Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday, and a good one at that

You know how sometimes things come together and before you know it you are having a wonderful domestic day at home? Today has been one of those days for me, and if you have read here for any length of time you know these kinds of days are rare for me. So I soaking it up. I have a roast in the crock-pot, bread making in the bread-maker, and school has been calm and peaceful this morning. I made homemade chicken and rice soup for lunch and it was delicious. And there are plenty of leftovers for tomorrow.

My sweet hubby and Tyler have been gone since Friday and they are coming home today. Driving home right now actually. They went with the Boy Scouts and hiked a portion of the Appalachian Trail. And camped out at night in the woods. Not at a campground, but in the woods. So glad Mark likes doing that kind of stuff.

The other kiddos and I just stayed at the house and had a peaceful weekend. The weather has been wonderful. It is warm, but the air feels so fall-like. Crisp. I spent lots of time in my swing re-reading a Little House book. I also have been washing laundry and switching out our summer and winter clothes.

Melon, the kitty-cat, is so much fun. He is getting used to us and isn't doing his middle-of-the-night crying for his momma anymore. He just plays and plays. Yesterday Matt brought the rabbit in and the kitten was so excited. He was jumping all over it and trying to play with it. George, the rabbit, didn't quite know what to think. He was very nice and polite though. Quite the gentleman rabbit. We are supposed to get a female in the next two weeks so we might have baby bunnies soon. I am not quite sure what we are going to do with all those bunnies, but I am sure Matt has a plan.

Matt caught another raccoon yesterday and since Mark is gone I had to take it off. It rode in the trap in the back of my van and that thing stunk to high heaven. We were as ready to get rid of it as it was of us. That thing took off quick as lightening when Matt opened the cage. I asked him to please not set the trap again until his daddy was back in town.

We are having a stay at home week this week and it is amazing the pressure that takes off of me. I feel like I can get into a rhythm with our school and the house. Also this week we will celebrate Matt's birthday. I can't imagine my life without that child.

Hope you all have a lovely Monday also. I am off to fold a load of a laundry and then I am going to try to get the house all straightened up before Mark gets it. I'm pretty sure he will be glad to sleep in his own bed tonight. And eat some non-camping food.


  1. sounds like a great day :) we're having a calm monday as well. laundry, making homemade applesauce, the girls have been playing together all morning so nicely, a little bit of history and reading for our school work and hopefully a cooler evening to play outside :)

  2. Sounds like you're having a great day! Enjoy it! Savor it--those days are few and far between sometimes. ;)

    I also will be staying home most of this week--PTL! Far too much running around last week, and that running around, plus Jesse's accident this weekend wore me out. I don't want to get out much this week--though I'm about to take my kids to the library and the grocery store then one to scouts tonight.

  3. Sister! I cooked a roast in the crock pot Sunday - super good!

    I can't believe you had a raccoon in your van.

  4. Isn't it wonderful with Mondays are nice, calm, & uneventful? I think it makes the whole week better!