The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ March 22

Here is my Daybook entry for today ~

Outside my window. . .Spring has returned with bright sunshine and warmer temperatures – still much snow left from yesterday, but the birds are singing and hunting for food, and the fruit trees are in bloom, which is an odd sight surrounded by snow!
I am thinking. . .about the consequences of the health bill.
From the learning room. . .back to schoolwork (not that any of us are ready for spring break to be over) – only 2 more months until we break for summer, and there are a number of things to work on. This week the youngers will be learning about ants, ladybugs, and bees. The olders are finishing up space rocks, and continuing with George Washington and the Revolutionary War. Laura is reading through “George Washington’s World” by Genevieve Foster; Tommy is really enjoying “Johnny Tremain” by Esther Forbes; and Sarah is beginning a novel on Betsy Ross by Ann Weil.
I am thankful for. . .the end of winter and renewing of spring.
From the kitchen. . .Stouffer’s Macaroni and Cheese, green beans, applesauce, and chocolate cake.
I am wearing. . .pale pink polo shirt and jeans.
I am creating. . .working on “Cup and Saucer” blocks in my Star Medallion quilt.
I am going. . .to be reading up on blackberry pruning, so that we can get ours ready for the new season.
I am reading. . .“Grace Based Parenting” by Tim Kimmel, and the April “Country Living” magazine.
I am hoping. . .that the ground warms up quickly so that we can get our plants out in it.
I am hearing. . .pretty quiet as some of the children are still sleeping, but a few of the little ones are watching a Spongebob dvd in the living room.
Around the house. . .a temporary garden is set up on the table in the craft room – we had to bring in all of the new garden plants that we bought to protect them from the freeze; party remnants from the boys’ sleepover party this past weekend; a new picnic table to build for under the trees in the front yard – a perfect picnic spot.
One of my favorite things. . .pink flowers.
A few plans for the rest of the week. . .school, gardening, sewing, Keepers Club meeting (Laura teaching!), ice skating, and celebrating Sarah’s 12th birthday.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing. . .

Garden plants waiting for warm soil – tomatoes, bell peppers, dill, jalapeno peppers, and, of course, lovely flowers.

Thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman’s Daybook for this wonderful meme. Visit Peggy starting Tuesday to find the list of participants in this week’s Daybook.

Have a lovely day!



One Response

  1. So enjoyed stopping by your blog today. It was my first visit and will definitely be back. I find it so interesting to see how large families make “it all work.” How inspiring! Loved the picture of your plants. Blessings abundant to you!

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