Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thanks!!! and Simple Woman's Daybook

I want to start by Thanking you all that have given me support and wisdom through your comments this past weekend. You are a true blessing in my life!

I am feeling much better...no dizziness since Sunday night and was able to get a 5 km run in yesterday and should get out soon for another one. It felt great to exercise again!!!

I had a sneak peek at the scale this morning and I am down almost 4 pounds since Sunday's weigh in...now I know for sure it was water retention that put me up on Sunday!! I will not record this number of course but it was good to see.

Here is my Simple Woman's Daybook entry for today...you can see more entries by checking out the link to Peggy's host site.

Outside my window...the sun is shining, clothes on the line are blowing in the gentle breeze and the younger children are riding their bikes.

I am thinking...what a great life of freedom I have.

I am thankful for...my health and the health of my family and friends.

From the learning rooms...we are working through the normal workbooks with hopes of completing them by the end of 8-9 more weeks.

From the kitchen...the dishwasher is done, the meat is thawing for supper and I think I am going to bake something but I don't know what yet.

I am wearing...black sweater, green pants and my running shoes.

I am creating...absolutely nothing.....

I am going...to go grocery shopping later this morning.

I am reading...the same books as last week but I am going to start reading Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit by Teri Maxwell again. I love this book...I have read it twice before and learned something new each time.
I am hoping...that I can finish this post without another interruption. (I started to type at like 7am and it is now 10am!! what a busy morning it has been!!)

I am hearing...the washing machine hum and the little boys play with their cars.
Around the house...a lot of busyness today...

One of my favorite things...freshly washed sheets on my bed that were hung on the clothes line to dry.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Awana tonight and then no other big plans.

Here is picture for thought...sometimes I wish I could eat with my hands!!


  1. I love it! :)

    Fresh washed sheets are one of my favorites as well.

    Glad you got a run in and are feeling better.

  2. This is a great post! Glad you are feeling better and you are rid of the water weight! Keep going and never look back! :)

  3. I am glad that you are feeling better :)

  4. Oh, I am so glad you are feeling better. You are making me crave my runs even more. Treadmill here I come! <3

  5. Yay that you are feeling better and even out running. Amazing! I'm so glad those pounds came off. I knew they couldn't be "real" weight. You have been through a storm and will be stronger for it sweet Christine!

  6. Such cute kiddos you have! Glad you are feeling so much better! YAY! Loved reading your Simple Woman's Daybook...I love freshly washed sheets too! :)


  7. Oh...what a sweet picture. Yes..it would be nice to throw caution to the wind and eat with our hands :)

  8. I love this post, Christine. Sometimes it's really nice to reflect on just how fortunate and blessed we are :)

    P.S. In some cultures, it is customary to eat with one's hands! ;) I went to a great Ethiopian restaurant where our only utensils were...our hands!!!

    See you on Saturday! xo

  9. I posted the cookie recipe, Christine! :) Oh and here is the tuna burgers...very easy and my kids LOVED them! They come from the Jeub Family's first cookbook. Have you heard of them? :)

    Tuna Burgers

    5 cans (6 oz) tuna, drained
    2 eggs beaten
    6 saltine crackers, crushed
    s&p to taste

    Mix all the ingredients together and shape into 5 or 6 patties. Fry in 1/4 inch oil (I use EVOO) until browned on each side. Serve on buns with toppings. :)