Monday, July 20, 2009

For Today ...

(inspired by the Simple Woman's Daybook)

OUTSIDE MY WINDOW ... is evidence of a too wet summer and not enough sunshine - the blooms are very small on the hydrangea.
I AM THINKING ... it would be great if outrigger canoe camp continued all the way through summer - both Claire and Cole had such a wonderful two weeks, whatever will they do with their time now that camp is over?
WE ARE LEARNING … that reading is good and we're plowing through our summer reading lists
I AM THANKFUL FOR ... silent moments, too few and far between
FROM THE KITCHEN ... the two littlest members are learning how to use the gas stove safely
I AM WEARING ... a white t-shirt, black crop pants, black flip flops (my summer uniform!)
I AM GOING ... to be more consistent with my daily walks - and push myself to go farther each day
I AM READING ... The Real Simple Magazine book on Household Solutions. It is filled with tons of basics and great photos. Perfect for the kids!
I AM CREATING ... a couple of mini books - purchased a month ago
I AM HOPING ... I'm striking the right balance between strict and permissive for my very challenging teenage children
I AM HEARING ... the kids singing "I'm On a Boat" and fingers crossed it is not the explicit version (though, I'm afraid there is no clean version ... ugh!)
AROUND THE HOUSE ... we're slowly getting each room organized: lots of cleaning and purging
ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS ... sleeping with the fan on and a light blanket
A FEW PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK/SUMMER ... a bit of this, a bit of that, a lot of laughter, many wet towels and much meat on the grill!
This is just a small selection of Cole's "Lord of the Rings" figurine collection. He's been really good about purging his books, sports equipment and clothes. The figurines will never leave.


jillconyers said...

Great "For Today". Enjoy the inspiration of Simple Woman's Handbook.

jillconyers said...

Ooops...I meant Daybook. Where did I get handbook LOL