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Monday, July 7, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook - Journal Entry

FOR TODAY July 7, 2008

Outside My Window... I see clouds in the sky lingering from the wowser of a storm that came through here last night. It was seriously the loudest thunder I've heard in a long time. The electricity flickered for a moment, so now all of our clocks are blinking. I also see fresh mulch in the flower bed out front. I love the look of fresh, dark mulch.

I am thinking... that I need to be patient and consistent in my parenting today. My kiddos are fighting this morning and I need to remember that I can control my attitude today.

I am thankful for... family time. I love it when my hubby is home and can help me with the kids. He is so patient and can talk calmness into our children.

From the kitchen... I am enjoying toffee bars that were made last night. Saltines, butter, brown sugar, and chocolate chips...yum! Tastes like a skor bar.

I am wearing... jammies. I haven't gotten dressed yet for the day and it is 11:30am. Remember, it is cloudy. It feels good to have a jammies day sometimes.

I am creating... order in my home. Today I hope to organize the pantry as well as straighten up in each room.

I am going... to stay home today. It is an at-home day for our family.

I am reading... A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray. I picked it up on Saturday. It seems like it will be a fun read.

I am hoping... for harmony and peace in my home today.

I am hearing... birds chirping outside my office window. There is a nest in the tree out there with babies living in it.

Around the house... just tidying up.

One of my favorite things... is that yummy toffee. Seriously, too good!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: The kids are taking turns spending the night with Grandma. Taylor is going tonight and Zach tomorrow. We'll be swimming at a friend's house on Wednesday and going to the free movies on Thursday.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

This picture was not staged. Taylor, Zach, and cousin Trevor were amazed with the big fireworks in Grandma & Grandpa's backyard. This was the first "high in the sky" one of the night. Even Grandpa is surprised.

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7 love notes to me!:

Kelli said...

I LOVE this post & your pic! Great writing prompts. I'll have to do one. :)

I'm still in my jammies too...and it's 12:30pm so don't feel bad. (It was a rough night!)

Those toffee bars sound yummy! Recipe???

Cheri said...

That picture is too precious! make sure you actually get it developed - something I don't ever seem to get around to!

Mom2fur said...

I love reading your daybook entries. That picture is just priceless!
Believe me when I tell you, I'd live in PJs if I could get away with it.
I'm glad you stopped by my blog and I hope you come again!

Chambers Family said...

What a fun read! I'll have to try that sometime. You sound like me. I have had way too many jammie days lately, but I enjoy the relaxation that comes with those days:)

Debbie said...

I love love love this post! Really and truly it was uplifting.

Thru Pink Curtains said...

cute picture! all doing the same thing! We must have had the same storm, it just poured. pics on my other blog. best wishes for the rest of the week in bringing up your family....

Christine said...

I love the picture! I just started the Daybook and what a fun idea, not to mention a neat way to look at the days. =o)