Monday, January 12, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window... There is wind. There is light snow. There is a lot of squinty white light. It's bright.

I am thinking... about getting old, marriage, divorce, babies, communication, motherhood, obedience, doing dishes.

I am thankful for... coffee.

From the learning rooms... I have to type up the schedule for this week and run off our Latin worksheets.

From the kitchen... I roasted a BIG piece of cow meat yesterday in the oven. It had been in the freezer 14 months. It turned out edible, even delicious. Surprisingly.

I am wearing... jeans, an eggplant purple turtleneck, runners and socks. A matching sweater coat.

I am creating...very, very little.

I am going... to go to Blockbuster and pick up Discs two and three of Lost, Season 4.

I am reading... The Art of the Public Grovel by Susan Wise Bauer

I am hoping... the husband gets lots and lots of rest on this, his week off.

I am hearing... the sounds of a really bad kids Christmas movie from the living room.

Around the house...I have a bit of picking up to do.

One of my favorite things... is listening to silence (of which there is precious little).

A few plans for the rest of the week: to stay calm and unfrazzled.

Here is picture thought I am sharing... (it was my birthday a few days ago).

Meme from The Simple Woman's Daybook

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Oh, Finally....

Look, it's warming up for a few days:!!!





I CANNOT tell you how frustrated I am. It's not just the cold, but the fact that with this weight, I have NO CLOTHES! I'm wearing four layers on top--four very snug layers which won't stay put--and I cannot handle this discomfort anymore.

Did you know that fat people can't put their arms in front of their bodies? It's true. Never mind airplane seats--computer keyboards are too small.

If it weren't for the fact that
1) it hasn't been warmer than -20 since I don't know when, (the dog is even refusing to go outside!)
2) the kids have been sick during the holidays,
3) I hate walking alone in the dark,
4) I hate driving in the dark,
5) the sun doesn't rise until 9 am (long after the husband has gone to work), and
6) the sun sets at about 4 (before the husband gets home)

I would be out there excercising!

WHAT am I going to do?

In other news: my sister plans to begin the process of signing custody of her son over to my mother on Monday. (We'll see if that actually happens. She's been spending the last week pretty depressed and unhappy, not surprisingly. Pray she can screw her courage to the sticking place to do this extremely difficult and selfless thing.)

He will be coming to us while my Mom works during either the morning or afternoon, Monday to Friday, Saturday afternoons and Monday evenings.
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