“I think the most significant work we ever do, in the whole world, in our whole life, is done within the four walls of our own home.” – Stephen R. Covey

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Day book (+ a goal)

My goal is to blog every day in May. Bwah ha ha! Watch me fail but at least I'll be blogging more often, I hope!

Outside my window... Dark sky, cold temps. Annoying but at least no snow (for now).

I am thankful for... A decent nap from Clara. A supportive husband. A comfortable house. The interwebs.

I am thinking about... Nothing. Trying to decompress and let the worries and stresses fall away.

In the Schoolroom... Sigh. Well, Chad taught Clara where her head, eyes, ears, nose, belly button, knees and toes are. I probably helped a but along the way but he quizzes her at night during bath. Honestly, I don't know what I should be working on with an eighteen month old. Colors? Animal sounds? Names of objects?

From the kitchen... Queso Taco Bake tonight. Warm carbs comfort food but pretty low on the healthy scale. Also realized that if I'm trying to reduce the amount and impact of plastic in our life then I probably should get rid of most of my kitchen utensils.

I am creating... Summer garden (Chad's project to build, but I will help in the planting, maintenance and harvesting.) Clara's toy box. Again, Chad building but I will do the painting/pattern design.

I am working on... Discipline. For both of us. Me figuring out how to handle things and Clara learning to accept boundaries and rules.

I am reading... Desperate: For moms who need to breathe, Nora Ephron- I'm sorry about my neck, various magazines and blogs.

I am praying for... peace and patience. A recurring necessity,

I am hearing... Quiet whir of the baby monitor. Thank God.

Around the house... Trying to stay on top of managing the pantry and freezer. Some how the freezer got very stuffed and so I've been trying to only make meals that require very few new ingredients. It's actually worked so far and I can progress.

One of my favorite things... Bought tickets and arranged a baby sitter so Chad and I can see a play this weekend. We've never had a non-family member baby sit so I'm nervous but I'm sure it will be fine.

A few plans for the rest of the week... Library time on Thursday and I'll have to think of something to keep us occupied on Friday. The cold weather has kept us from getting to play outside and Clara and I both miss it.