Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Simple Womans Daybook July


Outside my window... Sunshine and Heat

I am thinking... So much to do so little time

I am thankful... For ice cubes

In the kitchen... Ya I need to finish those dishes in the sink

I am wearing... Blue top and a many colored skirt.

I am creating... A new curtain rod for the boys closet out of a pvc pipe we had left from another project

I am going... to stay home and chill the rest of the night

I am wondering... If Timothy heard me ask him to clear off the table????

I am hoping... That Lost Generation will move up on the leaderboard this month. :)

I am looking forward to... Bedtime hehe

Around the house... sewing to finish, cleaning to do, children, and plums

I am pondering... The list of upcoming activities and praying for endurance

One of my favorite things... Having food prepped in the freezer for days I do not feel like cooking.

One moment... A few plans for the rest of the week: Ok here it is, church, family potluck, clean house, pack Evangeline stuff, give rides to a coworker, work, welcome Grandpa, prep for Camp, Pack for all of us, Youth group, Group leader.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Rescued Hoops

It seems every year the hoola hoop we purchased the previous year is thrashed. All the pretty is gone off the outside and it looks so nasty I feel like throwing it out and getting a new one. But sheesh what a waste when it still functions so we keep using it anyway. We like the ones with a bit of water inside for weight they are much smoother and the kids can go for hours with them.

 I was at Staples this week and they had some printed duct tape which is normally very spendy on clearance for a dollar. I grabbed it because it was a super duper deal. Then I needed to come up with a reason to have brought it home.

 Today I saw the hoola hoops, remembered the tape and an idea was born.

Tools I used, Hoop, Tape, and Scissors
 I was going to just roll around the whole thing but it was going to bunch too much and waste tape. So I rolled and cut each strip.
 And it works!!!!
 I had some other duct tape left from a previous project so I did both hoops. This did not take the entire roll and you may be able to get two from one roll but I did not test that theory.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January Freeze

As I drive to work early mornings it is sometimes hard for me to reflect on the Crispness of Winter and the Glory of the Four Seasons. I am more concerned with running late or waiting for windows to defrost and slipping on the ice. Hard to Love the cold when you have to unload a truck in Icey weather for two hours and take the rest of the day to thaw back out. :)

We are back to school now and doing what I would call good. Timothy is still what would be considered behind in his Math, Reading, and Grammar. We are working on it and I am practicing my patience every day. Today he will finish his Math book and advance to the next and something as simple as that means progress and helps me look back and see advancement which is often hard to see in a slow build up. We have to look back and remember where we were to see how we have grown.

Evangeline turned twelve this month. Twelve years a Mother and I still don't know what I am doing. She is beautiful and emotional. She is mostly independent with her work although I do several subjects with her and check all of her work afterwards. I enjoy seeing her read directions no matter how vague and be able to work out in her head how best to accomplish them. It is beautiful in it's own way.

Caleb is a ball of fire. He rushes to get his school done and can never get enough. he is finally reading Bob books and we are now breezing through Phonics Pathways. He is still doing simple math but has started doing a few extra pages a day now that he is excited about it. I am just trying to use this excitement as long as it lasts.

Haven is excited but not as excited as Caleb. His excitement seems to be born more from competition than Love of learning at this point. He just wants to do everything Big Brother does. He is also working on Phonics Pathway but is a little behind Caleb much to his dismay. He is on the same level in math.

I can't wait for Spring. I Love the new life we get to see. I am yearning for my yard and my fingers to thaw out. :)
Yet while it is Winter I am trying to Live in this moment and remember that every moment is a gift from God.

My Beautiful Birthday Girl