Sunday, November 8, 2009

Daybook, November 8th 2009

Happy Birthday, Nan!




Outside my window: It's dark now, but the weather promises to be lovely today.

I am thinking....about Nan on her 91st birthday today. Happy Birthday Nan!

I am thankful .....for laundromats, this week :)

From the schoolroom..... hmmm, mostly just thinking how to improve. Some "winner" crafts:

A leaf walk where we picked up various leaves and dipped them in wax.

Reading the book; "The Zoo I Drew". While the title suggests drawing the animals, we took our new stock of construction paper and made various animals with it. The kids really got a bang out of them. Pictures to follow once we get a few more additions. It really is a darling book with lots of bright colors.

From the kitchen ...I'm making the first turkey of the season today. They had them on sale for 40 cents a pound at Walmart the other day. Since making a turkey is much easier than making 3 roasted chickens to feed us all, it works!



I am reading and watching and listening to:


Listened to:

Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson Really enjoyed this one. Very funny but poignant at the same time. Full of twists and turns and surprises.

Reading:

The German Slave Girl by This is a fascinating book about a german woman who was taken for a slave. A true story based on the historical court case. Although most understand the horrors of slavery, this has opened my eyes to further atrocities.
I am hearing: Jed and Manny chattering. Gabriella breathing softly on my chest. Those three have been getting up WAY too early since the time change.

Around the house..we furiously scrambled about yesterday trying to get *warmer weather* chores done. The attic organized (I'm not going to say "cleaned out" but it was a start :) Leaves raked, vans de-junked.

One of my favorite things: having a load of bags to give to Goodwill. It makes me feel much lighter.

What will we do this week: I think not much out of the ordinary, which always makes me happy :)
We may take Maddie on a field trip to "The Shrine of the Little Flower" this weekend. Even though it is only about 20 minutes away, I've never been to the shrine!

Pictures I'm sharing....Halloween and All Saints. Only the three youngest participated this year ( the rest were Indiana for a soccer tournament) and Noah had to dress up for work. :) Dyl went to a party, but I never got a picture of him.




















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Streams of consciousness from a mother of 10 who usually can't collect her thoughts and finds commas a nuisance.