The Simple Woman’s Daybook – May 11, 2009

May 11, 2009…

 Outside my window...

it is sunny and beautiful, and the birds are chirping!  I am loving this gorgeous spring that we have been having and praying that it sticks around through the summer.  Last summer was so wet and cold, we Alaskans are ready for a beautiful one!

I am thinking…
that I wish these contractions would just get regular and get labor over with!  We are all so anxious to meet the new little man.

I am thankful for…
my husband who has been so supportive of me, and has helped me to think clearly and come up with great ideas to make the next couple of weeks much nicer for my tired, aching, pregnant body!
From the learning rooms…
We are finishing up our main school for the year.  The older boys are almost finished with science and math.  The younger two are almost finished with math, spelling, and Latin.  We are all ready for summer vacation to start.  We will still be doing Russian, the older two will keep up with their Omnibus reading, and the two younger ones will have some summer reading assignments.  Also, we will be taking lots of field trips and doing science outdoors.

 From the kitchen…

My husband informed me that we will be grilling outside all summer and using paper plates!  He doesn’t want us "wasting" time in the kitchen cooking and doing clean-up, so we will be utilizing our new grill every night!  I am so excited!   Hotdogs and chili are on the menu for tonight, with shish-ka-bobs and BBQ chicken also on the menu for the week.
One of my favorite things...
watching my two youngest boys play together.  They are SO cute!

I am wearing…
My favorite, comfy, grey, maternity pants and a slightly fitted blue shirt.

I am going…
to try to stay home most of the week and conserve my energy for what I know lies ahead soon!
I am reading… 
Hmm…I haven’t been doing much in this area.  I read a book about George Mueller that was really good!  I read a couple of short books last week, one on Eisenhower, and one on Stradivarius.  I have a Grace Livingston Hill book that I keep meaning to get into, but just haven’t yet.

 I am hoping…
to have this baby soon, but that he doesn’t come when my hubby is out of town on Wednesday!
I am hearing…
the kids playing downstairs and hubby listening to a conference that he REALLY wanted to attend in person but stayed home because I am due soon!  What a guy!

A few plans for the rest of the week:
I have to go to Anchorage on Thursday to take my oldest to an ophthamologist.  He may have a condition called amblyopia.  Amblyopia develops in childhood, when the connections between the eyes and the brain are developing. The brain must learn how to put together information sent from two eyes and make one picture. If the image from one eye is clear and the other blurry, or if the eyes are misaligned and send two different pictures, the brain will ignore the picture sent from one eye. Amblyopia results when the brain consistently ignores the information from the one eye. The appearance of the affected eye may be perfectly normal, yet its vision will be abnormal. Using the analogy of the eye as a camera and the brain as the photo-processing machinery, the problem causing amblyopia is not that the camera (eye) is defective, but that the photo processor (brain) is not properly developing the "film" it receives.  With early detection and treatment, visual loss from amblyopia can be minimized or even completely reversed.

A photo I would like to share…


My oldest met the Lt. Governor during his week at TeenPact!  He is in the middle with a white shirt and glasses on.  The Lt. Governor is on the far left.  This was only about 1/4th of the class too.

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One thought on “The Simple Woman’s Daybook – May 11, 2009

  1. it is nice to hear from you! i hope the little baby comes soon and everything goes well. How is Russian going? Is everyone speaking it yet? i wish so badly I could speak it, at least as well as i understand it. i was thrilled though the other day as one of my sons did catch some from the church services we attend a couple times a month, all in Russian. it is a great way to put it into practice! When did you think you might come to ID? We were trying to plan a trip over there and i wondered if you were coming this year – Martha

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