Monday, February 1, 2010

My Daybook, Entry #19

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Monday, February 1, 2010...

Outside my window... Pitch black, 44 degrees... it is nearly 9 pm (and now that I am finally finished amidst the interruptions... it is 11:11 and I will click "publish" now.)

I am thinking... about my geriatric dog - she, uh, how do I put it politely? She's got a stomach and intestinal bug that IS working itself OUT!

I am thankful for... VIVA paper towels, hardwood floors, Murphey's All-Purpose Cleaner, a garage and an old ratty blanket for Bark to rest her weary body.

From the learning rooms... We are back on the horse full steam ahead - adding back in the exciting "extras".

From the kitchen... I think that I have made a semi-official Sunday evening tradition... people that we have known have shared various Sunday night meal traditions varying from popcorn for supper to chocolate malts throughout the year. I think that we will seriously consider pancakes for Sunday nights. YES - every Sunday night!! I would serve and eat pancakes every day if it wouldn't make my family crazy!! OH - Buttermilk Pancakes - YUM! Do you have a great recipe for pancakes?

I am wearing... Husker "gear" and the pretty and dainty bracelet that Pops gave to me the day after Bump was born. It sports Bump's birthstone and I put it on that day (the 21st of November) and haven't taken it off since. It is pretty!!

I am creating... THIS blog post

I am going... to be home with the kids alone for at least 2 nights this week and maybe 3... depends on when that flight comes in on Thursday!

I am reading... "Child of Mine; Feeding with Love and Good Sense" by Ellyn Satter (This is the 4th time that I am reading this book!)

I am hoping... to MAKE time to blog this week.

I am hearing... the clink of a spoon on the edge of a bowl... Pops and I are enjoying ice cream!

Around the house... tooooo many toys. What do you do about the too many toys mess? How do you keep the number of toys to a manageable amount? WHAT is a manageable amount of toys? When is enough is enough and you start getting rid of things? HELP!!!

One of my favorite things... DVR - I don't remember the last time I watched a whole TV program in one setting without commercials. Wait... is that a baby crying? Oh, nope. Just a dog whining. in the garage. alone. that is soooooo sad.

A few plans for the rest of the week... school work, getting to bed before midnight, letting go of the "little things", getting my mail in the mail, among other things!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...

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Easy Bake Oven... YUM! YUM!! YUM!!!??

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  1. Blossom's hair is really growing!! What did they bake in that Easy-Bake Oven? Poor old Bark. Like the plan to keep up with the blog this week! :)
    Love, G.

  2. Hi friend! I loved the easy bake pictures. Abby has one too, but we are out of the mixes. Have you tried recipes without those lovely mixes? We did once and it failed, horribly. Batter all on the inside, but luckily it flaked off when it dried. Just wondering if you'd tried homemade or any online recipes? Let's talk soon, ok?

  3. I love pancakes too! I have a link to a recipe on my blog and there is an excellent one on Bless Us O Lord for Buttermilk pancakes. We LOVE those!

    Poor Bark. I hope it isn't something serious, poor baby.


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