Monday, November 14, 2011

daybook 11.14.11

FOR TODAY - Monday November 14, 2011

Outside my window... it's dark.  It's been one of those long days.   I think about this morning and it feels like a couple of days ago.

I am thinking... that I should be going to bed.  I've been trying to get up earlier and am committed to being at the gym in the morning.

I am thankful for... the end of soccer season. Grom loves futebol.  He is getting better and better.  But boy did it complicate things this year.  Without soccer our life is settling into a nice routine.

From the learning rooms... GOOD STUFF!  Grom and I had been struggling a bit with school.  One of us always seemed to end up crying.  It was terrible.  Last week I had the idea to include him in planning his schoolwork.  He plans more than I would and does it cheerfully.  YAHOO!

From the kitchen... we're making Loco Moco for dinner this week.  It was a whole family favorite when we were in Maui.  Just thinking about it makes me excited.

I am wearing... comfy black stretchy pants and my red sparkly top with a cozy blanket.

I am creating... all the stuff of normal life... yummy meals, interesting school lessons, blog posts, 

I am going... to be doing a bunch of blogging.  I finished some things on my list of 101 things to do and have some other events to share.

I am reading... Rain Song by Alice J. Wisler, listening to Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (I've been sucked into the Hunger Games) and listening to Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl with Grom.

I am hoping... Surferman does well on his recertification tests this week.  He's been studying hard.  I pray his knowledge can translate to the test form.

Around the house... we cleared all the boxes of discards and took them to Grom's school rummage sale.  It's gone from my life and the school raised $1,300.  Win-win!

One of my favorite things... being able to say, "I went to the gym today".

Vocabulary word of the week:
torpid: (adj) apathetic, sluggish, or lethargic
Surferman feels torpid when he eats too much.

A few plans for the rest of the week: dentist, karate, getting ready for the holidays, planning, decluttering, organizing... and on and on.

Here are some pictures I'm sharing...

(rain + friends)way too quite / parents not paying enougth attention

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  1. Brilliant idea to have him help plan! Wish I'd thought of that when I was homeschooling.

    Visiting from the Simple Woman

  2. I feel torpid when I eat too much too ...

    Good idea giving a little control to Grom! Makes him "own" his schedule a little more.

    Do you have surfboards painted on your hall floor? Very interesting!

  3. The surfboards are rugs. The hall is so long, they add a little fun.

  4. I stopped via the Simple Woman's Daybook. I enjoyed your daybook very much. Thank you, Robin.
    I'm surprised your side color is almost the same as my web page.