simple woman's daybook

FOR TODAY April 22,2013

Outside my window... 
I see robins, cedar waxwings and red winged blackbirds out and about.

I am thinking... about my beautiful daughter who turns six this weekend.

I am thankful... for the opportunity to stay at home with my children and the freedom to school them at home.

In the kitchen... homemade lotion.

I am wearing... a red t-shirt, black fleece jacket and black pants.

I am creating... gifts for five wonderful women.

I am going... to enjoy a specialty coffee this morning.

I am wondering... what pictures to use for a new home decor project I'm working on.

I am reading... Home Improvement: Eight Tools for Effective Parenting by Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller

I am hoping... to see the sunshine more and more with each passing day.  So far the forecast is looking pretty gray.

I am looking forward to... summer vacation and relaxation!!

I am learning... new ways to parent effectively.

Around the house... a sleeping dog, children with full tummies, raindrops on windows and a mama on the computer.

I am pondering... as we celebrate Earth day, what did the earth look like after God first created it and how different the earth may be today.

A favorite quote for today... "... How can one know color in perpetual green, and what good is warmth without cold to give it sweetness?" ~John Steinbeck

One of my favorite things... an appointment free day.

A few plans for the rest of the week: finish lesson plans for the school year, continue the spring cleaning/cleanout that we began this weekend and enjoy fellowship with friends throughout the week.

A peek into my day...
At any given moment Mason can be counted upon to make a gun out of whatever he's holding. Here, it is a Nerf gun, but I've also seen him use a baseball bat, remote control, pencil/crayon/marker, squirt bottle, stick and even the broom as a gun. Today he told me he was shooting bananas at me!
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