Monday, February 1, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook 2.1.10

FOR TODAY February 2, 2010

Outside my window... The pond has a layer of ice over the top and is glistening. I can still see tracks in the snow from the children's "redneck sledding" over the weekend. What is that you may ask? Well, in places like West TN where we are not prepared for 10 inches of snow, we don't have sleds etc. for winter fun. SO, last year my husband designed a homemade "sled" wherein he tied the aluminum boat to his four wheeler and drug the kids all over the yard. It was a hit and was replayed this weekend!

I am excited I am that Science Fair is OVER! We did indeed get a winter storm and toyed with calling it off. Instead, we decided to go ahead and just judge even if no judges showed up...we would just use our husbands! As a testament to our incredible judges...we had a great turnout and now it is over!!!! It was a slippery drive home, but totally worth it!

I am thankful for... a weekend of being snowed in and being forced to stay home. We ate, watched movies, played in the snow (okay, I didn't play in the snow), played games, ate and slept in! It was a weekend straight from Heaven!

From the learning rooms...back to the grindstone. This week will be catch up after several consumed with Science Fair. Both B.B. and Dancer have projects due this week that have been put on the back burner...they just got moved to the front!

From the kitchen...Well, due to being snowed in and doing a lot of eating, the cabinets are a bit bare. I am going to have to go see what is there and work some magic!

I am wearing...P.J.'s, not a good way to start off the morning of catch up!

I am creating...I hope a home where my children know they are LOVED, not only by us but by a Heavenly Father who adores them. I want to be a picture of that loving God to them, not an angry, judgemental one that I am afraid they see too often.

I am, nowhere. again. and I LOVE it!

I am reading...Only the scripture and my Bible Study.

I am hoping...for a return to some simplicity after the craziness of the past couple of months.

I am hearing...Tigercub announcing that he is awake and ready to get up. I must hurry or his crib organizer will be on the floor and emptied out!

Around the house...Well, you would think that 2 1/2 days of being home with nothing going on, my house would be in order. You would be wrong...although I did manage to vacuum up the floor in the kitchen, you can no longer make a meal there. Today we will strip beds and catch up on laundry and HOPEFULLY scrub bathrooms, dust, and vacuum. I think those plans are a little too ambitious but I am willing to give it the ole college try!

One of my favorite things... SNOWED IN WEEKENDS!!!

A few plans for the rest of the week: We have LOTS going on! Dance twice this week, guitar twice this week, church, choir, and Bible Study, B.B. practice and cheerleading practice and games this weekend.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

Finally downloaded pics from Christmas. This is from my brother's visit. Are those boys adorable or what?

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Belles said...

You and I got excited over the same thing this weekend. SNOWDAY!
Aren't they great, I lvoe the way you refered to sledding as "redneck", by boys hooked an old metal coke sign to the four wheeler. LOL

Growin' with it! said...

what a pretty picture! i like your long hair. ☺

Stephanie said...

You sound like me. We spent the entire weekend home. I thought I was cleaning the house but it turns out it's a bigger mess today than it was on Friday.

Aimee said...

I want to go redneck sledding!!! It sounds awesome - way better than a plain old sled :)

Sahara said...

The whole family is adorable! I ejoyed reading your daybook post!


Spesamor Academy said...

You're daughter is way outnumbered, isn't she? :)

stitchinfiend said...

Loved reading about your snow - here in Aust where I live we never get snow. Loved your family pic.

A Gracious Home said...

All the children are cute. It's a great picture. We have been enjoying the snow. Our roads were cleared so we could get out. I hope you have a great week. Doylene

Lea said...

Oh! I could just sense your relief of having last week behind you. So glad you had such a great week-end, it was well deserved! I hope it is a great week and I did love the picture!