(Is it awful I've neglected this blog and just spent a few minutes wondering if I did this on Tuesdays or not?)
Outside my window... We are back to the perfect, sunny, 70 degree weather. It's perfect for bike rides and going to the park.
I am thinking... I am kind of sad that we aren't going to Disneyland this week. We went the last two weeks and everyone wants to go again, but this week is just too busy. We are going next week for 24 hours (plus probably the next day), so I just need to practice patience.
I am thankful... For a nice house to live in, for food in the cupboards, for the bag of bread flour I just bought, and for children who behave 80% of the time.
In the kitchen... My kitchen is still recovering from the weekend I sort of took off. I need to finish getting the stuff that has accumulated on top of the counter. Everything needs to be returned to it's homes (like the blender). Then I am going to make bread and cinnamon rolls.
I am wearing... cleaning clothes, you could say. An old shirt, old shorts, and socks since my feet are cold. I have a bad habit of bleaching things and touching my clothes.
I am creating... A clean and calm house, and working on getting rid of some clutter. I have a feeling this weekend I'm going to have to spend a day in the boy's room to purge a bunch of stuff they don't play with.
I am going... Nowhere special this week, since we are getting extra schoolwork done before next week. Just doing our usual stuff.
I am wondering... If I can manage to get some boxes up into the rafters. Will I be tall enough if I stand on the ladder? Will I manage to get the kitchen cleaned up so I can do a post on laundry soap?
I am reading... I just finished reading The Hunger Games trillogy for the 3rd time, now I am going to start on some books my Mom started reading- the Janet Evanovich series.
I am hoping... that my Hubby gets his raise and back pay in April so we can maybe take a trip to Vegas. The kids think Vegas is the greatest place aside from Disneyland. I think it's just the fun of a trip. I guess if that happens, I am also hoping we can fix the dvd player that goes in the car.
I am looking forward to... Next week's Disneyland trip, since Hubby and a lot of our friends are going. I'm also looking forward to spring and warmer weather, we are ready to spend our days at the waterpark.
I am learning... to load the dishwasher after lunch, and after dinner. My kitchen is 10x cleaner when I run it more often. My electric bill may go up a bit, but it's worth it to not have dishes waiting for their turn.
Around the house... I finally got the Christmas sticker off the floor in the living room. I want to do some spring cleaning and decluttering, but the more we get closer to summer, I may save that until school is done. It's enough to keep up with regular stuff then to add in big projects.
I am pondering... rearranging stuff, a rug, curtains, material, sewing, and what do I want to recover the kitchen chairs in.
A favorite quote for today... I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. -Groucho Marx
One of my favorite things... A clean, mopped floor.
A few plans for the rest of the week: more cleaning, more laundry, more schoolwork, more lessons, more practice, more studying, more visiting.
A peek into my day...
Copying his big bro
Playing trains while wearing a tap shoe.