Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook...February 22, 2011

FOR TODAY...February 22, 2011

Outside my window...it’s another long day at work so I’m not sure…it was cold and gray last time I checked but I’m hoping winter is loosening her grip on us…I could really use some sunshine and warm temperatures!

I am thinking...about staying home tomorrow and not planning anything for the boys and I on my day off.  Although I can’t remember which day I told Heidi we’d come visit…was that tomorrow?  I guess I should call her!  If so, then THURSDAY we shall make no plans…or was that the day I told Tiffany we should get together?!?  Oh geez, I need a personal assistant!  Help!  Someone set me straight!

I am thankful for...my husband’s new job opportunity.  Not only is it helping him achieve some dreams he has, but it’s providing me a much needed break from my normal routine and giving me an opportunity to spend some quality time with my boys.

From the kitchen...meal planning.  I want to have some meals actually prepared for Dave when he gets home from work for the next few days so that will require some planning on my part.  Not something I’m generally good at it, but Heidi has been giving me pointers.

I am wearing...work clothes but imagining the comfort of crawling into my fuzzy PJ bottoms and cozy t-shirt when I get home. 

I am remembering...very hard to keep a little secret.  It’s so hard though and I’m not very good at it.  I keep forgetting this tidbit is a secret but I promise I’ll keep it under lock and key! 

I am creating...a birthday invite for Nathaniel’s 5th birthday party.  He has requested an “FDNY” party and wants to invite some of his friends from school this year so we decided to have his party up at the fire hall.  Of course it is impossible to come by “FDNY” themed party invites/decorations, so I am creating one.  It will serve the purpose.  I’m hoping my cake-making friend, Karen, can make us the most fabulous FDNY patch (or fire helmet?) cake you’ve ever seen! 

I am going...home soon to three Kings whom I have missed horribly all day!  It was nice of Dave to come into the City to meet me for lunch though so I could see the boys today on this, my long work day.  Plus we got the much needed task of updating my pistol permit (address change and adding pistols) completed so that feels accomplished!

I am reading listening to...Dear John by Nicholas Sparks.  It’s a great story so far…as I’ve said before, I rarely find time to actually read, but utilizing the 45 minute commute to/from work to listen to audio books has afforded me the opportunity to “read” three books lately when actually reading a book takes years otherwise! 

I am hoping...to get rid of this headache.  I am also hoping to enjoy a glass of wine and perhaps a warm bath when I get home tonight (after the kids are in bed, of course) but that may be counterproductive in my first hope of getting rid of my headache…we shall see what the future holds.

I am hearing...silence.  I love silence.  It centers me.  Too much noise and chaos and I feel like my skin is crawling. 

Pondering these words...
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. - Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

Around the house...there are projects I want to start everywhere - purging projects, cleaning projects, organizing projects, creative projects, home projects, yard projects, self-help projects.  You name it….

On my mind...my how-to plan for making this stay-at-home-mom thing a full-time gig.  I would LOVE to spend more time with the boys and do something creative from home that fulfills me but making that happen while still paying the bills is proving more difficult than I had hoped.  So, I will continue to trudge along in my job until I can make something work out that enables me to earn a living for my family while doing something I enjoy.

Noticing that...these questions get harder and harder the later in the day it is.  Perhaps I'm over thinking it?  :) 

One of my favorite things...gum.  I love gum.  Gum is like a flavor funscape.  When I was pregnant with Alex I would buy gum in all sorts of flavors and eat it like it was going out of style.  I craved it, quite literally.  I remember going through an entire package of lemonade gum on a 20 minute drive to my parents because I’d suck the flavor out of one piece, throw it out, and start a new one….so many flavors, so little guilt.  Maybe that’s why Alex eats gum to this day?  Hmmm….

A few plans for the rest of the week:  I have the next few days off from work to play SAHM so I will enjoy them to the fullest.  In addition, I will be celebrating a very special friend’s birthday, taking Alex to the Golisano Children's Hospital's Pediatric Hematology Department to meet with a blood disorder specialist and find some answers as to why he's anemic despite our best efforts to supplement his iron intake, taking Nate to swimming lessons and hopefully planning a sleep over with our favorite people!

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

I'm so ready for Spring...even in all its muddy, sloppy, messy glory!

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1 comment:

Amber said...

I love this. I also have a hard time keeping secrets! Well...at least my own!!

It can be so hard making decisions. Especially adult decisions. (OR is that just me?)