An August Monday Daybook

Outside my window...grey with the hint of rain. A slightly cooler snap in the heat for today which I’ll take, even if it left all the humidity.

I am thinking...about that fact that we really will begin school next week. After several false starts this summer and my plans not working out quite like I thought, we will official get back to work on the 13th. I’m ready, but I have a little planning to do this week to make it so.

I am thankful...for a wonderful anniversary weekend. T and I celebrated ten years with a date night on Friday and I got to sleep in on Saturday until 8 a.m.! Unheard of! We then followed up our kid-free evening with a kid-full evening and took the crew to the county fair. A perfect way to celebrate our marriage – a night without kids and a night full of family fun.

In the kitchen...I have a whole chicken in the crockpot cooking so I can shred it for dinners later this week. I made this quiche last week and it was wonderful – hoping to roll it back in another time this month! I seem to have gotten a little of my menu planning groove back after a long hot summer of not wanting to cook and it feels good.

Maybe it's just because I haven't had quiche in a while, but this was so good.

I am favorite hot pink skirt and a grey t-shirt.

I am creating...appointments in my planner. Making dr appointments and calling about dates for a few fall homeschool outings. Yet also trying to create space for breathing and being as go-go-going all the time is not good for me as this summer has reminded me.

I am do a lot of laundry today. And some things around the house this week to gear up for school. We may plan in one more fun summer outing this week, but otherwise, I’m ready for a little more routine to our days.

I am reading...

I am looking forward to...a new video series that our small group is starting tomorrow night, The Truth Project from Focus on the Family. And since kids come to our small group, I’m looking forward to them going through the What’s in the Bible series.

I am learning…about how busy little boys are. Wow. I thought B was busy, but this is a whole new level. : )

Popcorn two times in one day. He's had a good day.

Around the should see my school room! For our anniversary, T helped me reorganize and arrange the room and built four new bookshelves for my closet! Our school room (the bonus room in our house) had a regular clothes closet with a bar that we had put one bookshelf in for storage. It worked. : ) T went in there there last week, took out the bar, and built four floor-to-ceiling bookshelves so I have a place to put all our art supplies, curriculum that we aren’t currently using, work the girls have done that I want to archive, and my scrapbooking supplies. And I still have several shelves still empty! Of course, while he was installing the shelves, we had to completely empty the closet of everything in there which provided me with the opportunity to go through and purge a ton of stuff. Several garbage bags left our house last week and that felt good! More pictures soon…

The schoolroom has gotten a huge clean out and scrubbing. As ready as we'll ever be to start school in another week!

I am pondering...Proverbs 16:9. This was mentioned in a sermon a few weeks ago and it has stuck. I’m pretty sure that this was my theme verse for the summer.

Didn't realize this was my theme verse for summer 2012 until I heard it in yesterday's sermon.

A favorite quote for today...see verse above. : )

One of my favorite things...fall. Coming soon.

A few plans for the rest of the week: hardly anything other than school planning and work around the house and our small group here on Tuesday. I’m sure things will come up, but the week has a quiet start to it!

A peek into my from our afternoon at the fair!

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Happy Monday. : )


  1. Nice to catch up with you. :) I read "The Girl Who Circumnavigated..." and...meh. It was okay. Not much more, in my opinion. :)

    I've wanted to go through The Truth Project...looking forward to reading your thoughts on it. And we LOVE What's In the Bible. #9 comes out next week.

    Happy Anniversary!

  2. Glad your anniversary weekend was great! I love the picture of one kid-free evening and one kid-full day. The center of your family -- your marriage, just the two of you as the hub; and then the family full of activity.

    My hope is to start school next week. But with being the Olympic junkies that we have been -- it may not be the start I envision since I probably won't get want I'd like done this week. Anyways...I can relate!!

  3. You and Bluerose are BOTH undecided on this month's book. Hmmm. I haven't started it yet. But I should.

    It sounds like your anniversary was a fun one and a great success!

    I pulled out my scrapbooking supplies. And then Baby Girl organized my photos for me. :P But I'm closer.

  4. Well, I'm so glad you and T. got a night out sans kiddos. And the fair sound fun, though I will admit I avoid ours like the plague. It's usually populated by, um, veeeeeeerrrrry interesting characters. ;-)

    That quiche does look good!

    Ditto on the busy, busy boy! We've got one here, too. He's really enjoying the 'lympics. :-)

    I can't wait to see more school room pics!


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