Monday, November 17, 2008
Simple Woman's Daybook
For today, Monday November 17, 2008
Outside my window....it is sunny but COLD. It is actually November, folks! and they're saying possible snow showers tomorrow-yikes!
I am thinking...I am not ready for snow.
From the kitchen...I made a pot roast in the crock pot yesterday. Tucker and his friend William made pizzas when William slept over on Saturday. Nothing major planned for the week-probably Tacos, chicken in the crock pot, sloppy joes.
I am thankful for...Tucker's imagination.
I am creating...made a lot of progress on one Christmas present, still more to go!
I am wearing...jeans and a blue and white striped shirt.
I am reading...I gave up on Sweetwater Creek because I realized about a 1/4 of the way in that I had read it before and didn't like it (unusual for Anne Rivers Siddons)...also gave up on Emily Dickinson...realized I had never finished the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series after watching the movie on TV so I read Girls in Pants: The Third Summer. Right now I'm about 1/2 way through Anne's House of Dreams which has been somewhat of a culture shock after Girls in Pants, but I think it may be my favorite. With Tucker, we read books about counting, math concepts (Tucker likes anything with numbers; he counts EVERYTHING), soccer, and recycling and garbage. Michael and Tucker are reading The Magic Treehouse: Revolutionary War on Wednesday.
I am hoping...this week doesn't end up as crazy as last week turned out.
I am hearing...the weatherman talking about possible snow showers tomorrow and temperatures in the 40s; the dryer; the dishwasher; and the fish tanks gurgling.
Around the house...the dishwasher is FINALLY fixed...laundry needs to be folded and more put in the washer...no Wii for a little while (William tripped over the wire for the Game Cube controller and it crashed to the floor. Thankfully it's covered under warranty. Michael called today and it will be mailed back by FedEx and we will get a new unit)...finally had enough of this printer and I will get a new one tomorrow. (For what we spend on color and black ink cartridges, we can get a brand-new one with the cartridges!) Plus, no more temper tantrums from this 4 or 5 year old printer!
One of my favorite things...a clean house. (I just spent the morning cleaning!)
A few plans for the rest of the week...Cub Scout pack meeting Wed night...lunch with a friend on Wed...Cub Scout movie night on Fri night at the local fire department...2 home visits at the end of the week...helping with Family Directory for Tucker's school on Thurs...Cub Scout den meeting on Sun...Thanksgiving crafts...working on Christmas presents.
A picture thought...
My mom had two extra tickets to the UConn Women's basketball game yesterday vs. Georgia Tech so Tucker and I were able to go! It was a great game and they gave out this poster (Don't worry, Cassandra, we got you one!) I don't get to go to games as much now that I have Tucker (somehow my flexibility is gone!) so it's always a treat when I can go and a bonus when he can come to! Tucker also got a high-five from Jonathan (the Husky mascot)---I wish I had brought my camera!