Monday, December 22, 2008

A Simple Woman's Daybook - December 22, 2008

For today...

Outside my very cold, negative temperatures, but glorious as the sun is shining brilliantly. Bright red cardinal and junkos are all over the bird feeder trying to get enough seeds to survive!

I am thinking...How fast can we get school done today to start our Christmas vacation? :)

From the learning rooms...Just a few subjects to wrap it all up. I'm not quite where I wanted to be at this time, but it will have to do! I'm as excited as my kids for a break.

I am thankful for...once again, I am thankful for heat and a roof over our heads, and no wind today to keep the wind chill down as we may need to venture into town. I'm thankful that we are able to have the privilege of schooling at home, and the flexibility and means to help others during this time of year.

From the kitchen...hope to get some baking done today. Peggy's bean and ham soup sounds tremendous as well! Maybe we'll go that route for supper.

I am wearing...flannel, workout pants, slippers, socks - trying to stay warm

I am reading...nothing right now - just working on getting all the extras done

I am hoping...that we all can stay healthy through the holidays, and this week will be one of focused attention on baby Jesus

I am creating...the final grocery list for our Christmas meals, brunch, and final stocking stuffers for the kiddos

I am hearing...the furnace running, JD playing with TJ

Around the TJ's room done yesterday (PTL!) so this week's step in "mission organization" is the office space. Also plan to keep everything clean for the next two weeks, although that, in general, is going very well with the kids helping with their rooms and bathrooms. Love that those are clean each day!

One of my favorite electric blanket

A few plans for the rest of the week...enjoying time with family, baking, relaxing, reading, a bit of shopping yet, church, celebrating the coming of the newborn KING!

Merry Christmas to all of you this blessed week!!

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Love Bears All Things said...

Hi Sarah,
Thanks for coming by to visit me. I got out and ran those errands and was home by 1:00. The worst was the Honey Baked Store. I chose less traveled routes for my drive so traffic wasn't too bad. Now I am exhausted and will nap, hopefully.
I enjoyed visitng you. Have a merry Christmas.
Mama Bear

Joyce said...

Sarah, I so enjoyed reading your daybook. You sound busy, yet relaxed and organized, too. It is a joy to know others who love the Lord Jesus Christ, too. <3