Monday, November 16, 2009

My Daybook

FOR TODAY ~ Monday, November 16, 2009

Outside my window...Cold, windy and gray, with a little's starting to look like a regular Chicago November! I can actually hear the wind howling.

I am thinking... about what it is going to be like having two little boys (and one bigger one :) in the house! I had an ultrasound last week and found out that Baby is a boy! I'm thinking he is going to be another busy one like Little Monkey...I've only been feeling movement for a couple weeks - but it is already strong and persistent. He was very active for the ultrasound, too - which is amazing, as always, to watch!

I am thankful for... my newly reorganized laundry-area, thanks to my hubby who hung up six much-needed shelves on the wall for me! What a huge difference a little order makes! Hoping to post a blog about it later...

From the learning rooms...Still moving slowly through the Alphabet Path - finishing up the letter G and starting on H this week.. working on General's first formal book report, getting started on our Astronomy book and squeezing in some good books about the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving. Maybe even a few pilgrim crafts and recipes, time permitting! Hoping to write a few posts later about this, too :)

From the kitchen...

Monday - baked ham w/pineapple, scalloped potatoes, hot buttered veggies, refrigerator rolls & salad...then ham sandwiches for lunch during the week (yum!)

Tuesday - sausage & egg casserole, muffins, fruit salad

Wednesday - pasta w/ parmesan chicken (frozen from Costco),buttered steamed veggies, salad and bread

Thursday - pizza & salad

Friday - tacos, spanish rice & veggies/dip

I am wearing... a denim skirt that is getting too snug for a growing, bouncy baby, white long-sleeve maternity Tshirt, purple maternity cardigan and warm slippers

I am creating... a decorative yet functional list of reminders for the laundryroom, to help little kiddos remember things like emptying pockets and turning clothes right-side-in. So far, I've typed it up in Word w/a cute font...planning to print it out on some nice paper leftover from past crafts, then frame it and hang it on the wall right about eye-level...we'll see if it helps!

I am going... to the library, but that is it! I ran all of my errands during the weekend - and it feels nice to have it all done before starting the schoolweek...although there are usually so many things that come up anyway ;)

I am reading... What to Expect When You're Expecting, yet again! I think I should have that memorized by now...

I am hoping... to start a bible study with some of my friends - maybe after the holidays.

I am hearing...the kids having fun playing in the living room...although their game is getting louder and wilder as I type - I'm guessing I have about 5 min left before its time to "see" what's going on :)

Around the house...we need to winterize the yard - put away all of the pots & hoses, cut back this summer's perennials, rake the leaves.....

One of my favorite things... the cozy smell of holiday candles - especially cinnamon/spicy/cranberry/apple/pumpkin... yum! (the pic above is from the At Home America their stuff! I'm thinking about hosting a party in the near future - we'll see!)

A few plans for the rest of the week: working on the budget, bills & related paperwork; trying out some Thanksgiving dessert recipes; starting my Christmas shopping online (preferably in my pj's!)

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

To read more Daybooks, or to share one of your own, visit Peggy at the Simple Woman's Daybook


  1. Collette,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. So funny about the dogs and babes : ) Ours is actually a Pudel Pointer, which is a German hunting dog. But she's as friendly as they come.

    I love your candle pic. Made me feel all homey when I stepped in the door : ) Will come back and look more soon : )

  2. I love the Daybook that you use! I am going to steal it and use it on some days!:)

  3. Can't wait to read yours! Of course, you're not stealing at all...I found the Daybook from someone else's blog, who probably found it from someone else... ;)


Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! Things are pretty busy around our house, so I can't always leave as many replies as I would like to. But please know that I look forward to reading every note you send my way - they brighten my day! Blessings,Collette

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