voice.

Around the house…laundry to be started, dishwasher to be emptied, floors to be mopped and trash to be taken to the dump.

One of my favorite things…drinking coffee while reading Divine Intimacy and Liturgy of the Hours.

A few plans for the rest of the week…going to the March For Life with our 7 precious miracles.

A picture thought I'm sharing…the two Rosaries I have made so far. What do you think?

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Simple Woman’s Daybook- Dec. 29th Monday, Dec 29 2008 

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Outside my window…Bright sunny day. The temperature is up in the 50's. Yesterday it was in the upper 60's. I can't wait until spring! 

I am thinking…I need to get dinner started. We're having company for dinner tonight.

I am thankful for…the beautiful weather we're having this week. We don't have school, so the kids are spending a lot of time playing outside.

From the schoolroom…off for another week.

From the kitchen…Beef stew.

I am creating…this post.

I am going…to paint the kids' bedrooms while we're off from school. unfortunetaely, I don't have the budget to redo our bedroom. I'd lke to paint it a soft, relaxing blue. Not baby blue, not sky blue, but something soothing. Any ideas? leave me a comment 🙂

I am wearing…a very flowing light green skirt I bought at the thrift store Saturday morning. It looks like somthing from the 1800's.

I am readingLiturgy of the Hours

I am hoping…to go on a date with my husband this weekend. He has been spending all his free time finishing the basement.

I am hearing…Silent Night playing in the background.

Around the house…lots of new toys from Christmas.

One of my favorite things…drinking coffee while reading Divine Intimacy and Liturgy of the Hours.

A few plans for the rest of the week…Angela's God-mother is coming over tomorrow with a few of her children. We haven't gotten together since my birthday in September.

A picture thought I'm sharing…my new haircut. I cut most of it off again.

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Simple Woman’s Daybook- Dec. 22nd. Monday, Dec 22 2008 

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Outside my window…Bright sunny day, but very cold. I think the temperature is in the low 30's.

I am thinking…I need to turn the heat on upstairs.

I am thankful for…our local library. I can't keep up with all the books we checked out last month.

From the schoolroom…off for the next two weeks.

From the kitchen…Chicken Pot Pie from last night.

I am creating…some hand-made Rosaries for Christmas.

I am going…to enjoy having Adrianna home in the mornings. She's off school for the next 4 weeks.

I am wearing…a long brown skirt, a red knit top and brown leather boots.

I am readingDivine Intimacy: Meditations on the Interior Life for Every Day of the Liturgical Year

I am hoping…the kids will do well during Christmas Eve Mass.

I am hearingThe baby's soft breathing on my chest as I type this post.

Around the house…Lots and lots of dust. The drywall is up and sanding has begun.

One of my favorite things…spending time with my husband in the mornings while the kids are still in bed.

A few plans for the rest of the week…Finish wrapping the rest of the presents. I ran out of gift wrap, so I'll have to run out sometime soon and get some.

Simple Woman’s Daybook- Dec. 15th Monday, Dec 15 2008 

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Outside my window…partly cloudy, but warmer than usual. We're going to have rain for the next few days. Too bad it's not cold enough to snow.

I am thinking…about all the things going on this week.

I am thankful for….our Guardian Angels.

From the schoolroom…Haven't started yet. Some of the kids are sick today.

From the kitchen…Chicken noodle soup for lunch and dinner and hopefully some homemade bread.

I am creating…a budget we can live with for the next few weeks.

I am going…to cut my hair today.

I am wearing…a denim skirt, a brown sweater and my husband's socks.

I am readingDivine Intimacy: Meditations on the Interior Life for Every Day of the Liturgical Year

I am hoping…to get my van back form the mechanic today.

I am hearingClassical music playing in the background and Joseph doing puzzles with the baby.

Around the house…lots of dishes to be done before lunch. 

One of my favorite things…going to Mass by myself Monday mornings at 7:00.

A few plans for the rest of the week…going to visit a dear friend. It's been a very long time since we have seen each other.

 

Simple Woman’s Daybook- Dec. 1st Monday, Dec 1 2008 

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Outside my window…a very cloudy day, but not as cold as it was last week.

I am thinking…way too much right now. My mind doesn't stop racing.

I am thankful for….the oportunity to be able to stay home and homeschool our kids. Thank God for a husband who works hard to provide for our family. I pray that if our daughters are called to the vocation of marriage, they will be able to do the same. The two oldest have already planned to build a "school house" in their future home 🙂

From the schoolroom…Math, History, Spelling and copywork has been finished by the little ones today.

From the kitchen…Turkey salad sandwiches. What else!

I am creating…this post.

I am going…to take the kids to Pizza Hut on Friday for lunch with our free Pan pizza coupons. Since my husband works 5 minutes from Pizza Hut, he'll be joing us for lunch. Then the kids and I are going to do a Holy Hour at church.

I am wearing…a denim skirt, a bright red knit shirt and some very comfortable socks, which a dear friend gave me last year.

I am readingIt's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff

I am hoping…to make it to Mass on Wednesday night and Holy hour on Friday with the kids.

I am hearingClassical music playing in the background and my kids eating cereal for their snack time.

Around the houselots of ways to celebrate the holy season of Advent. 

One of my favorite things…going to Mass by myself Monday mornings at 7:00.

A few plans for the rest of the week…getting ready for St. Nicholas to come Friday night.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you… The boys broke my camera last week while recoding themselves outside tight rope walking  :-(     I hope to use Marygrace's camera in the meantime.

The Simple Woman’s Daybook- November 23rd Monday, Nov 24 2008 

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Outside my window…beautiful blue skies, but very cold this morning.

I am thinking…I need some new socks. My toes are sticking out and it's cold

I am thankful for….our beautiful children. We are so blessed to have a baby in the house again.

From the kitchen…braided egg bread. I was going to make cornbread for dinner last night, but Marygrace saw a recipe for the egg bread and wanted me to make that instead. I'm very glad we did!

I am creatinga more organized home.

I am going…to Lowe's to get more suplies for the basement. Not much longer until the drywall goes up.

I am wearing…flannel Eyore pajamas. I usually get dressed around 6:30 in the morning, but I decided to stay in my pajamas until after breakfast.

I am readingIt's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff

I am hoping…to finish organizing the kitchen today. All I have to do today is the spice cabinet and under the kitchen sink.

I am hearingmy boys doing a play with my Southern Living at Home set of Three Wisemen. They are so funny. They like to take my digital camera and record themselves doing crazy things.

Around the house…a very pretty little girl walking around the house. She's getting so big and she's very fast.

One of my favorite things…taking a nap with the baby. She's down to one nap a day and I am hoping to take advantage of it. Cuddling a baby is the best thing in the world.

A few plans for the rest of the week…school, laundry and shopping for a Thanksgiving meal

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you… Cecilia was confirmed last Sunday. My husband took the picture and Adrianna was outside when it was our turn for pictures.

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