Monday, April 11, 2011


Well, what can I say? Its Monday. Good old Monday. The day when I have mounds of laundry to do and back to school work. Is it just my kid or do any other kids balk at doing their school work on Mondays. My eldest daughter pointed out to me a few weeks back that it is almost always on a Monday that Athena has trouble. And she is right. Not great starts to our learning week to be sure. Today the same daughter gave me a piece of advice that I think will work very well for little miss A. She suggested that I do some sort of school work with her every morning so she gets in the groove. Some days are longer, like Monday through Thursday and some days are just a few minutes. Brilliant. I'm going to try it!

But she did make this cute little dot-to-dot.
I love it.
It made me smile.

We had a busy weekend with a few trips to The Home Depot for supplies but mostly Paul put in the new flooring. What a lot of work. He couldn't find his knee pads for the job (the same knee pads he couldn't find TWO years ago when he made the deck) so he took a beating on his knees. But... he did an excellent job as usual. I really appreciate having a husband who is so handy and does such great work. He installed the new Allure Resilient Flooring. It has a 25 year warranty so I hope it lasts. I think it looks great.

Old floor


New floor

I made the only bread I know how to make well and I have posted about it here before. It is the No-knead bread from the Mother Earth News website. And on that note, thanks for all of the advice on bread and cookies. I'll let you know how it goes on my next attempt.

Also, I hate lunch. I hate making it and eating it. It is most often the meal I'll skip. But I think I found a "go to" lunch just so I eat something. Plain yogurt, strawberries and walnuts with a drizzling of maple syrup. Hit the spot today but I would still rather have ripple chips.

On a brighter note, it truly is spring. Our temperatures have been very warm and the snow is melting at a rapid pace. And just this very morning, this little guy was lingering on the lawn across the street. He/she even let me get close enough for a picture. Athena ran out with a carrot a little while later and she even called out to him not to run away because the carrot was organic. I guess he didn't appreciate her gesture. She did leave the carrot out for him should he choose to come back later for a snack.

 Here's hoping the rest of the week goes just a little bit better than today. I am not asking for much.


Tracey said...

We always have a hard time on Monday's! Not sure why that is, but we keep plugging along.
Love your new floor-very chic!
Glad to here that spring has found you. This past weekend you would have thought it was summer here-93 is too hot for April! Thankfully we are going to be a little more normal this week.

Tara said...

What an adorable little rabbit! All manner of wild things are emerging from the woods after this long winter. The wild turkeys are entertaining us in the backyard this morning.

Your flooring looks great! Hope you and your girl have a good week.

Dawn said...

Sorry to read that Monday was such a tough day. I think I've already started to romanticize homeschooling, forgetting the hard stuff. This was a reminder for me, that it's not always a walk in the park. ;)
Yay for the new floor! It looks great!