Simple Woman’s Daybook: May 4th

Outside My Window: It’s been nice and cool and cloudy. The heat wave seems to be over and I’m content as I can still get by with my summer-ish wardrobe and maybe a light sweater. We’ve had a bit of rain but nothing remarkable.

I am hearing: Curious George on tv – we’re headed to my grandma’s for dinner soon but MM insists he finishes watching his show before his diaper change, after which we will leave.

I am thinking: Too many things at once – my brain is still pretty muddled with all the same things, trying to plan the upcoming weeks but pretty much completely unable to.

I am hoping:
that Dream Company gets back to Dan soon! So far nothing, although we did hear from his old boss that they contacted him for a reference this past Friday, so we know they are still doing something and hopefully we hear soon. Not that I’m getting impatient or anything. 😛

From The Kitchen
Monday: dinner at my grandmas
Tuesday: Spaghetti with mozzarella stuffed meatballs – yum!
Wednesday: Hot Dogs & Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Thursday: Hamburger Night
Friday: Chicken something or other

This menu is staring to look awfully repetitive but the price has been working well for us, so it will do for now. I look forward to being able to expand our menus even just a little bit…

I’m now reading: Lioness Rampant, the last book in the Alanna series by Tamora Pierce. I started reading Influence a couple of nights ago, only to realize it was absolutely nothing like what I thought it would be – you know, a memoir. It’s actually a coffee table book style collection of interviews with 20 famous-ish people who have “influenced” the Olsen twins. I really didn’t care for it at all and had no interest in the 20 people they interviewed so I abandoned it. I hope they do a real memoir someday, although I guess I’d expect that kind of book to come much later in their lives, which is fine.

I am creating: Nothing at the moment – I did take some pictures for my review of the Amazon Kindle 2 and shot the video for this week’s In My Opinion video meme (click the link for this week’s questions if you want to play along), so that’s sort of creative… I guess.

Around the house: We’ve been cleaning up clutter mostly, it’s been nice to see a lot of old junk go but we have a lot more left to do!

One of my favorite things: We’ve been teaching MM to spell a bit. Still very early on in the process but it’s been really cute. We got a book from Frecklebox (to review for Mommas Review) that has his name splashed all over it and we’ve been loving using that to help him learn to spell his name and dude it works and he loves it!

A few plans for the rest of the week: That totally depends on when Dream Company gets back to us and what they say. If it’s a yes, we’ll be calling moving companies and packing, etc. If it’s a no, hubby has a couple companies lined up to apply to via recommendations from some friends. Oh and tv of course, because you know I run my life by the tv schedule.

A Picture Thought: Here’s a cute picture of MM eating dinner with one of his new favorite bedtime / all the time stuffed animals – a little stuffed Westie that follows him everywhere, even to the breakfast table apparently. Picture captured by daddy.

In My Opinion: April 22

This week’s questions for the In My Opinion video meme are:

  1. One of mom’s traits I admired is/was …
  2. I remember getting into trouble with my parents on this occasion.
  3. Are you more of a rule keeper, or a rule breaker? Why?

And here is my video response:

Your turn.

Three Small Words

This meme In Three Words is published on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but for this week at least I’m planning to answer all three at once, if only because Karen did. Respond to the pictures below using just three words.

1. The very first impression you had when you met


originally uploaded by katiebate.

My answer: “Good, he’s smart.”


2. What brings out the kid in you?


a frivolous moment, originally uploaded by jenny downing.

My answer: jumping in waves


3. If you could tell him one thing

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My answer: Make us proud.

Your turn.

What’s The Most Beautiful Place You’ve Ever Seen?

One of the questions I answered in this week’s In My Opinion was “What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen?” My answer was Wurzburg, Germany and I mentioned having pictures, but I think, did a terrible job describing Germany to you and how beautiful Wurzburg truly is so I went digging through my albums, played around in Picasa and made a collage of some of the better shots I took in Wurzburg for your viewing pleasure. I think it gives you a quick impression of what I think of when I think of Wurzburg.

What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen? Post some pictures on your blog – or better yet – do that AND talk about it on video – it’s not too late to participate in Karen’s video meme.

In My Opinion: April 1

This week’s questions for the In My Opinion Video Meme hosted by Write From Karen are:

1. Should the individual or society be of primary importance?

2. What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen?

3. If you could spend tomorrow doing anything you desired, what would you do?

Here’s my video response:

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In my response, I mention pictures I took in Wurzburg, Germany – you can view those here.

Want to play? The questions for next week are:

  1. How many siblings do you have? What is your birth order? Do you agree with the birth order characteristics? Why, or why not?
  2. What’s the tastiest meal that you can cook? Do you like to cook? Tell us about your cooking experiences.
  3. Has anything bad ever happened to you that turned out to be for the best? Has anything good ever happened to that turned out to be a bad thing in the end? Tell us about it.

If you played along this week, or plan to, make sure you link up your post @ Write From Karen!

In My Opinion: March 11th on Vimeo

In My Opinion Video Meme @ Write From Karen

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This week’s In My Opinion video meme asked you to answer one or all of the following questions:

  1. If you had to spend one year living alone in a remote cabin, what would you spend your time doing?
  2. When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  3. What’s your favorite music group/video? Now tell us why it’s your favorite?

Did you play along? Don’t forget to Link Up at Write From Karen!