The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ Aug 18th

by | Aug 18, 2008 | Daybook | 10 comments


Outside my Window… the sun is finally breaking through the clouds and the smoke.

I am thinking… about ways in which to fit everything that I would like to do this school year into our schedule… I have a tendency to over plan! 🙂

I am thankful… for all the wonderful bloggers I have met online, who are always inspiring me and sharing their various talents. (For example, don’t miss the wonderful coloring pages over at Waltzing Matilda’s!)

From the kitchen… a nice fresh pot of coffee. Just what I need after staying up till 3:30 am organizing…

I am creating… lesson plans using Edu-Track. I have been using this on and off for the last couple years, and really like it. If you’d like to check it out, you can order a demo CD for only $5.00.

I am going… to go get a cup of that coffee… I’ll be right back!

I am wearing…my nightgown and robe. I was up way too late last night, and can’t tell you how relived I was this morning when Captain’s tutor called to cancel! It is so nice to be HOME with nothing (much) to do until this afternoon.

I am reading… Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux . I just had our local Catholic Bookstore order me the Study Edition! This would be a great book for a book study group… Are any of my local friends interested??

I am hoping… that our RightStart supplies arrive today.

UPDATE at 1:35 pm: They arrived!!!

I am hearing…Jim Weiss’s American Tall Tales CD and the click clack of crayons as the children color.

Around the house… I feel like I am finally starting to catch up after a very productive weekend! The toy has been retrieved out of the toilet… The laundry is almost caught up. The school room is almost organized for the upcoming year, and I have started pulling out the children’s fall clothing.

One of my favorite things… is my collection of wedding pictures on my living room wall. (See below…)

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week

  • Make a schedule for our new Little Flowers Group
  • Auditory Processing Class for Captain, Tue and Wed
  • Swimming Lessons in the afternoons
  • Summer with the Saints on Thursday
  • The boys will be serving Mass and Benediction on Friday
  • Celebrate the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I am hoping to make a darling Cookie Crown Cake!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing:

Our wedding picture is in the middle, our parents wedding pictures are on either side, and our grandparents wedding pictures are above and below us. I was so excited that I was able to get a copy of each of them, right after we were married. Someday I would like to get them framed nicely, but it is still one of my favorite things, just how it is…

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I hope you all have a simply wonderful week!


  1. Amy

    We are reading the same book!!! I will do a book study with you, I would love to!

    I also love your wedding pictures. After I saw them I wanted to do something just like it. I just don’t think I could find wedding pictures of our grandparents! I might just have to ask. I don’t think there was one for Tony’s dad’s parents… but I won’t know unless I ask!

  2. Regina

    LOVE the crown stuff. am going to have to steal that later this week for school.

  3. Lisa

    I love the wedding picture wall. What a great idea, and how wonderful that you have copies of all the wedding photos to be able to do this! (I wish I did!) Blessings on your new school year! Reading the Little Flowers words can only bless you in the planning process. (We love our dear St. Therese!)

  4. Mary Machado

    The wedding pictures are wonderful. We have a family wall of old pictures, too. We only have wedding ones for our parents and my paternal grandparents. Sure wish we had the rest of the grandparents – that would be so lovely.

  5. Shelly

    My favorite of this post is the wedding pictures! That is *so* awesome!
    Oh, and the fact that i’m not the only one organizing and planning for the new school yr late into the wee hours!

  6. Sweetness and Light

    How cool is it that you have your parents AND grandparents wedding photos, just beautiful!

  7. SimplyMe

    That is a precious collage of wedding photos. Hummmm, I may have to steal that idea someday. That is just way too beautiful.

  8. SimplyMe

    That is a precious collage of wedding photos. Hummmm, I may have to steal that idea someday. That is just way too beautiful.

  9. Pamela

    What a beautiful display of wedding pictures! You are so fortunate to have copies of the three generations. I love to see how the fashions, floral designs and overall settings have changed over the years.

  10. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you everyone! I WAS very excited when I was able to get a copy of each… It wasn’t easy! 🙂


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