Friday, April 15, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window...cloudy and dreary, and I think it's windy and cold.

I am thinking...about how I am going to provide food for my family when my kitchen contains neither a fridge or a stove right now.  Or a floor.

I am thankful for...a husband who tries his best to be a do-it-yourselfer.   It makes him crabby, but it saves us a lot of money!

From the kitchen...anything we can microwave.  Or perhaps cereal night.  The kids love that.  Greg does too.

I am purple pajamas and cherries robe.  I got up with the chickens this morning because I couldn't sleep.

I am creating...a plan for breakfast this morning.  Perhaps a picnic on the living room floor.  Last night we dined in the kids' bedroom.

I am Ikea to get new kitchen chairs today so that we don't wreck our new (coming soon!) kitchen floor with the old ones.

I am reading...just finished "A Tale of Two Cities" by Dickens last night.  I often found it hard to follow, but by the end, I got really into it.  It didn't help me that I could only read 10 minutes at a time.  It often took me that long to figure out what was going on again. 

I am have a functional kitchen (floor, stove, new refrigerator!, usable chairs) ready to go by next weekend.  We're hosting Easter here for the first time!  Yikes!

I am hearing...some morning-commute traffic muffled in the distance.  Sometimes I miss commuting.  These days, I rarely drive anywhere alone.  And I only get to listen to the radio for 5 minutes.  Or the Imagination Movers.
Around the house...Since the kitchen (and therefore, the breezeway, living room, hallway and kids' room as well) are completely a shambles, I am determined to have a sparkling clean bathroom.  And clean laundry.  Now that our water is turned back on.

One of my favorite  Really good coffee.  Really good coffee that I don't have to make myself.  For free.  Ahhhhh....

A few plans for the rest of the week...overnight company (my parents!), a meeting at church, attend a baby shower for my sister Cassie, work in the 5's Sunday School room, read scripture in the service, provide a main dish and salad for a potluck gathering for visiting friends (With no stove.  Can cereal be a main dish and fruit snacks a salad?).  And that's just the next 3 days.  Send help.
Here is picture thought I am sharing...Spring has the conservatory!

 The kids enjoyed the Koi pond.
 Owen was uncooperative.


Mommy Missionary said...

I think your plan should be to eat out as much as possible while you have a good excuse. But the kids probably think eating in different places like their bedroom is awesome. Once our washing machine broke when I was a kid and we had to go to the laundromat. My mom thought it was torture, but I had the best time playing there :)

Wendy said...

Keep it together while you're remodeling. It's a difficult road to travel and always seems to take longer than anticipated. Sug and I have tackled two major remodels in our house. Patience is the key... I don't think you'll have a problem. You're one of the most patient people I know. In the end, it is all SOSOSO worth all the headaches.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see your back! We had a fun weekend and look forward to seeing you again this Easter weekend!
Love ya