Tuesday, March 16, 2010

14 years!

This time of the morning, 14 years ago, I was hanging out with my best friend from high school, getting a massage and a manicure.

It was a beautiful day!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook


Outside my window... it is bright and sunny.

I am thinking... about a client last minute issues, and his return is due March 15.

I am thankful for... older children who can somewhat entertain themselves

From the learning rooms... we are learning the names of the 50 states. Wish I knew about this song when I was young!

From the kitchen... a quick tilipia recipe tonight! With cous cous and frozen veggies, it's a true 15 minute meal. Love it!

I am wearing... grey pants and a white shirt. (I'm still in my pjs at 3:45 in the afternoon - sheesh!)

I am creating... a plan for my garden.

I am going... to gymnastics (always a safe bet) and a children's ministry meeting tonight.

I am reading... Just finished Sense & Sensibility. Really enjoyed it! I was struck by a change in admirable character traits represented in the book. Hope to write a blog post about that soon - it's been thought-provoking for me.

I am hoping... Punkin does well on her testing the end of this month.

I am hearing... the 50 states song. The kids heard it while I was finding the link for the above item, and are now listening to it on the laptop.

Around the house... is not too bad!

One of my favorite things... is homeschooling. I'm going to miss it.

A few plans for the rest of the week: beginning planning the kid's birthday parties, last minute client emergencies for the S-corps that have returns due on March 15th, work, school, 2 birthday parties to attend on Saturday!

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Olympic Lapbook

We really enjoyed the Winter Olympics this year. Our favorite events were on too late for the kids to stay up, but we watched a lot online. Punkin's favorite was the figure skating, and she also really cheered for Lindsay Vonn who is from Colorado.

She made a lapbook using this ebook from A Journey Through Learning.

The cover:
The inside:

Folder 1 is about the history of the Greeks and the Olympics:
Folder 2 is about the traditions & symbols of the Olympics.
(There is a map under the Torch Relay of tracing the route.)

Folder 3 is where we tracked all the events and who won the gold medals.I'm glad we did this project. Punkin learned a lot and we had fun!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Family Picture

I've written before about my favorite community event. It's in November, but I'm behind! Here is a family shot of us in our town square. (Little Man has glow in the dark teeth in his mouth.)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook

(written Sunday afternoon)

Outside my window... it is bright and sunny.
I am thinking... about my daughter's friendships.
I am thankful for... Sundays.
From the learning rooms... we are finishing our Olympic lapbook and starting a new unit about space this week.
From the kitchen... I have a great Williams Sonoma cookbook from the library! Can't wait to try out a few more recipes!
I am wearing... jeans, a black and white top, long black sweater, no shoes.
I am creating... I finished (finally!) making an Alpaca fleece purse for Punkin.
I am going... to Awana with the kids.
I am reading... gardening books. Also "Lost, Late & Unprepared."
I am hoping... a nap is in the schedule today.
I am hearing... children playing.
Around the house... is still messy, but cleaner than yesterday morning!
One of my favorite things... is being caught up on the laundry!
A few plans for the rest of the week: work & school

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