Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Outside my window... It is cloudy, cool, and a gentle rain is falling. {Ahhhh. Happiness}

I am thinking... about my sister. She is having a c-section later this afternoon and will get to meet her sweet little baby boy! We are so thrilled for her! I'll share more when I have some info!

I am thankful for... John, Will, Sarah, and Abbey. I love those guys so much.

From the kitchen... I have a roast in the crockpot and it smells soooooooo good. John peeled some potatoes for me a little while ago {I'm allergic to something in the peeling and will have a full-blown asthma attack if I peel a potato--weird} and I'm going to make mashed potatoes, gravy, and roasted brussel sprouts to go with the roast. Yummmmmmm.

I am wearing... shorts and a t-shirt. And flip-flops.

I am creating... a new two-week menu plan and fun theme for Bunco. I'm thinking football!

I am going... to pick kids up from school in a little while. And drop some stuff by Goodwill. I've been de-cluttering and it feels great!

I am reading... The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

I am hoping... that I'm not getting a cold. I have a scratchy sore throat and a very runny nose. Ugh.

I am hearing... rain falling and my husband working in the other room. {I love it when he works from home!}

One of my favorite things... is when everyone arrives home from their school day!

A few plans for the rest of the week: A couple of hikes with friends, a meeting, a Camp Rock 2 pajama/pizza party, and a double date {concert} with some friends we love!

-----From The Simple Woman's Daybook-----


*carrie* said...

That is really bizarre about the potato!

I will be curious to hear your thoughts on OD, and also Sleeth's book.

Have fun seeing OTR. I saw them a few years ago, and it was a great show!

OhioFamOf4 said...

I've heard that is a great book. You'll have to give us a little review.

Kendra said...

Can I come eat at your house? That all sounds like fun. Hiking, tween movie, pizza party and all. And can't wait to hear about baby James!

Brooke said...

A gentle rain, a good book, a roast in the crock pot....it sounds like fall has arrived at your house! Encourage it southbound, if you please. We're still sweltering down here in Texas! I'm so ready for fall to settle in. I want to make stew and wear sweaters and decorate with leaves!

I hope your nephew has arrived safely. What a cause for JOY! Blessed be his birthday, and congratulations to your family on this happy day.

FunMom said...

What a nice, quiet day, Meredith! Hopefully I'll have one of those soon...we just got back from a two-week vacation, and my house is in desperate need of some serious TLC!

Congratulations on the new addition to y'all's family! How exciting! Praying for your sister.

Leslie :)

Lauren said...

I just got a crockpot. Any other quick easy recipes you can share??? :)

Carpool Queen said...

Is it fall there yet? I'm ready to make the turn here. It's been too hot even for crockpots. I've been sending C outside to cook on the grill.

Nancy said...

your dinner sounds lovely.

hope you're not under the weather.

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Can I pretty please with cherry on top have your two-week meal plan? Is it on your recipe blog? :)

I can't believe (actually I can) y'all have chilly mornings already! It's still HOT here. Although I think the rest of this weekend is supposed to be nice for us.

I decluttered yesterday when we were pretend-selling our house. Feels good, amen!