Showing posts from February, 2013

happy valentine's day!

We celebrated Valentine's day with homemade cards, candy and heart shaped money as might be expected.

Patrick and I set all the cards and candy on the kitchen table at each childs place so the kids would be surprised when they came down for breakfast.

Before I go on, I must tell you that Mason loves candy!  This isn't just a two year old love of all things sweet.  This is a pure infatuation with anything that could remotely be labeled candy or 'cahny' as Mason would say.  If there is candy in the house that he knows about, even if it's tucked away in a cupboard, he will relentlessly ask and ask for candy day after day, several times a day until it's gone.  The kid is the epitome of a broken record.  When the relentless asking does not yield his desired result, he will even go so far as to wait until the household is out of the kitchen and bring a chair to the counter in an attempt to acquire some candy for himself.  The boy does not lack perseverence.

So, with…

simple woman's daybook

FOR TODAY February 5, 2013
Outside my window...
Skies are dark and overcast and it is gently snowing.

I am thinking... I'd like to be anonymous sometimes.

I am thankful... for warm shelter during these cold winter months.

In the kitchen... we will be having grilled pork chops, potatoes and squash for dinner tonight.  Wait, I take that back, it's pizza Tuesday.

I am wearing... black fleece pants, gray t-shirt and an orange fleece coat.  Not exactly the front page of a fashion magazine this morning but it's warm.

I am creating... craft projects for the young kids in co-op to put together on Friday.

I am going... to enjoy getting away for a women's retreat in a few weekends.

I am wondering... if parenting ever gets easy?  Should this be put in the dream category or the long term goal category??

I am reading... An Honest Look at a Mysterious Journey by John & Joanna Stumbo.  One of the best books I've read in a long time.

I am hoping... to have a few new bird houses put o…