Monday, May 4, 2009

Simple Woman #17

FOR TODAY May 4, 2009

Outside My Window... Our two dogwood trees - one pink and one white - are just about ready to pop. In the front of the yard we have a beautiful tree... but I'm not sure what it is. Must be some sort of ornamental, as it doesn't get any noticeable fruit. Maybe an ornamental plum? It blooms at the same time as the cherries and apples, but is a much deeper pink.

The boys are funny. They know I'm not a pink person, but we all agree that pink is pretty in nature, where God put it! It's as if they have to remind me (or themselves?) that it's okay to like our pink tree.

I almost asked Kerry to cut down this particular tree, as it has not looked very healthy for the last couple of years - meager blossoms, and dropping most of its leaves in the late summer - but it's gorgeous this year :0)

I am thinking... that I don't want to be obsessed about it, but I'm am intrigued by the locations that pop up in my "Feedjit" box. People I don't actually know read this blog, and that amazes me. People from the USA, people from Canada. Okay, some of those people I know :0) But someone from India reads. And someone from the Netherlands. And the U.K. And Slovenia. And Turkey.


I don't even know you, and I wonder if you found what you were looking for. I hope you're not disappointed :0)

I am thankful for... the praying moms in 'my' MITI group, boys who make their own fun, Wyatt practicing the piano without too much coaxing, Tate's delight in tree frogs, Gunnar's compassionate heart, a little bit of work that came in for Kerry, and church friends who invite us over for lunch and expect us to stay all afternoon until evening church.

From the learning rooms... light at the end of the tunnel. No, I don't quite like the way that sounds - as if we've just been enduring until the end of the school year. Not so :0) But we're still looking forward to shifting gears for summer!

From the kitchen... nothing. We had an early Cinco de Mayo party with our MITI group this afternoon with a big Mexican lunch so I'm just making soup and sandwiches for dinner.

I am wearing... jeans, t-shirt, sweater. It may be spring, but it's not very warm today.

I am creating... don't ask. I feel guilty.

I am going... to get my office under control. Really. This week. I'm either going to start the quilt I've been sketching, or clean up all the material and sewing stuff and put it completely away. I've had the ironing board next to my computer since before Christmas. Ugh.

I am reading... What He Must Be, by Voddie Baucham.

I am hoping... Really, really, really hoping Kerry gets some more work.

I am hearing... Wyatt plinking away, Kerry showering, and birds chirping.

Around the house... the boys and I cleaned their bedroom over the weekend and I got out the spring sheets :0) It's been such a cold spring that here it is, May already, and I still had our big down comforter on the bed!

One of my favorite things... the sight of Gunnar, flopped down on his stomach in the grass on a sunny day, happily trying to knock over little plastic soldiers with his squirt gun.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: thankfully, not many. The kids finished their swim lessons, Gunnar has just one more AWANA, and I'm happy to be home more this week.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

The Tree. It's actually deeper pink, but you get the idea.
Lots of blossoms!


Deborah said...


I'm glad to read that Kerry got a little bit of work. I'll keep praying he gets more VERY SOON!

I'm pretty sure my boy and your boys would have an absolutely grand time together!! In fact my brood of girls would likely not want to be left behind!

Patricia said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog today - my first time. Your flowering trees sound lovely. Wish I could see them in person.

A happy heart at home said...

Beautiful tree! I enjoyed reading your daybook.


Craig and Heather said...

I live in Idaho, but I show up as Royalton, Illinois on Feedjit (probably because I have satalite) Isn't that wierd?

I wonder the same thing when I look at mine.

Will pray for Kerry to get more work.


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Nice to meet you - Patricia and Susan :0)

And Craig and Heather - isn't that funny?

We live in a smaller town, but show up as Seattle, and that's fine with me. I suppose if someone were seriously stalking us, they could find us, but with little kids I try not to put too much obviously identifying info on the blog.


The Man Crew said...

This is my first time to your blog as well and may I say that it's delightful?? I will probably pop up from El Paso, TX, but I'm from a small-ish town in NM. Anywho, I really enjoyed your blog...I DID find what I was looking for, your daybook! ha ha ha! I have all boys as well and I understand the chaos that having many boys brings...oh my! Thanks for giving us a peek into your life this week and the tree is gorgeous...whether you like pink or not. Even if I did, I wouldn't admit in front of all these boys :) Glad to hear that he found some work and I'll add it to my prayer list for him to find more! Have a blessed week!
Kristy ~AKA the Mama to the Man Crew