Showing posts from March, 2014

The Home Stretch

So how is it possible that we are about to start April?  I just spent some time getting myself organized for the final 9 weeks of school and I just kept shaking my head.  I can't believe we are already at the end of the school year.  And I KNOW it will go fast since this is when we have all the concerts and competitions and field trips.  Fun and exhausting times are ahead! 

Today is also the last day of Spring Break.   We've had a busy week with only one day of doing nothing.  Oh wait, that one day was for ME!  I hadn't stopped for over a week so I took Saturday off.  That meant I did not change out of my pjs.  I did not cook.  I did not  clean.  I did not take children anywhere.  There was food in the house and Baby Girl went off to see a friend where the IO dropped her off and the mom brought her home. 

It was wonderful.

Since I didn't do any mommy duties that day, I had time to work on Too Pooped. 


It is completely stitched, but not yet complete.  I …

The Simple Woman's Daybook


Outside my window... it was another gorgeous day.   It was supposed to be rainy and it started out cloudy, but it turned into a nice sunny day, cool enough to open the windows to air the house out. 
I am thinking... that this is turning into an expensive Spring Break!  So far we have been to two plays (one play twice to be more specific), one movie (our movies are $10 a pop and that's before snacks!) out to dinner three times, grocery shopping for the week, and clothes shopping twice.  Oh and we got a saucer chair for the family room.  This is when I miss that double income.... I am also thinking that I've hit my 90 day mark from my surgery.  I'm definitely feeling much better, but I'm also realizing that me feeling normal is a new type of normal.  Some things are better, others will be an adjustment. 
I am thankful... for my family.  No one can make me crazier, but I'll never give them up.
In the kitchen... I actually made up a menu for this week to follow …

The Simple Woman's Daybook


Outside my window... it is the first day of spring and it will be feeling like it!!!  It's sunny and warm and we expect a high of 78 by the afternoon.  According to my thermometer it is 68 right now.  (hmm I felt a disturbance in the force.  Many bloggers have feelings that will move them to the dark side if they aren't careful.  I am sending virtual warmth to quiet the disturbance down.....)
I am thinking... that I need to pay some bills.  I hate paying bills.  Then again I don't know many people who do.......
I am thankful... that the IO has a job so that I can pay those bills.  Money is still tight, but we're not starving.  Or hungry.  Well maybe a little hungry, it's time for lunch!
In the kitchen... I made a few changes to my roasted chicken last night which were not a hit.  I have a new spice container that is used to flavor olive oil to dip bread into (Publix was having a food demo and WOW is it good!) so I decided to add it to my chicken.  Everybody a…

Saturday Sky

Today #1 Son had a band competition and his school got straight superiors!!!  This means we are going to State sometime in May.  I'd be sharing pictures of the event but I didn't get one.

However I did get a picture of my Saturday Sky.

We were headed home after dinner and I made a U-turn once I saw the sun setting over the lake.  Gorgeous!!!

I also have a finish to share, a charity blanket from The Eastern Regional Oddball Blanket group on Ravelry.  

Mine is the top light blue.  I'm almost done with blanket #2, and I got two more waiting for me!!  I signed up for a few blankets over the past month because I wasn't getting any in the mail, so of course they all show up at once!! 

Hope everybody is having a great wknd!!

The Simple Woman's Daybook


Outside my window...If I could bottle today's weather, I would.  It was the perfect day.  It was VERY rainy this AM, but by the afternoon it was gorgeous.  The thermometer said it was 78, but it must have been very low in humidity because it was VERY comfortable, plus we had a cool breeze thruout the whole house.  Absolutely beautiful.  The windows are still open and the cats are enjoying the cool breezes from the yard.
I am thinking... that it's been awhile since I've taken the cats to the vet.  I need to double check when they last went, plus Princess REALLY needs her teeth cleaned.  Her gums tend to get inflamed and she can get really bad breath!
I am thankful... that I am really starting to feel better.  I still get twinges and my scars irritate me thruout the day, but for the most part I am starting to feel like my old self.  My energy level is almost back to normal, I can almost bend and grab something from the floor (I still have to squat, but not as much).  …

Weekend Update

I seriously do NOT know where the time goes.   I was mentally preparing my Simple Woman's Daybook and BAM! it's almost a week later!  I'm either running around like a maniac (which I shouldn't be doing yet) OR I'm recovering from running around like a maniac!  When I feel good I just roll with it, trying to get as much done as I can.  However when I do that I'm usually down a day or two later.  I'm not making myself worse so that's all I really care about!

Plus those downtimes can prove to be productive!!!  I decided to pull out another cross stitch from the pile, Too Pooped.  She's another oldie but goodie (2006 I think), but I really want to get her done.  I still really like her and can see her finished on the wall.  Here she was the last time I worked on her back in September 2013

Here she is as of today

I have the birds and the rest of the tree underneath it to finish and the stitching will be done.  THEN the backstitching.....  I am getting ex…