The Simple Woman’s Daybook – January 19, 2009

January 19, 2009 § 5 Comments

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

FOR TODAY : January 17, 2008
The sky is blue, the weather is crisp and windy.     This past weekend I made a couple of decisions that I hope will increase my sanity level. 

Outside my Window –   The wind is really going.  Overhead the sky is bright and clear.  Between the wind and the cold weather it is absolutely frigid.  The birds and squirls are hiding. 

I am thinking –   One change I am committed to is cutting back on my web development work.  Every few months I pull my head up long enough to think “I am doing too much”.  While I genuinely enjoy web development I am also extremely busy doing other things, not the least of which is homeschooling and homemaking.  I originally left the corporate world and took up freelancing to be better at the important tasks of mothering and keeping my home.  Now, three children later my business has grown, my children are homeschooling and I find that I just can’t manage it gracefully or sanely.  Something has to give.  As much as I hate given up the recognition and money I can’t really justify it at the moment. 

From the learning rooms – I am setting up field trip for the spring.  Much fun to be had.

I am thankful for-  Children who play together very nicely.

From the kitchen – Menu plans are in the works.

I am wearing – Black slacks and a cream blouse.

I am reading – On Basilisk Station

I am hoping –  That I get to pulling up the horrible, evil, once-upon-a-time was white, carpet up this week.  Didn’t get to it last week, but there is hope for this week.

I am creating –  Plans for the herb garden and Hannah’s first communion dress.

I am hearing –  The children playing — apparently they are taking a great adventure through a hot, dry desert, escorting a small group of children (baby dolls and stuffed animals)

Around the house –Why does it seem like all the light bulbs go out at once.  We changed four yesterday and I see another one.

One of my favorite things –  Seed catalogs.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week –  This is a week of plans.  I will continue work on the first communion dress (this is a huge adventure).

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you – 

The first cut

The first cut

 

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§ 5 Responses to The Simple Woman’s Daybook – January 19, 2009

  • Melanie says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I wish you well as you begin on the communion dress. I pray God will bless you as you work on it. Have a nice day.

  • nhgwen says:

    OH!! Your picture post made me shiver….I [hope] it was cut for a GOOD reason 😉 Is it that First Communion dress? I have not received the seed catalogs yet, but I am with you in looking forward to it. I anticipate it as much as I do other holidays!

  • Karen says:

    Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. Those old thread spools (on my blog) are ones I got from my grandmother. 🙂 I remember they were in a drawer in her Singer (treadle) sewing machine when I was little.
    Karen

  • Michael says:

    Busy week for you! Good luck with the dress!

  • Loni says:

    I enjoyed reading your Daybook. We’ve had that happen with lightbulbs too, and my DH believes it’s power surges that affects and ruins them. So much for saving $$ when we buy the energy saving ones! 🙂

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