Tuesday, February 02, 2016

DayBook 2.2.16

Outside my window... So. Much. Snow! We've gotten well over a foot in the last 36 hours or so. And it wasn't very cold, so it was fun to be outside playing and shoveling. Plus this is snow day #2 off school. Super fun.

I am hearing... kids in the other room eating breakfast. Kate and her school friends had arranged to have a sleepover last night if school was cancelled again. I happened to be on the phone with my dad when school was cancelled and sleepover plans were finalized... only to find out that the sleepover was at my house! (I a only pretending to be annoyed - I actually love having a house full of kids!)

I am feeling... cozy. Don't really want to move from my spot today.

I am thinking... a lot about the next phase of my life. What do I want it to look like?

I am thankful for... friends who put up with my flakiness.

From the kitchen... last night I made this cookie dough dip recipe for the kids to snack on while we played Apples to Apples. So yummy - and I'll try decreasing the sugar next time I make it. I have 2 whole chickens roasting in the crockpot, so we'll have taquitos and quinoa enchilada bake this week. I'm also planning on roasting some sweet potatoes and carmelizing onions to use this week on salads or whatnot.

I am wearing... old running tights (which I may have worn all day yesterday as long underwear and then slept in last night), a wool turtleneck, and my pink fisherman sweater. And my old slippers.

I am creating... I've been busy in the sewing room. I need to baste a quilt top that I finished last week. Would like to have this quilt completely finished in the next couple weeks. I've also cut out fabric for 2 other quilt tops. One I'd like to have done mid-March.

I am going... to be taxing kids around this afternoon despite all the snow. Fortunately there isn't far to go.

I am reading... I've finished Never Fall Down which was a wonderful book albeit a difficult subject. I was previewing it for the kids. Not sure I'm ready for them to read it. I also finished Beyond the Grave a surprisingly good read about wills/trusts/leaving money to others.  My next book is Seven Thousand Ways to Listen which I'm excited about yet have been saving for a time I can really savor it. I also need to find another fiction book to start.

I am hoping... that the laundry magically washed itself and put itself away. If not, I'm planning on watching the mini series Death Comes to Pemberly while I fold. And, yes, I have enough laundry to get through a full mini series. Ugh.

Around the house... yesterday I met with our contractor about planning a kitchen remodel! So excited. Also talked to him about fixing up our basement a bit. We need a better "hang out" area for the kids as they turn into teenagers.

In the homeschool room... we'll ease back into homeschool starting today. Need to make a January plan.

How I'm exercising... I've started back with a personal trainer 2x/week. He's nearly killing me (I've come close to vomiting almost every session!) but I can already feel an improvement.

One of my favorite things... tea.

A few plans for the next week: Broncos in the Superbowl!!

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