Monday, August 15, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook - August 15th

(Hosted by Simple Woman's Daybook.)

Outside my window... sunny, clear, and... chilly! It's in the low 50s this morning! Fall is giving me a sneak preview and I couldn't be happier!

I am thinking... about our new fall schedule. Trying to prioritize all the opportunities. Just because something is "good" doesn't necessarily mean we should put it in our schedule. Trying to keep a balance between taking advantage of great activities and leaving time for family and rest.

I am thankful for... our church. We missed three weeks in a row while on vacation, and I didn't realize just how much I missed the worship, sermons and fellowship until we returned yesterday morning!

I am wearing... my Green Bay Packers flannel pants (green and gold!), grey tee shirt Al brought me from a business trip to Arizona many years ago, a grey hoodie sweatshirt, and socks! It sure is chilly this morning!

I am going... all over the internet, checking out the books for the Bible studies our church's Women's Ministry is offering this fall. Trying to choose the right one for me, though they all look great!

I am creating... a little more order around the house, getting ready for the busy school days ahead. Gotta get my "organized" on!

I am currently reading... trying to finish The Help so I can go see the movie soon. I hear the movie is just as good as the book, which is a rare and wonderful thing.

I am hoping... that the kids feel they had a great summer vacation. Aside from our trip to New England, we didn't do anything particularly spectacular. But we spent a lot of time together and did a lot of little things, and I hope we made some good memories for them.

I am hearing... silence, broken up with little stirrings by David - he'll be up soon.

In the kitchen... gotta make another batch of these granola bars. They disappear quickly! Also, working on a list of tasty, healthy school-day breakfast and lunch ideas for the kids.

Around the house... new school supplies, lunch sacks, school shoes, and first-day outfits.

One of my favorite things... getting ready for the new school year!

A few plans for the rest of the week... finish up back-to-school shopping, sleepover for Hannah, middle school open house, David's school supply drop-off, Hannah getting her new contact lenses, getting back to singing with our church's Worship Choir, an evening with Hannah's China group, hosting David's China group here. (Whew!)

A picture I'd like to share...

Hannah recently started her oboe lessons with her Dad and attended 6th grade Band Camp last week. She loved it, and is really motivated to do well. Here, she is practicing on her own during a 45-minute practice session.


Mindy said...

I love your thoughts about "good things." Trying to think those things through myself. And I'm betting you made lots of terrific memories for your kids this summer :)

Alexia Bales said...

Hi Guys!!!
Hannah, are you doing Essential Elements 2000. I do that, except with my flute. Have fun with your Oboe :)
Alexia Bales