Sunday, March 8, 2009

the end of a lovely weekend


Outside my window... it's 6:30 and it's still light. Gotta love daylight savings.

I am thinking... what a nice weekend it was. Both kids were home and I enjoyed every moment. My favorite part of the weekend was the card game Saturday night. Oh boy, did we laugh!

I am thankful for... that my kids go to good colleges that happen to be only an hour away (one to the north, one to the south). I am thankful that they want to come home.

From the kitchen... a canister full of chocolate chip cookies that Jake and Hollee made during the card game and some dirty dishes from their lunch (why can't kids learn to clean their dishes and put them in the dishwasher?)

I am creating... nothing. I actually spent a good chunk of the weekend creating a new look for Danielle's blog. You can see it here. She says she'll write more now that it looks purty.

I am going... to start going to the gym... starting this week... yes I am!

I am wearing... jeans and a long sleeve t-shirt.

I am reading... Peace Like a River, and it feels like I've been reading this book forever. It's a good story but it's not a page turner. I just need to get through it so I can start on one of the other many books I've been wanting to read.

I am hoping... the weather this week goes back to those mild temps we enjoyed last week.

I am hearing... the TV - we're about to watch the Amazing Race.

Around the house... a bunch of snowmen that I need to put away. I am ready for Spring.

One of my favorite things... twilight. You know, that time of day when the sun has set but it's still light outside, but it's a diffused, soft light. It's always been my favorite time of the day.

A few plans for the rest of the week... my days are mostly free because I'm off of work due to standardized testing at the schools, but I have a few meetings in the evenings. Oh yah, and going to the gym =)

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you... while in Las Vegas, we visited a chocolate factory. They had a few cute little anecdotes gracing their walls. This one was my favorite.

The Simple Woman's Daybook originated at The Simple Woman.


Heidi Jo said...

very neat post. i don't know about the daylight savings thing though. i was loving it last night when we were outside later than usual and enjoying sunlight. but i do not enjoy waking the kids up for school in what feels like the dead of night! so tough to get motivated:0)

JustRandi said...

I really love that sign! I need one for my house!

Just Mom said...

"I am hoping... the weather this week goes back to those mild temps we enjoyed last week."

Yup, yup, and triple yup.

Susan said...

Sound like life is very good.

Christine said...

We don't have daylight savings time. I don't think that it would help us much. We don't have enough daylight to save.

Jamey said...

It sounds like you had a good weekend. That's great that your kids enjoy coming home and spending time as a family still! I usually like daylight savings time once we have a chance to get used to it. I definately love the evenings! Have a nice week off!!

MightyMom said...

hello you busy bee. I think you just left about 15 comments for me in the space of 15 minutes! you're a fast reader!!

I'm loving your 12step chocolate program. I represent that!!!

Melissa said...

I'm glad you had such a great weekend with your kids!! I hope that my kids will love to come home to visit after they've grown and gone :)
I'll send you some of our warm weather! Spring is on it's way!

Kristy said...

Oh, I love Peace Like a River! Keep at it, it's worth it.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

LOL - love that sign!

Hope you got your book done - I know that feeling - wanting to get to the rest of teh books on the list!