"God made us for joy. God is joy, and the joy of living reflects the original joy that God felt in creating us." (St. John Paul the Great)

Monday, August 31, 2009

My Daybook - August 31, 2009

For Today... Monday, August 31, 2009

Outside my window... it is perfect -- sunny and 70 degrees, a bit autumn-ish.

I am thinking... about how much fun we had at the MN State Fair yesterday. The bigger kids are old enough and The Baby is young enough that we were able to stay until dark for the first time! I really enjoyed the parade, the baby animals, the giant slide after dark, and (of course!) the food!

I am thankful for... the fact that I opened and unpacked the last box from our move (in November!) The basement is almost done!

From the school room... a disaster! I can't believe we're supposed to start our lessons next week. I've spent so much time in the basement lately, I have a lot of catching up to do this week.

From the kitchen... hmmm... that's a good one. I need to get to the grocery store. What are we eating tonight? I still have a whole thirty minutes before the scrounging begins!

I am wearing... jeans, tennis shoes, and a coral T-shirt.

I am creating... my first Daybook entry! To see others, visit here.

I am going... to take all three of the older kids to their dance lessons tonight.

I am reading... Parenting with Grace. Again.

I am hoping... I can get the bare minimum done in order to start our school year next week.

I am hearing... The Baby fussing -- I'm guessing she flipped herself over onto her tummy again, figured out she doesn't want to be on her tummy, and is frustrated that she can't flip back over to her back. (I was right ... time for a change of scenery ... now she's in her saucer ... all is quiet.)

Around the house... the basement is almost done, but in the process the school room looks like a tornado hit it. The kitchen floor needs to be washed AGAIN! The kids have done a superb job (!) keeping their rooms clean since we deep-cleaned and organized a few weeks ago.

One of my favorite things... order! Enough said.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Finish the basement (today!) Organize the school room. Get lessons ready for next week.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...

Gotta love the State Fair!


  1. Fun!
    We're looking forward to our County Fair in a couple of weeks. My grandaughter is making a diorama to enter in the children's craft exhibit.
    It's a great way to end the summer and begin autumn.

    Grandmother Wren

  2. Cute pic! What a milestone—getting to stay at the fair until after dark!! That'll be the day ... Great seeing you tonight, even if it was only for a few minutes =)

  3. I love that State Fair picture!! I love the MN State Fair!!!

  4. Hi! I found your link on More Than Enough and I am so excited to know about yet another MN blogger. We just had a MN Catholic Homeschool Mother's Tea Party and no one told me about you! Jamie was there - you know her, right? Well, maybe next year!

  5. HA! I love that picture! I love those cut out things and I'm always the first to knock folks over to have my picture taken in them!

  6. Karen, enjoy your county fair!

    Tracy, maybe the reason no one told you about me is that no one knew about me. Sarah at More Than Enough is the only person I know IRL. I've only been blogging for a little over a month. I'm really enjoying it, and I'm enjoying meeting other Catholic homeschooling moms like you and Jamie. The tea party sounds like fun!


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