Monday, November 02, 2009

Daybook for November 2


FOR TODAY November 2...

Outside my window... Sunshine! We've had SO much rain, and many gray days lately. But today is a beautiful day. Our poor mulberry trees, which really took a beating during January's ice storm, have lost all their leaves throughout the center and on the top, but not on the sides. They look like little old bald men, trying to hang on to their last fringes of hair.
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I am thankful... for Allstate's Accident Forgiveness. I scraped our piano teacher's red Monte Carlo while I was backing out of our driveway last week. Sigh.
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From our studies... Nathanael is working in his writing book at the table next to me. He loves to write, but I have told him no more stories about Star Wars or Batman. This mom can only take so much!
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From the kitchen... Hot oatmeal for breakfast this morning, and peach yogurt. Tonight, everyone will make their own mini-pizzas, one of the kids' favorite meals.
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I am wearing... Jeans, a pink top and a beige cable-knit hoodie cardigan. (Does the word "hoodie" bother anyone besides me?)
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I am thinking... about how much fun John and I had at the dance Friday night! There were lots of people there, and many came in costume. John didn't think he would enjoy it, but we both had a great time. We figured out our swing dance moves this week!
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I am going... across town to Aldi's, to see if I can get some cheap groceries. May stop at the half-price consignment sale and see if anything interesting is left.
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I am reading... The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks. I generally have a low tolerance for teenage love stories, but I do like Nicholas Sparks as long as he doesn't kill off his main characters, as he was in the habit of doing for a while.
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I am hoping... that the cat will remember that she really does enjoy using her litter box. She's been in rebellion lately, and it is definitely taking a toll on my patience!
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I am hearing... It's fairly quiet around here... odd. The boys must be laying low after I threatened to throw every bit of Halloween candy in the trash if they didn't stop arguing about it.
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Around the house... I have some serious cleaning to do! My bathroom is beyond ick and there is lots of muddy laundry, thanks to all the rain.
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One of my favorite things... A fabulous yard sale! I stopped by one late Saturday afternoon and bought five pair of pants for $5.25... and four of them fit! Whoo-hoo!
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A few plans for the rest of the week: Just the normal activities this week. The three oldest kids will be gone to a church youth event this coming weekend, and I have to get the planning done for next Monday's 4-H club meeting.
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From my Picture Journal: Halloween night. The three oldest kids went off to a youth group Halloween party, and after John took the little boys around the neighborhood, he built a fire in the chiminea and we roasted hot dogs and S'mores. It was a perfect fall evening!

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4 comments:

Mandy in Mayberry said...

I enjoyed your daybook! We're a homeschooling family as well.

Have a blessed week!

A Gracious Home said...

It sounds like you have fun in your life. That's good. I notice you like Neil Diamond. My husband and I went to one of his shows and it was fantastic. The lights were so beautiful just like his voice. The dance you went to sounded wonderful. I'm glad your family had a wonderful Halloween. I like the picture you shared. Have a great week. Doylene

Stephani said...

I love your blog. I especially liked looking at the "My World" part and plan to read more. I may have to add a section like that. You know copying is a form of flattery! Ha! Anyway, I didn't see a link where I could follow your blog. Is there a way to do that?

Sandy said...

Hi Stephani! Thanks for your kind comments :-). When I subscribe to other blogs, I do it through Google Reader (there's a link to different blog readers at the bottom of my right sidebar), but I've seen other people follow blogs by using their Blogger Dashboard. Other than that, I'm afraid I'm not savvy enough to tell you what to do... sorry!
Have a wonderful day!