I am participating in a Simple Woman's Daybook for July and August 2017.
Outside my Window... The sky is presently covered with misty white clouds in July and it feels like it is in the ninety's. I think we may get an afternoon shower. It is humid. In August today, it is in the low eighties as a high and a beautiful sunny day.
I am Thinking...that I hope the Lord guides the progress of my children.
Colin/26 - July: Defended his thesis today and was approved to receive his Ph.D. in Fire Protection Engineering. I am so proud and amazed with this son of mine. He will be heading up to Philly to meet my other son. August: My son is getting ready to go live with some Franciscan monks in New York for a whole year.
Brandyn/25 - July: Just returned home for helping to lead young adults in a service project with the Church. He is on his way to Philadelphia tonight to see his girlfriend. August: Spending time with a priest at University of Maryland with Colin today.
Kristen/21 - July: Just returned from a trip to Bethany Beach and New York City with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend picked her up after work and they went out to dinner. August: Just returned from a mission trip to Belize in Central America.
Claire/17 - July: Just returned from the service project with the Church that my older son helped to lead. She went out tonight with some friends to a local restaurant. August: Packing and doing last minute things before she heads off to University of Nebraska.
Patrick/10 - July: He is spending his last night of camping with the boy scouts and his father this week. They will be home tomorrow. August: Playing with his neighborhood friends.
July: I just returned from adoration to pray for my health and my children. They all came home and they all left. Things are happening so fast. I really needed to spend time with the Lord tonight. August: Colin and Claire are getting ready to travel to New York and Nebraska.
In the Kitchen...In July, the kids seemed to eat and run tonight. I'm glad a was able to buy Marie Calendars Chicken Pot Pies which Brandyn had to eat for dinner. Claire made pasta and sausage. She made too many sausages so I helped eat the left over one. Kristen went out to dinner and Colin ate after his presentation on his thesis. In August, we are having grilled salmon, grilled asparagus, and corn on the cob.
I am Wearing...Black Blue jean shorts with a turquoise and blue top and flip flops.
I am Creating...In July, all the crafts for the journal writing class I'll be teaching in the fall. I'm teaching eight classes for four to six year old's. I have completed making supplies for seven of the eight classes. I can't wait because it is going to be fun. The leader of the other coop in Knoxville suggested that no one teach religion lessons. Therefore, I had to fix my Creation display and song. I rewrote the song and changed one of the pictures on my display. In August, I'm working on teaching chemistry to the first through third graders at the coop.
I am Looking Forward to...In July, my husband and son to come home tomorrow. In August, I'm looking forward to traveling to Nebraska to bring Claire to college with my husband.
The dog just finished barking at our neighbor walking with her grandchild. She was looking out the door. I think her eyesight is getting bad. I took her to the vet today to get a blood test because she was acting funny yesterday. Her tail was down and she was following me around and wasn't her perky self at all. It is the second time it happened. I don't know why she does this. I think she has PTSD.
In August, I hear someone mowing their grass in the neighborhood and my daughter and her boyfriend talking in the living room.
Around the House...In July, even though we cleared out much of the basement, we still have to clear out the back room and the garage. We just got a new air conditioning unit in the attic. The air conditioning enters our kitchen now. It didn't before. Now it is nice and cool. My husband should be helping me clean out the back room and the garage rather than writing songs for the swim team. It is not necessary that he do this and it takes tons of time. He is not sitting on the couch with me for thirty minutes anymore either. It is supposed to help my recovery from when I was hospitalized at the beginning of the summer.
In August, after we return from Nebraska...we will look into selling the piano, getting rid of a couch, and possibly buying another flat screen t.v. and area rug for the living room. We still need to clear out the back room and the garage. Dh finally sat on the couch with me last night.
I am Praying...for all my children. Like I said, things are happening so fast now and they are all growing up. I am so grateful for each of them. They don't know how much I love them.
One of My Favorite Things...was seeing Dr. Colin Miller, Ph.D. defend his thesis and taking vacation with my family.
Here are some recent pics when we brought our daughter to University of Nebraska to share: