Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Daybook, Entry #15 - Hello 2010 Edition

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010...

Outside my window... Dark dark dark. The sun is gone and I am rushing to get something, ANYTHING posted on this here blog!

I am thinking... That you must all believe that from the look of my last post, I fell asleep and took a "Rip VanWinkle" twenty year snooze under a tree!!

I am thankful for... people who understand what kind of chaos ensues and wreaks havoc on one's schedule when an infant joins your home!!

From the learning rooms... still working through basic subjects, but tomorrow will be a fun day as we celebrate (and learn about) Epiphany at home!!

From the kitchen... Here's the "plan":
Monday - we had pork roast, mashed spuds and peas
Tuesday - we ate stir fry and rice
Wednesday - I think Pops is itching to grill hamburgers, as he has suggested it the past 3 days!
Thursday - Steaks - grill again, Pops!!
Friday - Cheese Enchiladas, refried beans, chips and salsa (we didn't do this last week!)
Saturday - Breakfast or Pizza
Sunday - Something in the crock pot...

I am wearing... polar fleece Dr Pepper pants, a gray shirt and a squirmy baby on my shoulder!

I am creating... Christmas/New Year mailing, thank you notes, this blog post

I am going... for my 6 week post partum check up... has it already been 6 whole weeks?!? WOW!!

I am reading... that secret book is on hold while I try to catch up with Bud!! So, I am reading The Chronicles of Narnia and Chet Gecho's Detective Handbook (and Cookbook).

I am hoping... to find a little blogging time each day this week!!

I am hearing... A local high school basketball game being broadcast online (Pops is hangin' out nearby!) and that whispery quiet breathing of my li'l baby.

Around the house... Tidy is as tidy does!! The Christmas decorations are set to come down on Thursday if the li'l guy allows us all that time!!

One of my favorite things... when Pops has been holding this precious baby and he passes him off to me... Babe smells like sweet baby smell AND good smelling Pops!!!!

A few plans for the rest of the week... core subjects for school work, Epiphany celebration, Christmas decor clean up, a visit with my midwife, kisses for Pops from us all as he is heading to Florida this weekend and will be there all of next week for work (eeek!)

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...


Why is it when I want a "nice" picture of the treekids all together...
I get stuff like this?!?

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  1. Congrats on the new addition. We, too, just had a little one added to our flock (she's now 3 months young...time flies!). BTW...you'll have to update your stick family picture in your 'spare time' ;-) ~ trust me when I tell you, there is not much of that with a precious babe in the house. Enjoy this time!

    Blessings ~

  2. I have the same problem... if it isn't one of the kids, it is Hubby... sigh...

  3. Love the pic - mine do it too! I keep thinking, maybe one day.....

    Can your child in the middle touch all the way to her nose. My youngest son can reach his tongue to eash nostril. It makes for some um.. interesting discussions and comments when he "performs" for someone.

  4. Erica (ahem, Elm), It's SO nice to see you here! I love your blog, and your kids are so beautiful!! I don't even recognize them, they have gotten so big! And congratulations on your new arrival -- I assume that's him in the photo below? Precious.

    Thank you for your holiday card and letter -- I am so glad to catch up with you here! And I'll be back...
    Love, Michelle (DeRusha)


Thanks for jumping in and leaving your thoughts!!

I sure like to know who enjoys playing around the treehouse!