Monday, July 13, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - July 13, 2009

For today...

Outside my window...another sunny Monday. Again, it's supposed to be nice all this week. My plan is to go to the pool after work tomorrow. Now I just have to get Rondell on board :)

I am thinking...about how great it felt to rearrange my kitchen cabinets yesterday. Now my spices are in a bigger cabinet instead of being all squished together and the kids' items are mixed in with ours instead of being in their own cabinet. Now we just need to pull out the stove and fridge to sweep and mop underneath.

I am thankful for...Rondell's mom. She takes the kids when I need her to and it gives me time to get things done. I was able to be very productive yesterday while they played in the kiddie pool at her house and had ice cream.

From the kitchen...lasagna. I made lasagna last night and so we'll have that tonight and tomorrow for leftovers. And last night my MIL sent over smoked turkey wings and mashed potatoes...YUM.

I am reading (finishing)...Following God with all Your Heart. It's taking me a while because we've been busy or by the end of the day I'm just sleepy. It's a great book and I should be done this week and then I can start on my new James Patterson.

I am hoping...for another weekend with nice weather.

I am praying...for my children. First, for their fighting. They have been fighting like crazy lately and it has to stop. I also just pray for them to grow up to be God-loving, strong, assertive, young people.

Around the house...I need to wash the walls. There is a lot of dust and they need to be wiped down.

One of my favorite things...a Sunday nap.

A few plans for the rest of the week...I hope to get to the pool tomorrow and work in the yard this week. I need to repot some pots where the flowers didn't do too well. I also would like to go for a walk this evening.


Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

My kids, too, have been bickering a lot lately. It's so draining.

Jenn said...

Sounds like you have a great mother-in-law. She takes the kids and brings food over? Awesome! Have a great week!

♥ Kenlie ♥ said...

I want the pool too. :)

Carrie said...

It must be mid-summer kids are at each other's nerves, too...and mine! I always love your lists! It really helps me to think about my week, too! And...if I could come for dinner, I would love it! Lasagna...MMMMMM! I also LOVE Sunday naps! Have a great week!

I might not be around much...we are getting ready to leave on Thursday for FL! I hope to check in...but if not...I'll miss your updates and have a wonderful week!

Julie said...

When my kiddos can't quite the bickering, I get them busy in the house. There is always some sort of chore that needs to be done. Getting the kids to work together helps to quiet the fussing down.

If you are like me, you get tired of being the referee . . . I decided to turn that energy into productive energy!