Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook

 go see Peggy's blog for all of this weeks entries.

 Tuesday November 4, 2008

Outside My Window... Chilly, grey skies.  Leaves all over the lawn again after we raked them up two days ago.  My neglected flower beds need cleaning up.

This week... Reviewing our progress in school so far, as we only have 15 days left until the end of term 1.  Recovering from a cold and trying to get my voice back.

I am thinking... about the Election down south, and praying for that wonderful country.

I am thankful for... my fireplace in the cool mornings, and my cozy down comforter in the cool evenings.

From the kitchen... not much as I've been sick this last week or so.  Need to get my menu planing done for the week!

From the Learning room.. Julius Caesar and Rome, reading thermometers, Marie Curie and the Periodic Table of Elements, lots of art and reading.

I am wearing... Jammies again, and a warm blanket wrapped around my shoulders.  brrr! I hate being sick!

I am creating...  more needle felting creations.  Nothing of note to post on my blog, but I've been inspired by all the beautiful pictures I've seen online.    

I am reading... The Two Towers, by JRR Tolkien.  Still a classic and much easier to read the second time around.

I am hoping... My cold goes away soon and I can talk louder than the slightly-above-whisper I am currently stuck at.

I am hearing... The kids play the piano, the twins playing lego quietly, and the laundry going.  It's a relatively peaceful day here.

Around the house... sean has been helping with the chores while I've been sick so we're not completly behind.  We are dreaming of replacing the floors in the kitchen, homeschooling room and family room.  Can't decide what to use.  I don't want the chemical-laden offgassing carpet or laminate.  Any suggestions?

One of my favorite things... leftover halloween candy eaten in secret without having to share with a little kid LOL.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... Z is starting a new soccer class with a friend (thanks K!), and he is learning hockey in his boys club.  I am goi
ng to think about changing some of our xmas baking into gluten free recipes.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Just for fun... Z as a newborn.


cousin holly said...

Melanie, we have cork flooring and we love it. It comes in a million different styles, is easy to install yourself, easy to clean, very resilient, and soft enough that things that fall on it don't break (like glasses or heads...). Plus, it is made from the bark of the cork tree, so it is a renewable resource.

Little Princess said...

We actually had cork in the bedrooms of our old house and really liked it, but I never did figure out how to clean it so it looked as nice as it did when we first got it. What do you do? Do you have it in the kitchen too? Which kind do you have?