Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook - March 2011

FOR TODAY March 3, 2011

Outside my window...the sun is peeking through the gray clouds generating thoughts of warmth. I have a wish for spring like weather, but more storms are coming.
I am thinking...that I need to organize my life. How can I learn not to be so sidetracked? I want to change my persona as a Sidetracked Home Executive to a Organized Home Executive. I will need to be alive for at least 35 more years to accomplish this task. The last 45 years I haven't changed a bit.
I am thankful for...having a lovely home to organize. You can tell organization is on my mind today. Since God created the earth in 7 days each day being 1,000 years; maybe I have at least 1,000 years to organize my small little world instead of just 35 years. I can hope!
From the learning rooms...I am trying to learn how to schedule just one day at a time and  complete the goals for that day. I am an expert in making a schedule and then breaking it within seconds. 
From the kitchen...I am finding that I have already made 5 trips to the kitchen for Jr. Mints. I have no plans for dinner, so I will probably con my husband into making something tonight. He makes delicious Chicken salad.
I am wearing...light blue Levis, dark blue shirt, dark blue socks and light blue slippers. I am color coordinated today.
I am creating...a list of the all of the projects I want to work on each week. Here it is:
1. Blogging 2. Typing my journal 3. Histories: writing and publishing my Aunt Della's history for her family - Continuing a blog  history on my husband's parents - Creating a blog  history of my parents (this history is written and I just have to enter posts) - 4. Putting my Husband's missionary journal on the computer - 5. Organizing letters  into a binder that we wrote to each other while he was on his mission - 6. Arranging all of our Christmas letters through the years - 7.Throw in some genealogy - 8. Finally but not the least, re-do Baby Books for my two oldest sons who are now 42 and 40 years old. I didn't do baby books for the other 4 children, how pathetic is that? You can see how I need more time.
I am research more on the genealogy line I was working on yesterday. I was suppose to be doing that earlier. It's that sidetracked thing.
I am reading..."Snow Rising", I will comment on it later on.
I am actually schedule time each day to do the above list. The trick will be sticking to the plan and the timing. Perhaps, prayers will help.
I am hearing...Glen Beck on the TV, trucks rolling by and my electric heater
Around the house...there is a Comcast worker here putting in a TV line for my kitchen. I have dreams of listening to Cooking shows while whipping up something divine.  
One of my favorite sleep!  I started with a cold on Sunday; but immediately started Airborne and it is almost totally gone. I just need some sleep. I think that I need a year's supply of Airborne; it works so good.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Friday, dust and clean my house; the short version of cleaning - Research a genealogy line - Saturday, the temple and then drive to Sugar City, Idaho to spend the weekend with our son's family -Sunday, attend church with our children and witness our 12 year old grandson, Austin receive the Aaronic priesthood - Drive back home.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing....

Spring bursting through the snow

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Sue said...

I always love reading these little slices of life of yours. And the flower are gorgeous!


singing/granny said...

Thanks for the flowers! How close Spring is! I love reading your blog! Best Wishes! Melody

Marie said...

As always loved your daybook Leanne. There is never enough time in the week is there, to get done all the things we want to get done. All we can do is our best! Have a lovely weekend! xxoo

AmandaStretch said...

I love that picture! I'm so ready for Spring!

Barb said...

Hi LeAnn!

I think I have you beat as a sidetracked housewife - my poor house could really use some attention! I think it's wonderful that you are thinking of genealogy and getting that organized. I just don't even know where to start! Maybe, when you come up in May, we can get together and you can show me how you do your research?! I am really looking forward to seeing you - get ready, I have big plans!

I'm feeling a little sniffly and stuffy today - hope I'm not getting sick. I will have to RUN to the store for some Airborne!

The picture is lovely - Spring is on it's way, I just know it is.

Thank you so much for your sweet comments and your prayers for our sweet little baby. He is doing so much better, and I know it is because of the blessing he received and because of all the sweet prayers offered on his behalf!

Have a great week-end!

Hugs and Love,


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