Friday, April 3, 2009

MY HEARTS' HAVEN DAYBOOK 2009

Outside My Window.......quite a chilly day.......will dip into the 20's tonight. It is April, right? There was a good dusting of snow on the ground this morning....and it still spits snow, but none sticking.

I am thinking........I have SO MUCH TO DO TODAY! I better get going. I will write this off and on throughout the day...if I can manage it!

I am thankful for.............my friend Shawna......and her husband Jacob. Besides letting my little boys hang out at her house all day yesterday......and feeding them dinner while I got the oil changed in the car........it is a pleasure to talk with her......and I appreciate that when I inserted my foot into my mouth in a public display of forgetting to "think before I speak" they can laugh at me and with me.........and not take it all too seriously. And, I am very happy to have Jacob as a coach for Malachy's tee ball team.......and I love the way they both allow Garrett so much time practicing leadership skills........where, as the 5th child in my home he is not often allowed to exert that capability. Oh, and I appreciate that Shawna did not kick me out last night when it was getting late :)

From the kitchen.........still thinking on this.......tuna for lunch.......cheese pizza, homemade for dinner???

I am wearing........my treadmill clothes: a pair of pastel capris and a purple Curves shirt and my tennis shoes

I am creating........energy, with my exercising! Let's hope!

I am going...........to Davis tonight. Matthew, Marty and I will travel down to Davis for Matthew's outbound orientation with the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Katie, who is my dear friend Sheila's daughter, will be traveling with us.........she went to Germany in the same program, and was Matthew's inspiration for getting himself out of the country :)

I am reading.........S.T.A.B.L.E., a textbook for a STABLE class I have at the end of the month (YES!!!! ANOTHER CLASS!!!) the topic being for post-resuscitation of the newborn and stabilization of the infant being transported. FUN. Actually, it has been about four years since I last took the class and there has been a lot of interesting research since then..........things seem more simplified. Also, just about finished with Those Who Love by Irving Stone. Finished The Phantom Tollbooth with the little boys.........and have started The Wind in the Willows aloud to the boys. I also read to them at night: Stories of Favorite Saints by Bertha C. Krall

I am hoping.............that the rhythm to our days will maintain and improve......a rhythm I have been aiming for since January!!!......and that we have a good, productive day tomorrow at the orientation.....and that the homeopathic remedy will cure these asthma symptoms........and that I can lose weight and get in better shape. There. I said it publicly. :)

I am hearing......the hum of a computer......that is all.

I am wondering.......if I should just post this as it before I go tonight.........so all of the tenses are right within my sentences.

Around the house.......slowly getting straightened up. I have a short term plan........and I hope the kids involved will put it into effect tomorrow!

Now Showing..........Travel movies from Netflix for Switzerland, Germany & Austria. A movie about Bach, for the little boys.

In the schoolroom.....and OUT of the schoolroom....Bach, squares & rectangles, multiplication, fractions, decimals, travel videos, copywork, baseball, piano, singing, American history, chicken egg development, picture books "starring" chickens, Saint stories, First Holy communion notebook and prep, play rehearsals, skiing & boarding.............and more

One of my favorite things.........a tuna melt!

Signs of the seasons............minimal snow.....buds on trees........crocuses at the hospital......spring skiing

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...........too much to write now......but, it is Holy Week!

Special prayer requests on my mind this week.........travel prayers for the weekend.....and private intentions.

St. Gerard's List..........Tonia, Suzanne, Louise, Victoria & Erica

I am currently scrapbooking..........I just got an order of new paper and pages and an album and some tape refills.........I hope to scrapbook a week from Saturday. :) You know........all I want is a room to leave my scrapbook stuff out so I can do 0-30 minutes whenever I have time.............I think I will do leaver it out for the month of June........we'll see.

Oh! I almost forgot! I am getting some journaling done from the mid-eighties. That is a HUGE success! Scrapbookers everywhere are aware, eh?

I am exercising.........I am! FINALLY!!! Now, if it would warm up.....I would like to go walking outside.........can't go when it is cold.......it makes it hard to breathe.....and I couch for the rest of the day........ugh

Here is picture thought I am sharing........no time....gotta post now!

Love,

chari

4 comments:

Clare Marie-Therese Duroc said...

Patsy Cline just came on the radio and I thought of your family... I think one of the kids told me that Mr. B is a big fan. :)

Alas for the snow! I hope you don't get anything heavier than the dusting. Our sky was looking ominous this early afternoon, but the sun came out again. I'm so, so ready for spring.

Chari said...

Yep......her BIGGEST fan :)

spring???? me, too!

erica said...

You are incredibly sweet to think of pregnant me. Thank you for the prayers! :)
Erica

Chari said...

I did not know you peeked around here, Erica....I am happy to see you!

In case you come back here.......I loved our long chat way back in October....but we cannot make it down south in June.......maybe in September????

I will update you one day!! :)

Hus to all!