Daybook~ In the middle of Spring

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For Today…April 22, 2013

Outside my window…the sun is shining, it’s a great day outside.  I can’t believe the weather lately.  Not complaining.  Sure, the boys have had practice cancelled, but I can live with that.  I am not ready for the summer that Houston is.


I am wearing…workout clothes.  Back in the habit of not showering right after I workout.  At least, I change shirts after I workout so I don’t look and feel quite so gross.

From the learning rooms…lots of me reading out loud, lots of reading to mom and lots of kids just sitting on the couch, floor and anywhere else with a book in their hands.  This makes me happy.  Can I be mad when I come into a room and find the scene in the picture?  We have enjoyed the Audubon quite a bit this year.  I’ll be sad to stop attending.  This week we’re studying frogs.  We’re also really working on handwriting.  For all of my kids.


I am listening to…a little boy with the hiccups.

I am grateful for…a husband who wants to spend time with me and kind of pouts when I don’t put him first.  It’s supposed to be this way, right?  I’m grateful for kids who amaze me each and every day while still managing to frustrate me over and over.  I’m grateful for the chance to see three different friends last week.

I am praying for…patience, confirmation that a decision was right and my family.

So proud…of my husband who was invited by NFL films to participate in a mock draft with other draft guys.


I am planning…parties.  A graduation party, a birthday party along with some fun weekends.  It’s that time of year when there is literally something every single weekend.  It’s good and hectic at the same time.  I would like to say I am planning a vacation, but we still haven’t decided on a location.

From the kitchen…last week I planned my entire menu, went shopping and never had to go back to the store.  It was the best week.  Stress free and the food was good.  I’ve got this week’s menu, not quite as interesting and it does include a meatloaf from cooking light, but that said, it’s planned, which makes me happy and means I’m not stressing when I need to be spending time with the kids.  I’m also going to try and make some scones this week using half and half instead of whipping cream.


To be fit and happy…OMG, I have become my mother.  Or any other calorie counting mom from the 70’s.  Yes, I have an app on my phone to record every thing that I put in my mouth.  It is useful?  Yes and no.  Sure, I am not snacking quite as much as I generally do, yet at the same time…I have not lost more than 1 pound in a month.  That same month in which I had a major stomach virus.  I don’t get it.  I am loving my workouts and can’t wait until summer when I can sometimes get in two a day workouts.  Since I never see results, my goal in working out and eating a bit healthier is to see my grandkids one day.  I really do think of Sunshine getting married when I am about to drop dead in spin.  That thought usually keeps my legs moving when all I want to do is leave class.

Nature notes…we’ve found six egg shells so far.  We have been watching a mom in her nest for the past couple of weeks, and this morning, Baby Hulk ran into my room to tell me the bird had moved, which must mean the eggs have hatched!  In my heart of hearts, I want to be an outdoors girl, but really I’m not.  I love to hike and take walks, but really that’s about it.  I am terrified of snakes.  I hate the heat.  I’m learning about nature along with the kids, and we really enjoy it.  This week, we’ll be taking buckets on our walks for treasures we find along the way.  I am hoping we find a red cardinal feather or robin’s egg.  Is that too much to ask?


I am reading…nothing.  And that’s a problem.  I have five books sitting in my drawer just waiting to be read.  Must make time.

I am watching…Game of Thrones, Mad Men and Veep.  After a whatever first episode, I loved last week’s episode of Mad Men!  I may have to actually read Game of Thrones. This show is just done so well.


A few plans for the week…swim lessons Monday, Audubon Tuesday, Storytime at SVJ Wednesday and Herman Park to check out the new baby ducks sometime during the week.

To do…I have so much to do to get ready for Squirt’s graduation, and I need to just do it.  Prayers that I get moving!

One of my favorite things…when my husband comes home from out of town!

Comments on Daybook~ In the middle of Spring

  1. From Cory:

    You should definitely read GoT. This season is based on by far the best book of the series “A Storm of Swords.”

    • From Nicole:

      Okay, I remember when Danny read them. I have to get off my ass and start reading again.

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