Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Looking out my window ... it's a little too warm and sunny for my taste, especially since we are into September. Bring on the morning chilly temps!

I am thinking ... about how blessed I am as a wife, mother, and grandmother.

I am thankful ... for a husband who works hard to make all my dreams come true.

One of my favorite things ... is a day where I actually get out of bed and do all those things that make my day better: exercise, Bible study, shower and get ready. It makes for a successful and productive day.

I am creating ... healthier menus for my family.

I am watching ... Gilmore Girls hoping to get through all of the seasons before the release of the new feature series on Netflix. I have a lot to watch.

I am wearing ... black burnout t-shirt, Miss Me Jeans, black Coach flip flops, FitBit, Rustic Cuff bracelet.

I am reading ... The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera. I'm absorbing it, really. A fascinating read for an introverted homeschooling woman.

I am listening to ... podcasts while I run. Can anyone recommend a good series? I am not very good at locating podcasts. I need them to be about 30 minutes each.

I am hoping ... for a super quiet weekend where I can just get some rest, read, and watch some t.v. It's been a pretty busy couple of weeks so I am declaring this a non-people weekend. This introvert needs some down time!

I am learning ... how to be a better baker.

In the kitchen ... I have been trying to make healthier, homemade versions of some of the kids' favorite, everyday foods. So far I have come up with great recipes for homemade pizza rolls (Brynne's daily lunch staple) and 100% whole wheat bread (for Eli's sandwiches everyday at lunch). The whole wheat bread needed to be soft, like sandwich bread, and I finally found a perfect recipe! Next up? Homemade waffles that can be frozen and then popped into the toaster. Eli has eaten waffles every single morning since he was about 2 years old. I also have a recipe for homemade poptarts. I might try those, too!

In the schoolroom ... We are just doing so well. I couldn't be happier with the progress of our days so far.

In the garden ... I actually pulled out one tomato and some raspberries. My garden has been a disaster this year. However, the sweet potatoes are coming along nicely!!

Board Room ... It's time to start thinking about an election unit!

Post Script ... Literary Analysis is not a High School Requirement by Lee Binz. I want my kids to love reading! That's all.

Shared Quote ...

A Moment from my Day ... That Nana life. It's pretty awesome!


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