August 31, 2012




We was able to get Lela's computer this week, and yesterday her Calvert Curriculum arrived.We've gotten a ton of stuff moved to the new house. And I just can't wait to begin our life there. We should start living there by Saturday night. We are so excited.

Sunday we took over a few loads, bought all our appliances, signed the lease, and then went to Lela's state back to school party. It was one busy day! Since then me and the girls pack boxes every day and then take them to the new house, unpack them, bring them back and pack them again! lol haha Almost all our clothes and food is there, now I have to work on the bathroom stuff, my big sewing machine, furniture and dishes. Whew.....it's going to take a while. I think we should stay here another week so the girls and I can pack stuff every day more, but Vince is excited to just get into the new house so that means only working on Saturdays after this week probably. UHG! lol

August 28, 2012


Outside my window. . .little girls playing in the sand.

I am hearing...Dr. Phil.

I am thinking. . .can't wait to get moved into our new home.

I am thankful for. . .a providing husband.

I am remembering. . .all the packing involved in moving.

I am hoping. . .to get moved into our new home quickly.

I am creating. . .hopefully a loving home.

On my mind. . .Lela starting school.

Noticing that. . .So so much to do.

From the kitchen. . .I have no earthly idea! BLTs for now though.

One of my favorite things. . .my family.

A few plans for the rest of the week. . .moving, moving, and moving!

What I am reading. . .message boards.

Picture for thought I am sharing. . .

August 7, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .


Outside my window. . .Thunder and rain.

I am hearing...crying.

I am thinking. . .it's going to be a lot of responsibility teaching Lela.

I am thankful for. . .Finding my MVP Calvert email this morning!

I am remembering. . .a lot of fabric I need to get cut out and made into somethings.

I am hoping. . .to see Lela tomorrow!!

I am creating. . .jam, lots and lots of jam.

On my mind. . .homeschooling Lela.

Noticing that. . .I need to get caught up on laundry.

From the kitchen. . .it's a mystery to me too.

One of my favorite things. . .my babies.

A few plans for the rest of the week. . .Seeing Lela, going to the zoo, going to the park, and maybe going to Carriage Crossing, maybe Exploration Place too...

What I am reading. . .MVP website.

Picture for thought I am sharing. . .
RJ wearing a outfit and hat, Jenene, a really nice friend sent him.



August 4, 2012

Sweet Cherry Jam . . .



Strawberry Jam
I've been making jam like there's no tomorrow. I'll have gifts for every one before long! haha Wednesday I made cherry jam and it was so yummy. And yesterday I made strawberry jam and it was even better! I am so glad I bought the canning book from JoAnna Lund before she died, I am making yummy and healthy jams! I am thinking about going to the health food store today and buying some stevia and raw sugar to make some more jam! I like both the cherry and strawberry so much, don't know which one I want to make more. I know I want to make some pumpkin butter too. And wish that I hadn't missed peach season I would like to make some peach jam too, and pineapple! I am having a ton of fun canning. I may make some pickles next week. I only wish I had a coiled stove, but at least I can go upstairs to my dad's and can away.

Vince and I have found a real good accupressure place that has been helping us quite a bit, so we'll be going there today too. Especially cause part of my bruise has calcified into a knot that I will now have forever. I have to get that blood to moving!

One of my friends just informed me there is "diet" Big Red! My dreams have came true! I have to find this stuff! haha It was my favorite childhood drink ever! Something I never seen in NYC regular or diet. I was informed long ago this is a "Mexican" drink and I guess why it's not found on the east coast, but only in Mexican neighborhoods and such. Apparently we are predisposed to liking strawberry flavored soda pop! haha