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The Simple Woman’s Daybook – June 30

the Simple Woman’s Daybook
is hosted by Peggy at the Simple Woman.

FOR TODAY June 30, 2008

Outside My Window…  The weekend started out very hot; yesterday there were thunder storms and a bit of rain.  Today is supposed to be warm and nice.  The sky is hazy, the trees and grass still have a sheen from the rain and sew.
I am thinking… About the idea that I need to work on follow through more.  I am really good at planning – the follow through not so much.
I am thankful for… My Dad.  His birthday was yesterday and we had BBQ at his house.  So much fun.
From the kitchen… I need to make some bread.  This week  I will also be making cookies, lemon bars and a cake.
I am wearing…  Black skirts and a t-shirt.
I am creating… I am cutting out two aprons today to sew up.
I am going…  To work on my Summer Fling today.  This has been a great thing for me, I have been organizing the shelves in my house that don’t get attention otherwise.
I am reading…  Laundry, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell and It’s All Too Much. 
I am hoping…  That the forth is nice.
I am hearing… Cars this morning.  People heading out to drive into town to work
Around the house… I need to get to work deep cleaning the kitchen.
One of my favorite things… My jewlery box.  It folds in on itself like a puzzle box. 
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Sew some, we are going to do a short summer school unit on Independence day.
Here is picture thought I am sharing…

the kiddos last summer at the cabin

My world

Hot, just plain hot

It is 10:30 pm here and it is only now getting to the point where I don’t feel rather wilted.  

Today was a good day.  The children and I went to the parish picnic, Kyle stayed home because his head was hurting,  the children had such a great time playing with their friends and enjoying the park.  I was happy to be able to see some people I know.  

Later I went and picked Rachel up for her overnight.  She went horseback riding today, I would have liked to go, but the conflict with the picnic, gas to drive there and the heat just made it too much to do.   But she is home tonight tucked into bed. 

My world

My observations for the day

Hanging laundry on the line is great for saving a little money.  My insight for the day: wash clothing that requires the longest drying time first.  It is much smarter to hang towels or jeans on the line first thing than it is to hang lights and sheets  on the line in the morning and then towels and jeans in the afternoon.

Parking at the library during story time sucks.

Letting the children play outside after dinner and before dessert means washing the kid’s hands twice.  Dessert right after dinner might be a good thing.

The children will eat ALL the strawberries if they are not told not to.

Grocery shopping while hungry is a BAD idea.  It is double bad to do it while hungry on a hot afternoon – ending up with the shakes is a bad thing. (for those who are counting that is Bad-bad-bad)



Autism · In Prayer

The Carol Race Story: a quick update

Carol Race had a hearing to determine if the pairsh of The Parish of St. Joseph In Bertha, Minn was justified in obtaining a restraining order aginst her for bring her son, Adam, who is 13 and autistic to mass. 

You can read more about the hearing at: In Forum News and at The Minneapolis-St Paul Star Tribune.

You can read more about this story and the other items I have written on autism here.