Monday, August 18, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook ~ Aug 18th


FOR TODAY

Outside my Window... the sun is finally breaking through the clouds and the smoke.

I am thinking... about ways in which to fit everything that I would like to do this school year into our schedule... I have a tendency to over plan! :)

I am thankful... for all the wonderful bloggers I have met online, who are always inspiring me and sharing their various talents. (For example, don't miss the wonderful coloring pages over at Waltzing Matilda's!)

From the kitchen... a nice fresh pot of coffee. Just what I need after staying up till 3:30 am organizing...

I am creating... lesson plans using Edu-Track. I have been using this on and off for the last couple years, and really like it. If you'd like to check it out, you can order a demo CD for only $5.00.

I am going... to go get a cup of that coffee... I'll be right back!

I am wearing...my nightgown and robe. I was up way too late last night, and can't tell you how relived I was this morning when Captain's tutor called to cancel! It is so nice to be HOME with nothing (much) to do until this afternoon.

I am reading... Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux . I just had our local Catholic Bookstore order me the Study Edition! This would be a great book for a book study group... Are any of my local friends interested??

I am hoping... that our RightStart supplies arrive today.

UPDATE at 1:35 pm: They arrived!!!


I am hearing...Jim Weiss's American Tall Tales CD and the click clack of crayons as the children color.

Around the house... I feel like I am finally starting to catch up after a very productive weekend! The toy has been retrieved out of the toilet... The laundry is almost caught up. The school room is almost organized for the upcoming year, and I have started pulling out the children's fall clothing.

One of my favorite things... is my collection of wedding pictures on my living room wall. (See below...)


A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...
  • Make a schedule for our new Little Flowers Group
  • Auditory Processing Class for Captain, Tue and Wed
  • Swimming Lessons in the afternoons
  • Summer with the Saints on Thursday
  • The boys will be serving Mass and Benediction on Friday
  • Celebrate the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I am hoping to make a darling Cookie Crown Cake!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing:


Our wedding picture is in the middle, our parents wedding pictures are on either side, and our grandparents wedding pictures are above and below us. I was so excited that I was able to get a copy of each of them, right after we were married. Someday I would like to get them framed nicely, but it is still one of my favorite things, just how it is...


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I hope you all have a simply wonderful week!

10 comments:

  1. We are reading the same book!!! I will do a book study with you, I would love to!

    I also love your wedding pictures. After I saw them I wanted to do something just like it. I just don't think I could find wedding pictures of our grandparents! I might just have to ask. I don't think there was one for Tony's dad's parents... but I won't know unless I ask!

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  2. LOVE the crown stuff. am going to have to steal that later this week for school.
    r

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  3. I love the wedding picture wall. What a great idea, and how wonderful that you have copies of all the wedding photos to be able to do this! (I wish I did!) Blessings on your new school year! Reading the Little Flowers words can only bless you in the planning process. (We love our dear St. Therese!)

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  4. The wedding pictures are wonderful. We have a family wall of old pictures, too. We only have wedding ones for our parents and my paternal grandparents. Sure wish we had the rest of the grandparents - that would be so lovely.

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  5. My favorite of this post is the wedding pictures! That is *so* awesome!
    Oh, and the fact that i'm not the only one organizing and planning for the new school yr late into the wee hours!

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  6. How cool is it that you have your parents AND grandparents wedding photos, just beautiful!

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  7. That is a precious collage of wedding photos. Hummmm, I may have to steal that idea someday. That is just way too beautiful.

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  8. That is a precious collage of wedding photos. Hummmm, I may have to steal that idea someday. That is just way too beautiful.

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  9. What a beautiful display of wedding pictures! You are so fortunate to have copies of the three generations. I love to see how the fashions, floral designs and overall settings have changed over the years.

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  10. Thank you everyone! I WAS very excited when I was able to get a copy of each... It wasn't easy! :)

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