The Hayes Zoo

Our Purpose

- to know God and use our entire lives in service to Him.

- to stand in the gap through prayer, giving and service to viable ministries in Latin America.

- to be transparent helpers of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, using our resources and skills that through the Holy Spirit, we might encourage and equip those who have less.

- to share a living perspective from Latin America to our churches, friends and family in the states and beyond.

Monday, August 3, 2009

New Monday Day Book

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Monday, August 3, 2009.

Outside my window... I see blue sky interrupted by lots of clouds, hiding the mountain to the right. At present they are white but this is the rainy season so I'll be watching for changing colors that signal the thunder, lightening, and rain that is sure to come.

I am thinking... that I forgot to put the sheets out on the line. Better pause and do that while the rains hold off.

I am thankful for... the internet being reconnected. I have bills to pay, phone calls to make and general details to take care of. Of course, this also makes me a tad nervous as to how much we rely on this technology to function.

From the learning rooms... I will be reorganizing and getting things set up as we are scheduled to start school next week!

From the kitchen...
I am following that menu plan I started last week. The markets were a tad light on some of the things I wanted to get so there will be adjustments but that just keeps up the creativity factor, doesn't it? :) Lunch will be PBJ sandwiches (found Peanut butter!) and veggie soup. Dinner will be a Chicken and Rice casserole.

I am wearing... my newly updated capris and my favorite t-shirt from Lucy, and my older chacos as the newer ones are being cleaned and dried as we speak. :) Silver hoop earrings, makeup and lipstick. All this goes well with my newly blonde hair. At least that's what I'm telling myself.

I am creating...
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..................................does last week's sewing fest count for this week? I used the sewing machine to update capris, mend holes, and do up a few quickie play dresses for the girls. This is a miracle in itself as I've had this machine since I turned 18, have moved it to three different countries and I'm on about my 6th time of actually USING the thing.

I am going... back to the market today to try and find cat food.

I am reading...
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It's the next book in the British Literature core that I am doing with my mom just for personal enrichment! ** Still reading....I've made it past the historical content, author's introduction, and various other introductions. NOW I can start the story. :) **

I am hoping... that Alan's trip to Monte a La Virgin goes well. He's out there welding up more bridge parts as they are ready for the next step. He'll be staying overnight as this place is 1.5 hours one way from our house and the work itself will take most of one whole day. It didn't make sense for him to drive all the way back just to turn around again to finish it up.

I am hearing...
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe on CD. I think my children have it memorized by now. I know I do. They need some new material.

Around the house...
General picking up needed desperately. Again. Still. I just did this and can't understand why it won't stay that way.

One of my favorite things...
my morning latte. I was so long ago by now though I may need a repeat.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
*Reorganizing of the school shelves/calendar.

*Finishing a few books with the kids and gearing up for the next 'session'.
*Following that menu plan.
*I have a dentist appointment for Wednesday that is going to be an experience.

Here is picture thought I am sharing... typical view out the car window.


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1 comment:

Missus Wookie said...

Thanks for the reminder - I paused to bring in the bedding :) I'm impressed with the sewing machine, I've owned this one for nearly a decade and not got it working yet...