The Simple Woman’s Daybook

August 11, 2008 at 11:48 am (The Simple Woman's Daybook)

For today

I’m doubling up on house keeping tasks so everything gets done despite two days away from home this week.

Outside my window

A standard Arizona August day.  Clear, hot, slight breeze.

I am thinking

That I am so glad a friend of mine is alive for one more day.

I am thankful for

A husband who absorbs the difficulties of life and makes everything ok again.

From the kitchen


I am wearing

My nightgown still!

Once I’m done cleaning, I’ll throw it in the laundry, shower and put big girl clothes on.

I am reading

Protocol Matters!  A birthday gift that I inadvertently (honest) opened upon its delivery.

I am hoping

To make a nice day for Mr Perfect’s birthday tomorrow!

I am hearing

Mossflower, a book on CD playing for the boys.

Around the house

A sparkling clean master bedroom, with clean carpet thanks to my new Dyson.

Next up is the master bath.

One of my favorite things

Friends pulling together for a common cause.

A few plans for the rest of the week


Bringing Daisy home tomorrow, a visit with my grandmother, and Mr. Perfect’s birthday tomorrow.  Errands and lessons Wednesday, then home sweet home for the rest of the week.


Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you


A family photo we had to shoot to accompany an upcoming magazine article.

Lando, Daisy, Q, Mr Perfect, Rose, HanSolo


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The Simple Woman’s Daybook

August 4, 2008 at 10:07 am (The Simple Woman's Daybook)

For Today…

Outside my Window

breezy and overcast, with a slight promise of rain tonight!

I am thinking

I’ve got to stick with new habits of exericise.

I am thankful for

the ability to work out.  (I can’t believe I said I was THANKFUL for that!)

From the kitchen

coffee . . . yummm . . .

I am wearing

denim skirt, pink T, gold sandals.

I am reading…

Tapestry of Grace Year 1 Unit 1

I am hoping…

the vacuum situation is easily managed.

I am hearing…

girls working through math, and boys buzzing around with blocks and trucks.

Around the house

things are pretty well managed and in good order.  Yeah!

One of my favorite things…

being the only one awake in the house . . . it’s almost as good as being alone!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…

quiet and home with the exception of crazy Wednesday.  Home – love it!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

I bought a Miele vacuum that was supposed to be this wonderful recommended for allergies high powered vacuum.  After having it for three months I tested my suspicions and vacuumed the downstairs portion of the house with it.  Then I borrowed my girlfriend’s Dyson.  This is what was pulled from the carpet.  I put the lens cap to show scale.  (Yes, I cleaned it before putting it back on the camera!)

Eewww!  Yes, the Miele is going back, and I’m getting a Dyson!

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook

July 21, 2008 at 8:05 am (The Simple Woman's Daybook)

For Today…

Outside my Window . . . another monsoon day.  Even the trees look droopy under the heat and humidity. 

I am thinking . . . if I am going to more wisely redeem the time I have, I’m going to have to practice dying to my self more.  Ouch!

I am thankful for . . . my perfect husband.

From the kitchen . . . nothing that will require firing up the oven, that’s for sure.

I am creating . . . kits for our business, playing in fabric, fun fun fun!

I am going . . . to book club tonight!

I am wearing . . . the new night gown I made from one of our new patterns.  Very cute, even if I do say so myself.

I am reading . . . Tapestry of Grace Year 1, Unit 1, in preparation for ordering books for next year.

I am hoping . . . That Mr. Perfect will build square-foot garden boxes for each of the children.

I am hearing . . . the hum of the heat pump cooling our home.  The children are still in bed, so it’s nice and quiet.

Around the house . . . piles of resources from our home educators convention and books we’re perusing for next year.  Tidying up for the week is next!

One of my favorite things . . . winding down our current academic year while planning/anticipating the next.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week . . . perhaps tea with a friend here at my house today or tomorrow, and book club tonight.  Crazy Wednesday as usual, and other than that, home, home, home!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you . . . from our recent trip to Seattle.  Isn’t the color amazing?


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The Simple Woman’s Daybook

July 8, 2008 at 8:04 pm (The Simple Woman's Daybook)

It has been a rediculously busy, medically annoying, stressful few months around here.  I’m in the process of getting a ‘catch up’ post written and some new photos gathered for you.  In the mean time, however, I have stumbled upon The Simple Woman’s Daybook.  While it is supposed to be thought through and posted on Mondays, I thought I’d give it a go to help me jump back into regular posting.



Fun, fun, fun!

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Outside my Window… a breeze blows through the heap of metal that used to frame a canopy before our first microburst ripped it to shreds and shrapnel.


I am thinking… I’m so pleased to hear the boys playing behind me, chattering away in Polish with more and more English creeping into their vocabularies.

I am thankful for… the travel that Mr Perfect was expecting for work being cancelled.

From the kitchen… chicken stock that Daisy started, simmering away and smelling wonderful.

I am creating… a new nightgown from a new pattern we just got in.  Very cute!

I am going… tomorrow for a sinus CT, to deliver Mr Perfect to work, Sprouts, the library, music lessons, my grandmothers’, back to pick up Mr Perfect from work, home, and then bible study.  Another crazy, 200 mile – Wednesday!

I am wearing… my favorite ripped up denim skirt and a grape-wine colored t-shirt.  Hair is straightened and up in a clip.  I will, however, get cleaned up a bit before Mr Perfect gets home.  😉

I am reading… Pride and Prejudice under doctor’s orders.  (He said to do something relaxing every day!)

I am hoping… to be steadfast in my latest attempt at consistent exercise.

I am hearing… the children all singing/humming the “Happy Working Song” from Enchanted.

Around the house… it feels like something is missing – and will remain so until Mr Perfect gets home later tonight.

One of my favorite things… whipping up cuteness in Chaos!

A few plans for the rest of the week… continue our routines, enjoy my family, and get ready for sewing with a lovely group of young ladies on Monday!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you… Hmm . . . I’ll have to learn how to move photos onto the computer so I can do this like a big girl!

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