Monday, December 7, 2009

My Daybook - December 7, 2009

Outside my window... this year's first dusting of snow!

I am thinking... about Christmas planning and preparations

I am thankful for... good medicine for little boys who develop croup every time they catch a cold! Something that might've been serious in times past...

From the learning rooms... besides the three R's, our studies this December are centered on a Christmas-theme (which includes literature, crafts, baking :), history, Bible...)

From the kitchen...tonight it's Hamburger Stroganof over egg-noodles, garlic green beans, italian bread and salad (Hubby's favorite dinner!)

I am wearing... purple maternity cardigan over purple-striped top, jeans and warm slippers

I am creating...Christmas memories for my family! And I'm hoping to find time to make a dolly-sized blanket & pillow to go along with the wooden doll cradle we're giving to Rose on Christmas :) (Shhhh...)

I am going... to the library, post office (to mail Christmas cards) & Ace to buy Lestoil, a cleaner recommended for removing grease stains from hubby's new collared work shirts. Just curious - has anyone heard any warnings about handling Lestoil during pregnancy???

I am re-reading... Minding Your Own Business by Raymond & Dorothy Moore - a book about homeschool family businesses.

I am have lots of snow here tomorrow night (the forecast is between 3 & 8 inches!), and to be rid of the flu in our house once & for all.

I am hearing...the sounds of the kids playing restaurant together, with lots of coughing and sniffling!

Around the house... need to put away a large pile of fall decorations that somehow didn't make it back into their box the first time around!

One of my favorite things... anise-flavored Christmas cookies!

A few plans for the rest of the week: Finish ordering Christmas gifts, write a shopping list for Christmas cookie ingredients, cleanup my "office" and files.

Here are two picture-thoughts I am sharing...

~ Little Monkey's puzzled expression as he sees snow for the first time ~
(I'm hoping he'll be well enough to play outside when there's more snow on Wednesday!)

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