Monday, January 11, 2010

My Daybook, Entry #16

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Monday, Jan 11, 2010...

Outside my window... Partly cloudy, 57 degrees.

I am thinking... this is gonna be a looooooong week with Pops gone to Orlando for work. He left late Friday night to catch a plane out of Portland on Saturday morning. Why drive 3 hours to catch a plane he could have taken just an hour or so from home? Well, his brother (the kids' Uncle Arty) is flying into Portland the same day that Pops flies home. They both will get into PDX around 10 PM this coming Friday. I will be soooo ready for some adults to inhabit this home!

I am thankful for... our very kind neighbors to the east across the fence. The treekids love them to pieces and are always wanting to walk down the street to say hello... I wish we had a gate between our yards so they wouldn't have to walk on the road to visit.

From the learning rooms... we are all caught up on our basic subjects except for Math. So, we are working at keeping on track and adding in math again slowly...

From the kitchen... Here's the "plan":
Monday - a "Movie Dinner" of frozen pizzas and Tinkerbelle and the Lost Treasure
Tuesday - Baked Chicken with cream sauce, noodles and peas
Wednesday - Branch has requested fish sticks... blech!
Thursday - Tyson's Chicken Anytizers - they are chicken chunks with pepperoni and marinara sauce inside - sounds yummy to me!! I just haven't decided what else will go with them!
Friday - I'm thinking breakfast as I will be preeeeeetty tired of this single parent gig!
Saturday - Uncle Arty will be here, so I hope to serve cinnamon rolls for breakfast, they'll probably be gone for lunch and then ... steaks or something yummy that Pops requests for supper
Sunday - Still will have that ornery uncle here, but don't know if they will be at the coast earlier than I am willing to be up! So, this day we'll play by ear as to what I will make - if anything! Maybe it will be eat out all day!!!

I am wearing... A green long-sleeved v-neck t-shirt, a brown knit skirt and an annoying pair of cream nubby socks.

I am creating... Christmas in review blog posts, we painted plastic suncatchers, and I am packaging up boxes to send out!!!

I am going... crazy! But, it will be an ok fun time, right?!?!!

I am reading... a Flower Fairy Craft book with Branch

I am hoping... that I can find a bit of time for myself to recharge each day so that I will last this week without eating my children!!

I am hearing... Branch talking on the phone to Geemah, Bud sliding paper back and forth on the table, and Blossom photocopying pages of the Flower Fairy Craft book! (There are fairy patterns that she wants to cut out to use as paper dolls.)

Around the house... The Christmas tree and all the decorations are put away - except the ceramic Nativity scene which is up on top of the cupboards - visible when on the stairs (and far from the loving touches of a four year old, and a six and eight year old! They have their own plastic set to fuss with!).

One of my favorite things... clean laundry. I am nearly done with ALL laundry - well, for today... it piles up so fast!

A few plans for the rest of the week... School stuff, general housekeeping, Thursday is Blue Knights for Bud, this weekend brings Uncle Arty.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...


Our Nativity scene on top of the kitchen cupboards

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  1. Thanks for sharing youe day book...I always enjoy reading ti so much! Best of luck this week with Pops gone...I'll be praying for you! Congrats on being caught up on school work...I'm so far behind and out of whack that I don't even know what lesson we are SUPPOSED to be on...*Sigh* But since we have all the materials, we can just keep plugging away until we finish, right?? That's the glory of homeschooling, or at least, that's what I keep telling myself...Hee hee! Anywho, I'm rambling...have a great week. Can't wait to hear what you've named tree baby since the poll is closed.

  2. Can I come up and color fairy pictures and eat junk food with you guys???? :)
    It will be hard without your man, but it will be fun too!!

  3. Sounds like a cozy week at your house! Good luck without Pops; it's hard to be without a spouse, especially for a week.


Thanks for jumping in and leaving your thoughts!!

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