Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Slice

Time to do a little journaling again....

Outside My Window - Grey skies, bright green trees and lots of blooming rhodies and trees. Spring rain and sun have made everything beautiful. Despite the cold and wind today we have had some very nice weather.

I Am Thinking - How I seem to always get around to The Slice when I have a sick kid. Today I have two with tummy aches. Nothing major but they stayed home from school. These are the kind of days that I'm a bit lazier and seem to sit on my bum and find time to blog. 

I Am Thankful - That the tummy bug is mild.

From The Kitchen - Navy bean soup is cooking. I'll make cheesy bread sticks to go with it. It's a soup kind of day. Popcorn is coming up for snack time...with apples.

I Am Wearing - Old black sweats with purple stripes up side, heather grey t-shirt, and of course socks and slippers. Pony tail too!

I Am Creating - Our calendar for the summer. Lots already going on and being booked. Swim lessons for all the kids. Bball camp for Mr. P and an art camp for Busy Guy. Vacation and some weekend trips too. But, we will be doing lots of lounging in between.

I Am Going - To take Sis to Kindergarten open house tomorrow night. She will get to tour the classroom and meet her teacher. Fun! I cannot believe this!! Time warp!

I Am Reading - I read Everything Was Goodbye for book club. It was good. I liked reading about the Indian culture here in America....actually it was in Canada. The book was also sad and tragic. I like a happy ending but overall it was good.

I also read Molokai and Honolulu. I loved both of these books. Fascinating reads!! I really enjoyed reading about the history of immigration to the Hawaiian islands as well as the history of the lepers colony. Great books that I was sad to finish. Now I want to go to Hawaii again....soon!

I Am Hoping - To grow our first garden....of food. The kids have brought home seeds that they planted. Everyone is VERY excited about growing food. They've divided up the goods before anything but sprouts have grown. I'm buying a 4 X 4 cedar bed and moving the starts outdoors this weekend. Wish me luck...or send your advice. I'm a city girl and am clueless. Maybe there is a Gardening For Dummies book....even though I don't like that word.

I Am Hearing - The dishwasher and Sis playing with her baby doll. She is talking so sweetly to her while she puts her into a new outfit. It reassures me that I did a few things right around here. I always say if you want to see a bit of yourself in action then tune in when your kids are playing house. It can be today...or an eye opener.

I Am Laughing At - This morning Baby George told me to tell his teacher that he couldn't come to school because he yakked. Lovely. But funny. 

Around The House - Toys and laundry. Always. No matter how much I pick up or how much I wash it's still always there. It has a life of it's own. Without it I'd be bored and lonely and sad...but clean.

One Of My Favorite Things - Garage Sales! And it's that time of year again!! Love it! This last weekend Sis and I hit a bunch of sales on the way home from gymnastics. I scored an ottoman that matches our sectional in the family room, $14. Wow! Then a couple houses down I found a nice chair in the same style furniture. It had a huge purple ink stain on the arm and a long green marker stain on the back. I went home and got my cleaner and came back. I asked if I could try cleaning it. The stains seemed like they would come out so I took the chair, $20. At home I was able to get all the stains out! Bargain. Plus I got sis some clothes from a sale, free! Nothing like a bargain to make me happy.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week - Field trip to the beach with Busy Guy's class tomorrow, TKD for the boys (Baby George is now in Tiny Tigers) and gymnastics for Sis. Kindergarten room visit, gardening and an extra long weekend. Yeah for holidays.

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  1. Love reading your Slice. Makes me miss living near you.

  2. Love you guys so much! I liked the slice!

  3. I agree with the others - "the slice" is great. It is wonderful to be home and dash over for a quick catch-up.



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