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FOR TODAY April 30, 2012
Outside my window... the raindrops are still clinging to the leaves and branches under a quiet gray sky this morning.

I am thinking... that today is the last day of April and my niece's 5th birthday.

I am thankful... for the whispers of a loving God.

In the kitchen... leftover birthday cake from Megan's birthday celebration on Saturday and chicken chili.

I am wearing... the colors purple, white, gray, green and black. 

I am creating... this blog post.

I am going... to take a photo a day in May.

I am wondering... what it's going to be like for us when the road construction begins.  I hope we'll be able to handle the inconvenience well.

I am reading... the uncommon woman by Susie Larson.

I am hoping... that the doctor visit goes okay today.

I am looking forward to... full fledged summer weather.

I am learning... all about Ronald Reagan's administration.

Around the house... quiet sleeping children and the remnants of a birthday party.

I am pondering...…

One of Those Weeks

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Have you ever awoken on Monday morning with the sun shining, birds singing and the thought comes into your head, "This is going to be a great week!"?  Fast forward to Friday and your eyes barely open because the sun is too bright, the birds are too loud and the thought this time is, "Thank goodness it's Friday, I feel like I've been run over by a truck"!  Yeh, that's me.  Today.  This week has taken the wind from my sails.  I am going to need all weekend to catch my breath.  Whew.

I saw this cartoon on Facebook and just had to share.  It sorta sums up why the week was so crazy for me. :)  Have a great weekend!

the simple woman's daybook

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FOR TODAY April 18, 2012
Outside my window... it's cold and rainy.

I am thinking... about real estate and wondering if my kids will have grandma & grandpa close.

I am thankful... for the listening ears of my friends.

In the kitchen... the coffee pot has finished brewing and the 'hot element' light is still on from last night's dinner even though everything on the stovetop is off.  (?) 

I am wearing... my jammies.  It's too early for me to be dressed and ready for the day especially with nothing on the calendar.

I am creating... hmmm, going through a dry spell for creations of any sort.  This is my first blog post in 16 days!  How do I jumpstart my creative side?

I am going... to enjoy the motivation that a rainy day gives to finish laundry and read with the kids.

I am wondering... why my fourth child is so strong willed.  This mama was hoping that parenting the fourth would be easier than the rest and it's actually much more difficult.

I am reading... C…

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FOR TODAY April 2, 2012
Outside my window... the sun is shining and birds are singing and two ducks are waddling through the backyard.

I am thinking... about April Fool's day and how the usually predictable me pulled one over on my neighbor.

I am thankful... for the illness that is going through the house right now.  Makes me extra thankful for healthy children.

In the kitchen... box cereal for breakfast, pb&j for lunch and a bemused look for dinner.

I am wearing... my jammies.  I will eventually change into jeans and a long sleeved shirt.

I am creating... that same bemused look that I had for dinner is being inserted here too.

I am going... to see about taking Mr. M in to the doctor this morning.  I can hear another episode of croup invading his airways.

I am wondering... how big our little puppy is going to get.  He is almost as big as predicted and is only 5 months old.

I am reading... Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist.

I am hoping... to get together with my dear friend today or …