simple woman's daybook

For Today August 11, 2016

Looking out my window... beautiful refreshing rain is falling on the parched ground!

I am thinking... if you wait until you think you are ready to do something challenging, you'll never do it.

I am thankful... for my thoughtful husband who ordered a birthday cake for me to be frosted in my favorite color, turquoise.

One of my favorite things... the end of a workout!

I am wearing... tank top, shorts and bare feet.  It's h.o.t and humid.

I am creating... a shopping list.

I read...  Unglued by Lysa Terkeurst for a summer study I do with a few friends.  It was fabulous!  I highly recommend it.

I am hoping... to clean the wood floors on my hands and knees today.  Ugh, it's one of my least favorite chores but so worth it when I'm finished.

I am learning... that a minority of jelly belly candy in a Bean Boozled box are actually tasty.  The others have flavors such as Stinky Socks, Rotten Egg, Moldy Cheese and Canned Dog Food.  :0

In my kitchen... Carnitas in the crock pot and a giant cucumber we found hiding in the garden.

It's huge, right?!

In the school room... planning has begun.  Went to the co-op planning meeting earlier in the week and the boys have already been reading some books for the new school year.  Shhh, they don't know they're for school.  I like to be sneaky that way.  Just leave one or two lying around to peek their interest.  I love it when a plan comes together.

In my garden... cucumbers and tomatoes.  The zucchini are not doing well.  I planted them in a new spot this year and they don't seem happy. 

Shared Quote...

A moment from my day...
Megan's portrait of Patrick.  :)

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  1. Enjoyed visiting with you here today.
    Beginning homeschool planning underway in our house too!
    I get so excited this time of year!
    Have a cozy evening...
    Snuggled up listening to the rain here. : )

  2. Some of those jelly bean flavors are just plain weird. And they seem to get worse in the fall, with Halloween gross-out varieties.

    The end of a working is DEFINITELY the best part.

    Visiting from SWD. Mine's up at Practically at Home.


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