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Now, on to the Daybook ...
For Today ~ November 17, 2009
Outside my window... it is still very dark and cold!
I am thinking... about the conversation Rick and I had last night about how we feel like we have turned a page in our book and are moving on to the next chapter. We feel complete freedom for the first time in a really long time.
I am thankful ... that my husband went into town last night at 8:00 and bought me a new coffee pot when mine went on the fritz.
I am wearing... my workout clothes. I just got back from the Y.
I am remembering... my Sunday night Bible study group in Springfield and Camino friends in Missouri from years ago. I didn't know it then, but that's what the local church is supposed to look like. And I miss it.
I am creating... well, really, working with other moms to create the final plans for our kindergarten and 1st grade craft party we are having next Monday and Tuesday at school.
I am going... to get a Temporary Power of Attorney for my mom today so Kyndal can go on a cruise with her on Saturday.
I am reading... The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks.
I am hoping... that we get a buyer for our house now that we are selling it "By Owner".
On my mind... is how over the past several years I have become this pretentious religious and legalistic snob to so many, most specifically my family, and how much eased up I feel right now (and how happy everybody seems to be .. like a huge weight has been lifted off everybody's shoulders).
From the learning rooms... Everybody is trying to hang in there before Thanksgiving Break. Brynne is a whirlwind of learning. I told her last night that school was over so she could take a break. She said, "School is not over! It's Monday!"
Pondering these words... " ... even though people are left behind, new ones will inevitably take their place; that every place has something good -- and bad -- to offer." ~ from The Lucky One, by Nicholas Sparks.
From the kitchen... we're having lots of yummy meals this week. And, I made two loaves of Amish Friendship Break on Sunday that are really good. Got another start going now for more bread in 10 days.
Around the house... Fall decorations need to start coming down so we can start decorating for Christmas. Can you believe that?
One of my favorite things... is getting all the kids to bed at night and watching t.v. with Rick.
A few plans for the rest of the week... Today I need to run some errands and then am working at the school to start getting organized for the craft party days next week. Tomorrow is Kyndal's 15th birthday. I'm taking her for donuts in the morning because her dad is picking her up from school to take her to her grandparents' that night. Then she leaves for her cruise with her Grandma Aleta, Aunt Krissi and cousin Rylee on Thursday. I'll do any prep work for the kindergarten teachers, on Thursday, for next week. But that ought to be minimal because of the craft party. On Friday Rick and I are having Thanksgiving lunch with Eli at school, and then I'm having another work day in prep for the craft party. On Saturday I'm going to An Affair of the Heart. I love doing that! Remember to sign up for my Giveaway for a prize from there! Then I'm meeting up with Rick and the little kids at a birthday party Eli is going to. Sunday we'll hang out and take it easy. And then the start of next week will be busy with the craft party.