This is my own Cajun Cottage version of the Simple Woman's Daybook
Outside my Window...early summer storm threatens on the horizon.
I am thinking. . . of what I want to read in Adoration tonight.
I am thankful for. . . geeky computer friends who are so much geekier than I am...and actually understand all the geeky stuff that I only pretend to know...and can actually clean-up all the geeky messes I make on my computer.
From the schoolroom. . .today was 8AM-3 PM co-op day, so the children were a little taken aback when, upon getting home, I told them to do a lesson of math and some reading. Jaws unhinged, teeth unclinched, eyes popped out. Basically, they came unglued. Surely Mommy jests! I patiently (patiently!) explained that the end of May is but a breeze away. It's a case of learning discipline over our time, our matter, and our studies. It's a lesson in learning perserverance.
From the kitchen. . . It was fried frog legs in Louisiana History class today.
Supper was going to be leftovers but my husband just called me from the soccer field. The boys and coaches are all stopping for a bite to eat. He's going to bring me home a nice salad.
I'm also greatly enjoying my newish-old copy of The Butt'ry Shelf Cookbook by Mary Mason Campbell and Tasha Tudor. I LOVE this little book. It's currently out-of-print and used copies run for quite a buck. I was extremely lucky to find a good used copy for $8.99.
I am wearing. . . blue jeans and white-floral T-shirt.
I am creating... actually I've been enjoying the jewelry creations spun by Singing Ladybug Mama. So many lovely, summery, fanciful things that make thoughtful gift-giving even more thoughtful and creative. Go see her shop here:
Singing Ladybug Jewelry
I am going. . .to Adoration with my husband.
I am reading. . .My Heart Lies South by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (I've been asked for my opinion on this book. Stay tuned for review later.)
I am hoping. . .all is quiet on the home front w/ my sister-in-law and niece. Thank you for all the prayers. So far they are doing much better.
I am hearing. . . the light pitter-patter of little raindrops on the roof.
I am praying...for my sister-in-law and niece.
Observing the Liturgical Calendar... May is all about Mary. Plans are for:
Around the house. . . I'm too tired to look. One day it's clean. Another day it's cluttered. Let me just say...'tis lived in.*
* This has not changed since last week's daybook. Last night I was overwhelmed. Truly overwhelmed. There are too many remodeling jobs going on around here, school is finishing and the schoolroom desperately needs a decluttering maid, and I'm thinking we simply have too much furniture around here.
Without getting into details, the house was a disaster. I can hardly leave the house on Monday mornings if it is not at least picked-up with some semblance of order. I also never go to bed without a good swift pick-up/clean-up around the house. It's a habit and a good one. And that's what I did last night (Mother's
Day Night) before going to bed at midnight. When it was finished, I slept very well.
The schoolroom and cabinets are on my hit-list next.
One of my favorite things. . . the smell of rain and listening to Annie read this library book over and over and over and over and...:
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont (Hat Tip to my picturebook-loving-buddy Joann for mentioning this fabulous book on her blog)---break out the fingerpaint and make sure your library allows you to keep this book a full two
weeks months years. Your little reader will NOT want to part with it. Guaranteed delight! Makes a wonderful birthday gift complete with fingerpaints and paint brushes.
(Stay tuned for some whimsical artwork and face painting.)
A few plans for the rest of the week. . .a couple of ballgames. That's all. Lucky me!
Here is picture thought I am sharing...
Big sister braiding little sister's hair in the vehicle on our way to the Abbey.