I'm trying out this daybook thing. I love reading them at Elizabeth's and Sarah's. It seems like a nice way to write about some things I might not otherwise. Here goes!
Outside my window... It's dark. The weather has been pleasant. I expected more heat through September and am now worried my tomatoes won't fruit but it's a chance every gardener takes every time they plant a seed. It's still worth doing. It is hope.
I am thinking... About how to handle ballet now that it falls at just the wrong time of day and leave us on the highway for an hour and a half (one way!) with a screaming baby in the back seat. Every fender bender we pass, I want to get out and punch the driver in the stomach. It's just hard. I wanted to pour my older two children a cold beer last night after the most traumatic commute yet. My poor son cries and traces little crosses on the baby's head with drops from his bottled water.
I am thankful... For a refund check from one of our daughter's many doctors this summer. Very much needed this week. Because I needed to pay one of her other doctors from this summer. ;)
In the kitchen... Trader Joe's Pumpkin Waffle Mix. My sister sent us a box last year and the children love this stuff. If it's Trader Joe's, it's healthy, right? Better than Eggo, right?
I am creating... A book for my baby girl and a new raised bed for winter greens.
I am reading... Sense and Sensibility, Harry Potter, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (with my 12yo), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (to my son), and But Not the Hippopotamus (to my 4 month old).
I am looking forward to... the weekend and time with my husband. It was our 14th anniversary this week and we celebrated by staying up all night with our fussy baby girl and (separately) carting the children all over town to their various activities. Isn't that romantic? But shrug. I love him. After 14 (+5) years, I still marvel that he's all mine. It's enough at this phase that we still really want to spend time together.
I am learning... the sew with knits.
I am pondering... whether that's a complete waste of time. I mean really. How much time and money will I spend whipping up a sloppy home sewn onesie that I can buy for a couple of bucks absolutely anywhere? But the idea has taken root and I'm powerless to stop it now.
Around the house.... We're almost out of bathroom tissue? These daybooks always sound a little more poetic on other people's blogs.
I am pondering... The Liturgy of the Hours. I always crave its comforting routine this time of year. My sister gave me Christian Prayer for my birthday on year so maybe I associate it with October, but maybe it's just the pace of fall that makes me crave the comforting routine. See also: The Cosby Show and Laura Ingalls.
One of my favorite things... An hour or so of quiet and peace in the morning.
A few plans for the rest of the week: First Friday and an informal homeschooling meet up at my new parish. Oh y'all, I love my new parish.
A peek into my day...
We had to pull over last night for a little snuggle. So she could catch her breath and resume screaming for the remainder of the drive home. My poor sweet baby girl, how I wish we could just drop it all and cocoon until spring.