Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Daybook for September 7, 2010

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted a daybook. My links folder is growing, I just need to finish a couple other projects before I put a chunk of time toward a link post. I know you're on the edge of your seats. :>)

Outside my window... It feels like fall. Mornings are all of a sudden crisp and chilly. The windows are only closed if it's too cold.

I am thinking... that I need to work on write-ups for the saints on the stained glass windows at church. There's just so much to say about each of them, and I don't want to be too long winded!

I am thankful for... the decision to purchase a used jogging stroller/bike trailer. I haven't used it as a trailer yet, but we've walked over to the farm a number of times with it and I really like it. I waffled on spending the money, not sure that I'd use it, but so far it seems like a great decision.

From the learning rooms... PRESCHOOL! We are participating in a pre-school co-op with seven or so other moms and 3 year olds (final numbers are still pending). It's a great opportunity for us and I'm really excited about it.

From the kitchen... I offered to make snacks for the first month of preschool. So far, I've done butterscotch bars and vanilla wafers, except the cookies ended up completely flat and melded together. So I used a pizza cutter on them. There was a small kitchen fire while I was working on macaroni and cheese from the book How To Cook Everything, but I just blew it out like a birthday candle. (I don't think that's what "from the kitchen" means, but still...) Um, I made some chicken fried rice that wasn't great; tortillas/taco meat/beans etc., but the tortillas didn't turn out so well; and baked spaghetti.

I am wearing... an old softball t-shirt jersey and knit pants.

I am creating... plans for preschool stations. Since I have so many ideas, they put me in charge - now I have to narrow them down.

I am pondering... what life is going to be like. My father-in-law was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and the future is not at all what we expected.

I am reading... He Leadeth Me by Fr. Walter Ciszek. So far, it isn't grabbing me like it has so many others.

I am hoping... to finish a baby gift for a special friend before the little one starts walking!

I am hearing... Hubs watching Animal House - we just changed satellite providers and he's enjoying figuring out the new system.

Around the house... things are needing some love. The back screen door is falling apart bit by bit and one bathroom is having some troubles. Not sure what to do since Hubs is embarking on a stretch of weeks where he spends many, many hours each day in a tractor.

One of my favorite things... I gave Goose a toy donkey today, and she has been playing with it, a donkey from her Little People Nativity, and a donkey from her Resurrection Eggs - a Papa donkey, Mama donkey, and Goose donkey. :>)

A few plans for the rest of the week... preschool tomorrow, meeting for our church anniversary celebration Thursday morning, Altar Society Thursday evening, work on Friday and maybe hit a church rummage sale, Husker football game on Saturday (Go Big Red! It's been years since I've been in Memorial Stadium), and I think my parents are coming on Sunday. Upcoming is the semi-annual children's consignment sale where I get most of Goose's clothing.

A picture thought I am sharing... first day of preschool last week.


Kim said...

Busy girl! Praying for your FIL, family and you, too!

I should do that day book thing. Sure is fun reading other people's versions.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Wow, Goose is looking so grown up! Can't believe she has started preschool already!!!

I'm continuing to keep your father-in-law in my prayers.

2Shaye ♪♫ said...

I so want to start daybooking when I begin blogging again. It's always inspirational to see what you're up to. And Goose is really growing up. She looks so much older than she did the last time we passed through your area. I can hardly believe it!!