Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook - April 12, 2011



For Today April 12, 2011

Outside my window... It's a beautiful spring day!

I am thinking... I will have a restful day.

I am thankful for... my wonderful understanding husband.

I am wearing... Jean capri and a black shirt.

In the learning rooms... We are continuing to try and stay focused and move forward toward the finish line of the school year.

I am going... Take Bee to Story Time and then maybe take some boxes to the storage unit.

I am reading... Nothing at the moment. I have no new books right now.

I am hoping... Bug waits until May to come.

On my mind... Only 10 more days until Bug is considered Full Term!

Noticing that... Every little thing seems to upset me me.  Pregnancy hormones. lol.

From the kitchen... I'm tyring to come up with something different for dinner.

Around the house... I am hoping to pack up some boxes.

One of my favorite things... Listening to Bee laugh. She is so silly!

From my camera...

Bee reading on the sofa.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook - April 11, 2011


For Today April 11, 2011

Outside my window... It's Sunny and beautiful!

I am thinking... Today is going to be a long day.

I am thankful for... Great doctors to take care of me during this high risk pregnancy.

I am wearing... Jean capri and a bright pink shirt.

In the learning rooms... We are continuing to try and stay focused and move forward toward the finish line of the school year.

I am going... To the OB, Perinatologist, and the mechanic again.

I am reading... Nothing at the moment. I have no new books right now.

I am hoping... The Mechanic can fix the van this time.

On my mind... We got our new apartment!! We are moving into the new place JUNE 13TH!!!

Noticing that... Bug's kicking is getting more painful.

From the kitchen... Mr. Daddy is making dinner for me!

Around the house... The house is looking good.

One of my favorite things... A beautiful sunny day!

From my camera...  Still no pictures today.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal - April 4th - 8th

The Homeschool Chick

In my life this week... I took the van to two different dealership mechanics.   The one we bought the van from was no help at all.  They said they couldn't even find a problem with the van, even though the check engine light is on.  The local dealership was so much more helpful.  They found the problem and fixed it in a timely manner.  I am very tired of sitting in mechanics waiting rooms to say the least.

I seriously don't know if I should lay hands on the van and pray for healing or shoot it and put it out of its pain. I have had it worked on twice this week and the check engine light came on this morning. grrrr Talk about having a bad day.


I did get a bit of a scare at the the OB's office this week.  For some strange reason I got a very high blood pressure reading.  I have been keeping track of my blood pressure at home the whole pregnancy so it was a scary moment to hear that it was very high.  There was no protein in my urine, so they rechecked my blood pressure and it was perfectly normal.  High risk pregnancies are stressful!

We did put our application in for our new apartment last Friday and we finally heard back.  We HAVE a new apartment!!! I am so excited to be moving into our new place on June 13th.

In our homeschool this week...  We are slowly but steadily working our way toward the end of our school year. 

This weekend is the homeschool conference, but we have already purchased our curriculum for next year.  Being huge and pregnant also makes it not fun for me to do a lot of walking, so we are not going.

Places we're going and people we're seeing...  Monday morning we are going to see the OB and the Perinatologist.  Being high risks does have some advantages. We get to see Bug via ultrasound every week. 

Monday afternoon we are taking the van back to the dealership service department again.  I hope they finally figure out what is going on with it.

My favorite thing this week was... Hearing back from our new apartment.  I will probably start packing up soon.  There are plenty of towels and linens and other things we don't use every day we can pack up.

What's working/not working for us... Being so close to the end of my pregnancy is making it difficult for me to have the energy I need to work with Bee.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have... I wonder how I am going to set up my homeschool space in our new home.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...
One day at a time!
-Grandma B.

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The Simple Woman's Daybook - April 8, 2011


For Today April 8, 2011

Outside my window... It's cloudy, but it's suppose to get up to the 70's today so we will see.

I am thinking... Today is going to be a fun one!

I am thankful for... Every day I carry Bug.  As of today she has stayed in longer then her big sister Bee.

I am wearing... Jean capri and a blue striped shirt.

In the learning rooms... We are continuing to try and stay focused and move forward toward the finish line of the school year.

I am going... To go to the MPE conference and the consignment sale.

I am reading... Nothing at the moment.  I have no new books right now.

I am hoping... The van is finally fixed.  The check engine light hasn't come back on yet.

On my mind... We got our new apartment!! We are moving into the new place JUNE 13TH!!!

Noticing that... Bug's kicking is getting more painful.

From the kitchen... Bee and I are making cornbread for a potluck for Daddy tomorrow.

Around the house... I have laundry to get done.

One of my favorite things... A beautiful sunny day!

From my camera... Blogger still won't let me upload pictures. Sorry!!

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Kindergarten Week 31



Welcome to the week of  Motion. This week we read Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton. 


What is Mike Mulligan to do when steam shovels are replaced with different types of shovels?  He makes a deal with a small town. 


If he can't finish the basement of their new town hall in one day then they don't have to pay him.  Read the book and find out what happens.

This week we painted spring time trees.  Bee wanted to paint two different ones.  The first one just has a few leaves and leave buds.


The second one she wanted to paint to look like some of the flowering trees we have seen in the neighborhood.  I think she did very well.


Tune in next time for the week of the moon!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook - April 7, 2011


For Today April 7, 2011

Outside my window... It's cloudy and there is a chance of rain.

I am thinking... Bee and I will work on some crafts today.

I am thankful for... Our new apartment.  We heard from the property manager yesterday and we get the apartment!!!  We will be moving in June 13th.

I am wearing... Jean Capri and a green shirt.

In the learning rooms... We are continuing to try and stay focused and move forward toward the finish line of the school year.

I am going... To get some shopping done and maybe the laundry.

I am reading... Homeschooling textbooks.

I am hoping... To make it to the Homeschool conference this weekend.  They have some really good speakers this year.  I am also hoping to make it to the HUGE consignment sale in our area.

On my mind... I'm ready to start thinking about packing!

Noticing that... The weekends until Bug's due date are all VERY busy!

From the kitchen... I'm thinking we may grill for dinner.

Around the house... We need to take out the trash, but for the most part the house is looking good.

One of my favorite things... Watching Bee learn something new.  She is learning how to tell time and it's so much fun to see her face light up when she understands a concept.

From my camera...For Some reason blogger isn't letting me load pictures.  Sorry everyone!

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook - April 6, 2011

For Today April 6, 2011

Outside my window... It's sunny and beautiful!

I am thinking... I am so tired of dealing with car issues.  I just want the van to be fixed.  I am seriously considering annointing the car with oil and praying that it be healed.

I am thankful for... My Awesome husband who is trying to get the van taken care of.

I am wearing...  Gray capri and a blue shirt.

In the learning rooms... We are continuing to try and stay focused and move forward toward the finish line of the school year.

I am going... To a THIRD mechanic today to see if anyone can tell us what is wrong with the van.

I am reading... Just text books until we are done with school.

I am hoping... To hear from the apartment place today.

On my mind... Trying to remain calm. My blood pressure was high yesterday at my OB check up.

Noticing that... I need a new craft to keep me occupied.

From the kitchen... I don't know what to cook for dinner.

Around the house... Things are looking good.

One of my favorite things... Completing a craft project.

From my camera... For some reason my computer will not let me load pictures on to my blog. Sorry!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook - April 5, 2011


For Today April 5, 2011
Outside my window... It's sunny and beautiful!

I am thinking... I hate dealing with cars that break down.

I am thankful for... Both of my Mother-in-Laws.  Yes, I have two!! They have both been very helpful as we deal with the issues we are having with our one vehicle.

I am wearing... Jeans and a pink shirt.

In the learning rooms... We are continuing to try and stay focused and move forward toward the finish line of the school year.

I am going... To story time for Bee and then my doctor's appointment, which was rescheduled from yesterday.

I am reading... Just text books for homeschool.

I am hoping... We hear from the Apartment manager for the place we want to move to in June.

On my mind... I want my VBAC! I have to go into labor on my own, but I want Bug to wait until the first week in May.  (sigh) I just want her to be healthy.

Noticing that... I get very tired very easy these days.

From the kitchen... I have no desire to cook any more. Dinner seems to be whatever I can come up with at the last minute.

Around the house... I went super crazy on Saturday and cleaned the whole place, so it looks good.

One of my favorite things... Finding a good deal on a cute new outfit for one of my girls.

From my camera... Sorry nothing today! My camera isn't working.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook - April 1, 2011


For Today April 1, 2011

Outside my window... It's sunny and beautiful!

I am thinking... I have a lot to get done today I hope I can get it all done.

I am thankful for... A wonderful husband who always seems to be calm when I am upset.

I am wearing... Jeans and my red tank top.

In the learning rooms... We are continuing to try and stay focused and move forward toward the finish line of the school year.

I am going... To take the van back into the mechanic and hope they can fix it.

I am reading... Just the homeschool text books. I don't have too much extra time to read much else.

I am hoping... To get my to do list finished today!

On my mind... Turning in the application for the apartment today! Praying it gets approved quickly.

Noticing that... I am feeling very tired.

From the kitchen... I have no idea what to make for dinner.

Around the house... It's warm and stuffy. I need to open the windows.

One of my favorite things... Is walking around bare foot.

From my camera...

Me and my now Husband when we dated in high school.  Got to love the hair.

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Kindergarten Week 30



Welcome to the week of The Train.  This week we read Choo Choo by Virginia Lee Burton.  What happens when a pretty little locomotive decides to run away from her boring every day responsibilities.  Read the book and find out.



This week for craft we made finger print ants.  This was super simple and easy.  I just pulled out the black ink and crayons.  Bee really enjoyed making her different ants.  She made girls and boys and if you look closely you can see her queen ant.


Tune in next time for the week of Motion.