The Simple Woman's Daybook
From Cabo San Lucas
For December 18, 2008
Outside My Window
It is cloudy and 80 degrees, but will brighten up later.
I am thinking
About Gift From the Sea, in which she talks about how, when on vacation, it takes several days for her mind to come out of lock-down and start to toss up ideas, thoughts, observations, etc, about her life. I am just getting to that stage (day 5)
I am thankful for
The fact that the weather appears to be clearing in Portland, so we'll be able to get home tomorrow night.
From the learning rooms
I haven't been reading to the shrimp, except for a few pages at night before bed. During the break I plan to start doing that again, at least 20-30 minutes a day.
From the kitchen
Nothing except sandwiches and McVities. We're going to Damiana tonight in San Jose.
I am wearing
Shorts and a t-shirt
I am creating
The red sweater. This is the first time I've used a real pattern, and stitch markers. I'm learning lots.
I am going
To the pool, pretty soon.
I am reading
The Girl With No Shadow, by Joanne Harris. It's great.
I am hoping
That when I get home I can
- clean my closet,
- lose 10 pounds,
- start working out five days a week,
- start getting up earlier,
- begin taking my child to church and teaching him about God,
- help him make more friends,
- teach him higher math,
- take him to the theatre more often,
- get him piano and swimming lessons started,
- get him to eat more foods.
- I am also hoping that the babysitter is still agreeable to helping out during the Session,
- that I can start cooking 5 perfect dinners per week which we eat sitting around a table while conversing politely, and
- that I can keep my car clean.
This list looks faintly ridiculous (as in, more than is realistic) when I line everything out in my head. Maybe I don't have as much to feel guilty about as I thought.
I am hearing
The waves and the sound of little kids around the pool.
Around the house
One of my favorite things
Having my family all together.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week
Finish Christmas shopping, wrap the gifts, invite for New Year's eve, work out, clean my closet as above, etc. Not much.