Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Daybook :: June 1, 2011

Outside my window... it rained pretty much all last week and the forecast for this week is the same...  It has been chilly and we even have a fire in the wood stove at the moment.   I am so ready for the sun and some warm weather!

I am listening to... the sound of the dishwasher and washing machine.   My husband already left for work and the kids are all still sleeping.  I am enjoying the quiet!

I am thinking... about my due date, and when it is exactly...   My midwife decided, based on how early I found out I was pregnant, according to my new due date anyways, that she would like to do another dating ultrasound to recheck.   I guess I will find out more today!

I am thankful... that my husband is home again, safely.  The last two weeks were so long and so hard.  I really am blessed by how much he helps me with everything!

I am hoping and praying... for a dear friend and her family.

From the kitchen... lots of salad.  For some reason, in addition to protein, I have also been craving salads.   I've just been making them for myself, but the other day the kids all begged me to make them each one too.  How could I turn down a request like that?!   I made them with Spring Mix, Spinach, Orange Bell Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado, Cucumber, Carrots, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Cashews, and Cheese.  Yum!

 Oh, and that reminds me, I need to stop by the store today for some more veggies... we are almost out!


From the learning rooms... we are wrapping up our curriculum for the year.  A couple of the children have finished up a number of their subjects, including Math, and the others are almost finished.  This week we will complete the last chapter of our Botany textbook and assemble the second lap books, "finishing" Science up for the year. (However, we will continue with our Garden over the summer!)  I am hoping to have a chance to sit down soon and make some plans for this coming school year.  

Living the Liturgical Year at Home... We are still celebrating the Easter season with the Garden of the Good Shepherd! We will hopefully have our 6th Garden Party sometime this coming weekend.  I also spent a little time this morning compiling a post with all the Recipes for the Month of June over at Catholic Cuisine.

I am creating... plans for a Baby Shower that I am hosting for a friend.   I'll post more about that soon! ;)

I am wearing... yes, I know, it is time to get off the computer and ready for the day, but the kids are still sleeping and I'd love to finish this post. In the meantime, these sweats are really warm and comfortable!

I am reading... A Little Way of Homeschooling: Thirteen Families Discover Catholic Unschooling by Suzie Andre, and I am just about finished with it.  I have really enjoyed reading it, and highly recommend it to you all, whether you are an "Unschooler" or not!   I also just finished reading The House at Riverton, which was due back to the library last week and I will take it back today.  ;)

Pondering these words... as I think about curriculum choices for the upcoming school year:

"Seek with St. Therese the easy way, the way that most comfortably fits your family.  Believe Jesus and let His yoke be easy, His burden light."

Noticing that... I must keep the front door locked at all times, since someone is very quick at escaping when it isn't locked!

Towards personal care... After reading a couple articles that Lenetta shared with me in the comment box, I've been eating beans to help control the awful pregnancy nauseousness.  They haven't gotten rid of it completely, but they do seem to help a LOT, especially in the car.   I am sure I look funny as I drive around (particularly when I was taking the boys to fencing the last couple weeks) with my cup of black beans, taking a bite every time I start feeling like I need to pull over!

Around the house... Puzzle Pieces!  The kids started working on the Good Shepherd Puzzle they received on Easter while there Daddy was out of town.  It is actually almost finished!

On keeping home... Pretty soon I am going to need to start going through all the kids clothes to see what they will need for summer.  I've been stalling, and this rainy weather hasn't helped.

One of my favorite things... Moments like this.

Sunny days and Smiling Faces!
I took this picture when we stopped by my parent's home one weekend afternoon in April, back when summer felt like it was actually on it's way! 

A few plans for this week:
  • Dating Ultrasound 
  • Fencing Lesson
  • Well-Child Check-Up for Rose
  • First Friday Mass

A Picture thought I am sharing:

These pictures were taken that same day, in the backyard at my parent's home... 
Snuggles is still trying to decide if he is right or left handed! :) 


  1. Our Pearl got very good at unlocking the we put a flip lock on the top of the door (very much like the kind you would find at a hotel). Found at the local hardware store and DH put it on. Really helps my peace of mind:) Hope you have a good appointment today and a great week!

  2. I will take some of your cooler weather. In Indiana we have broken records set in the 1800's for all the heat we have had. It will be 100 degrees on Sunday! Summer will be here soon enough so try to enjoy the cooler weather. Blessings to your family!!!

  3. Those salads look yummy!! Now I want one! :) And you can have our summer weather if you want it - it is 97 degrees here in North Georgia right now!!!

    Good luck with planning out the next school year... I need to finish doing that myself!

  4. Really, beans? Too bad I can't eat those or I'd try it. I'm due Jan 4th and this is the worst pregnancy as far as morning sickness!

    I love your blog. You give me so many great ideas. I only need more time to do them all! ;)

  5. Oh, I'm so glad they're helping at least a little bit!!


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