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Monday, May 24, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook


Outside my window...
Looks like another iffy day-- might rain, might not. I am ready for hot weather. I know that sounds strange but I am longing for long hot days where the only relief is a dip in the pool!

I am thinking...
About my book's release... next Tuesday!! In a few days I am posting about how YOU can help my book become a success. I hope you guys will read and be inspired!!

I am thankful for...
A great husband. He's still searching for a job and I am so proud of the way he has handled this whole thing. Last week he spoke for an unemployment group at a local church and is considering starting a small group for unemployed people at our church. Not to mention he's been such a help as we've prepared for this book to launch and I've been finishing my book that's due next Tuesday.

From the learning rooms...
I am making a summer reading plan to read aloud every morning from some of the great chapter books I enjoyed as a child. I've read many of them to my older children, but now it's time to share them with my younger ones. Summer is a great time to do so.

From the kitchen...
Curt and I are doing this crazy diet that one of our pastors challenged him to do. And so I jumped in too. The nice thing is we are eating the same thing so it's kind of hard to fall off the wagon. The hard thing is it's all meat and fresh veggies/fruits so we are forever running back and forth to the grocery. We are eating well, though! It's a 21 day diet and we are 7 days in. I've made a chart for the fridge to check off each day I make it through.

I am wearing...
Sweats. I am always wearing sweats when I write this, it seems. Says a lot about my daily wardrobe. Glamorous.

I am creating...
My next novel. Going through and making changes so I can send it off.

I am going...
To dinner several times this weekend considering it's my birthday!! Looking forward to a weekend of celebrating. (I will NOT be doing the diet over the weekend, I don't care what anyone says...)

I am reading...
Grace-Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel once it comes in from the library hold list. It was recommended by www.preschoolersandpeace.com, a site I still very much enjoy even though we aren't homeschooling anymore. A woman recently told me she thinks God gives special wisdom to homeschool moms. That site is evidence that this is true!

I am hoping...
For a happy birthday and a successful book launch. Here's a preview of what I will be talking about in my next post: tell all your friends to buy my book!! :)

I am hearing...
Sirius 80's on 8. Love it.

Around the house...
This weekend the kids cleaned their rooms well (closets, under their beds, sheets washed, floors vacuumed). So needed.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Writing, a couple of interviews for Curt (prayers appreciated!), an open house for my youngest's summer preschool program, a volunteer appreciation dinner, an orthodontist appt for my 13yo, and swim team practices nightly. A pretty average week.

A picture I am sharing: 4 yo preschool graduation-- and yes, I cried! (The oldest was working so he missed it.)


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6 comments:

Arlene said...

Happy birthday young lady! What a great way to celebrate your birthday - with a book release! Hope all goes well with your hubby and his interview. Have a blessed week.

Bonita said...

Good grief, she's four already! How can that be?

Sounds like a wonderful week coming up, both with your birthday and the book release. Hope it's fun!

Lindsey Feldpausch said...

Got my "Christianbook.com summer fiction 2010" order booklet in the mail and I flipped through to find your book. Then I read the description to the right of it and they spelled the main character's name "Lindsay" instead of "Lindsey".... I was like "Oh, no you didn't" lol. Anyway, I am really looking forward to this book because my family used to take yearly trips to the Outer Banks for Spring Break. Your cover picture alone reminds me of those bright beach days!

Flamingo Mama said...

i was wondering if you were homeschooling anymore or not. i'm really thinking of starting in the fall of 2011. should i run as fast as i can away from it? lol

The Barton Five said...

is there a link anyplace for that crazy diet?

Kristie said...

Can you share any info on the diet you both are doing?