Monday, September 22, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook: 22nd September

For Monday 22nd September

Outside My Window ... thin cloud, looking as though it may brighten up later. Since my rant about the awful weather we have had a dry and sometimes even sunny spell. Can it last?

I am thinking ... that I am enjoying being back in our school term time routine, now I have readjusted to it.

From the learning rooms ... Star has gone to school with a white leotard and tutu to be a "good fairy" for the dance she and her friends are working on in their PE class. As this was originally the costume she wore for a dance show when she was seven, I don't know how she has managed to squeeze into it. Angel has gone to school without her science homework as she claimed to "not know" what sheet of questions she was supposed to be doing ("there are lots of sheets in my science book, and I don't get science anyway!"). Cue a lecture on the importance of science and the expectation that she will make sure that next time she does know what she is meant to be doing.

I am thankful for ... my neighbour who is letting me use her washing machine. Mine has died. This is good news. It has not been a happy machine for some time and I am so looking forward to the arrival of a new machine that will consistently take less than four hours to do a "quick" wash.

From the kitchen ... lamb stew, a "winter warmer" vegetable casserole, macaroni cheese and fish pie are on the menu this week. Tomorrow Angel is cooking savoury mince (ground beef) in "food technology" (formerly known as cookery!), so assuming she remembers to bring it home from school we will eat that for dinner. Little Cherub and I are baking owl cakes this morning, and I just have to try this five minute chocolate mug cake.

I am wearing ... stonewashed blue jeans, long-sleeved green t-shirt, navy Crocs (which is exactly what I was wearing last week - must be my Monday clothes!).

I am creating ... lots of booklists. Collating and tidying up old lists and web pages, and adding new ones.

I am going ... to try to get to the gym more often this week. I only managed it once last week. I keep getting coughs and colds, which means I often don't feel like going, but on the other hand, exercise is supposed to boost the immune system - catch 22!

I am reading ... bit and pieces of Charlotte Mason related stuff. Some in books, some online.

I am hoping ... that the First Communion class I am teaching for the first time goes well.

I am hearing ... Little Cherub asking me to read to her.

Around the house ... dirty washing. See note about broken washing machine above. I don't want to abuse my neighbour's generosity.

One of my favorite things ... listening to Little Cherub's running commentary as she arranges her Playmobil people.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week ... mostly a quiet week after last week's busy one. Angel has an appointment with the orthodontist on Thursday, and on Sunday we are planning to drive to London so Tevye can say kaddish (the Jewish prayer for the dead) at the graves of his parents. It is a Jewish tradition to do this, if possible, around the time of the Jewish New Year.

Here is picture thought I am sharing ...

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Chez Nous said...

I hope Angel remembers to bring home tomorrow's dinner! We used to call it D.S. (Domestic Science) when I was at school in England.

Have a lovely week - I'm off to take the Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test...I found farther down on your blog!

Shari said...

Your little Cherub is so adorable!

Mrs. C said...

I enjoyed reading your Daybook entry; have a wonderful week! :)

Heart 4 My Home said...

What a cutie pie!


Love Bears All Things said...

I enjoyed your daybook. I had seen the cake in a cup recipe somewhere else. Anyway, I copied it. I think the addition of a piece of waxed paper under it in the microwave will help with clean up.

Bless your neighbor! I am doing laundry at my daughter's house today. The laundry pair is part of the furniture still in Mempis. My washing machine is only the second I've owned in 41 years of marriage. It still works great. I hope it makes the move alright. They don't make them like that anymore. Its noisy but who cares.
Mama Bear

Gayle said...

I really liked your daybook. The photo was sweet.

Sandra said...

I enjoyed your daybook and such a sweet photo :)