Monday, March 30, 2009

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FOR TODAY March 30, 2009

Outside my window... it's surprisingly cool

I am thinking... this is going to be a crazy week

I am thankful for... God's guidance! I'd be completely lost right now without it.

From the learning rooms... making decisions about #1's curriculum, and for my 13 year old nephew, T, who's coming to live with us.

From the kitchen...coupons clipped and grocery list made, just need to shop now

I am wearing... yoga pants and a t-shirt

I am creating... a plan for my children

I am going... grocery shopping, and to lunch with my mom and sister

I am reading... and old Stephen King, Night Shift, and Little House with #2

I am hoping... that T loves it here

I am hearing... the heat running. By noon, the a.c. will need to come on!

Around the house... Laundry to fold, and weekend aftermath

One of my favorite things... playing outside with my kids on warm spring days

A few plans for the rest of the week: the kids have standardized testing this week at school, dr's appointment Thursday, dentist on Friday


Here is picture thought I am sharing...


My nephew, T, at Edisto Island last summer.


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Friday, March 27, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thank goodness Spring is here!

The kids and I took a walk around the yard today, admiring new Spring blooms.

Here's a daffodil...





And some yellow jasmine, which happens to be our state flower...






And I can't remember what these are called, but they're shrubs that look similar to a crape myrtle, at least it's leaves do...






These are our blueberry blossoms. Every summer we get a ton of berries...






And this, of course, is a clover. #2 pointed it out, and I dismissed it, telling her it was a weed. She promptly reminded me that it's a flower nonetheless. She's right, of course.



Take some time to look at the beauty in your own yard...even the weeds.

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FOR TODAY March 23, 2009

Outside my window... it's cool now, but warming up today

I am thinking... I can't wait to get my seedlings in the ground today

I am thankful for... mornings that go smoothly

From the learning rooms... a new choice in curriculum

From the kitchen...a full pantry and fridge

I am wearing... capris and a t-shirt

I am creating... my garden: tomatoes, squash, peppers, beans, cucumbers, melons!

I am going... nowhere until it's time to pick up the kids

I am reading... and old Stephen King, Night Shift, and Little House with #2

I am hoping... that I get everything in the ground today

I am hearing... the dog whining to be held

Around the house... weekend mess to be cleaned

One of my favorite things... hot coffee in my big red mug

A few plans for the rest of the week: going through toys and clothes to donate or trash


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Monday, March 16, 2009

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FOR TODAY March 16, 2009

Outside my window... it's wet. We finally got some rain last night!

I am thinking... how behind I am on my garden, it still needs to be tilled

I am thankful for... a small laundry pile, thanks to my husband

From the learning rooms... planning and preparation

From the kitchen...a menu to plan, and shopping list to be made.

I am wearing... a nightgown

I am creating... a shopping list for curriculum

I am going... grocery shopping, and maybe to the pediatrician

I am reading... Little House on the Prairie with #2

I am hoping... that #1 and #3 get over this bug today, we've had enough of this to last a lifetime!

I am hearing... Scooby Doo from the den

Around the house... sick kids, Vaporub, chicken soup, and a tired Mommy

One of my favorite things...Little House on the Prairie

A few plans for the rest of the week: disinfecting the house, getting back to a routine


Here is picture thought I am sharing...


Squash seedlings gone wild!

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Monday, March 9, 2009

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FOR TODAY March 9, 2009

Outside my window... it's very warm out, and the pine pollen is already coating everything

I am thinking... about what to do this week, the kids are on Spring Break and hubby is off, too

I am thankful for... this week with my family

From the learning rooms... planning and preparation

From the kitchen...cleaning to do, pork roast for dinner

I am wearing... a t-shirt and capris, bare feet

I am creating... a plan for our week

I am going... nowhere today

I am reading... Just After Sunset by Stephen King...almost done

I am hoping... that the kids don't get this virus I have

I am hearing... the tv in the den, although no one is watching it, it's still blaring

Around the house... almost everything's clean and tidy

One of my favorite things...uninterrupted time with my family, like this week

A few plans for the rest of the week: karate for the kids, a visit to Granny's, dentist for the kids


Here is picture thought I am sharing...


Sunset over St. Helena Sound viewed from Edisto Island...wish we were there right now!

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Monday, March 2, 2009

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FOR TODAY March 2, 2009

Outside my window... it's freezing cold and night has fallen

I am thinking... about how much I got accomplished today

I am thankful for... a warm home

From the learning rooms... planning and preparation

From the kitchen...a shiny sink, and clean counters

I am wearing...jeans, long-sleeved shirt, and socks

I am creating... a new routine

I am going... nowhere for now, I'm in for the night

I am reading... Just After Sunset by Stephen King

I am hoping... to go to bed early tonight

I am hearing... the bath running in the next room

Around the house... everything's clean

One of my favorite things...snuggling up on the couch with my babies on cold nights like this

A few plans for the rest of the week: karate for the kids, walking for me, decluttering...same as last week


Here is picture thought I am sharing...


This is a hawk that lives in our area. He caught a rabbit that was too big for him to carry away, so we got a rare glimpse of him on the ground.

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