Clothing myself in: My jammies, black fleece pants with colorful snowflakes and a long sleeve t shirt. A big snuggly robe that was my moms. I love this robe a whole lot!
Around the house: I have been working on some organization and decluttering. As of the last few weeks my bedroom is no longer cluttered, I hung some pictures on the walls, and donated some items. I have a few things left in the garage to deal with. I was excited I sold my books from the Medical Transcription program on Ebay for a good price. I have been working on getting things ready so I can launch my new business. Yesterday I set up both our computers to print wirelessly to the printer, I’m real excited about this! I really need to steam clean my kitchen carpet sometime in the next handful of days, its really icky.
The kiddos: Annika had to have some major dental work done this week and I am so impressed at how well she handled it. I gave her a little stuffed snowman and she is carrying this around with her teddy bears now. She named her Snow. The kids have created a live version of Angry Birds that they play in the boys room. You launch various stuffed animals, which are the birds, at other stuffed animals they have set up in the room. They can play this for a very long time together and they all love it. Jason and I were invited to play it the other evening.
In the kitchen:
On the menu: Chili, Chicken Parmesan, Waffles and Sausages, Turkey and Rice Casserole, Tacos, and a big Thanksgiving Meal. Made some peanut butter balls the other day and they are always a big hit with the kids. I use this recipe
and usually throw in some mini chocolate chips.
I finished a scarf that has been my random pick up and knit project for a few years. I gave it to Annika and she really likes it. I recieved a message from a customer of my Etsy shop
that bought a baby hat from me 5 years ago. She said she was packing away the hat in her son’s memory box (he’s 5 now) and wanted to thank me for the fine work and that it was a very special hat to them. Such a sweet gesture for her to let me know this after all that time.
Learning: Our schedule was off early last week because of Annika’s dental work but we ended the week well. Jude and I had to have “the talk” this week about not rushing through his work. He wants to get things done really quickly so he can have free time but we talked about him making a lot more mistakes when he does this and it then it takes more time for him to correct the mistakes. Working with him to have a more positive attitude about school time, he seems to go in spurts with this. He is doing well in school this year overall. Annika’s reading is really taking off and she really enjoying this. Zane still loves his school time with me and asks about it every day.
Bringing me joy: Decluttering, the kids playing together, thinking about the lunch date I have planned with the hubby today, and looking forward to Thanksgiving.
Advent preparations, Christmas gifts for the children, business plans, decluttering, people that are in my prayers, and parenting as I read this book
. I have really gotten a lot out of reading this book and plan to blog about it at some point.
Pictures to share:
We recently enjoyed a lovely fall afternnoon at our local botanical gardens.