Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Simple Daybook for May

Outside my window... Baby Girl is playing in the small amount of dirt we have and Boy is making a tower with his megablocks

I am thinking...about this image of Christ

I am thankful...for the cool mornings lately.

In the kitchen...beef stew, cornbread and some sort of dessert. a very simple meal for family and two visitors after vespers and Bible study tonight.

I am wearing...a soft purple scarf made from bamboo (!) given to me by my oldest sister

I am creating...peace in my home by decluttering as much as I can with four lovely children 'underfoot'

I am make plans to travel & see the new family babies this summer

I am the folks at Blimey Cow decide on the week's topic.

I am reading...Sink Reflections by Flylady and Screwtape Letters by C.S.Lewis- yes, I have both books multiple times.

I am go to the big park day on Friday between preschool and is only once a month and I have to 'socialize' those kids! Really, it is only I needing socialization

I am looking forward to...the Spring semester finishing in the middle of the month. I don't teach a lot, but it takes up a lot of space in my brain.

I am listen to uplifting podcasts while cleaning instead of political talk radio! baby steps to a more positive me!

Around the schooling, playing and hopefully helping me cook dinner a bit later- then- off to ballet!

I am pondering...

A favorite quote for today..."I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won't have to die. The truth is you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren't even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they're doing it". - Anne Lamott

Some of my favorite things...rice cakes, dark chocolate, Irish breakfast tea, black trash bags for Goodwilling, Castle & Pysch on Hulu- even though I can always figure out the mystery before they do, my husband who seems to get that I am an extreme introvert,  podcasts helping wean me off talk radio!

A few plans for the rest of the week:


  1. I love the stages of procrastination. I think I will do that with what's left of my week, with a particular focus on the crisis stage.

  2. Just popped in to say hi, thank you for the link to blimey cow I will be sharing these with my nephews. great stuff :)

  3. MadCow- me too!

    Maggi- I think my big girls are old enough to watch some of them- they're fun

  4. Oh, those procrastination steps! I'm so familiar with them all....

  5. Thanks for the link to the website that features good religious art at

  6. 'Claire Maria' is totally spam- but I am leaving the comment because it is SO RANDOM! haha


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