Monday, June 15, 2009

Simple Woman #23

Simple Woman

FOR TODAY June 15, 2009

Outside My Window... sunny, breezy, cool. LOTS of busy, twittering birds.

I am thinking... lots to get done today and tomorrow, and do I have gifts for all our June birthdays and Father's Day "honorees" for this Sunday? We have four fathers, (only two that I need to tend to!), and six b'days. Almost like Christmas :0)

I am thankful for... Good books, good friends, good family, good church, good God. (Not in order of importance!)

I am praying for… my friend's dad - just diagnosed with cancer.

From the learning rooms... nothing today :0)

From the kitchen... cupcakes on the counter, ready to go...

I am wearing... shorts, tank top, aloha shirt - hoping for a warm day.

I am creating... awards for my kids for the...

I am going... to our End of the Year Homeschool Party. Hurray!

I am reading... Just finished "Hands of My Father" by Myron Uhlberg, recommended by my friend Colleen. The hearing son of deaf parents tells his story. Could not put it down. He's very honest about the frustrations he experienced as a child, with the responsibility of functioning as his parents' interpreters to the adult hearing world, as well as caring for his younger brother, who apparently had epilepsy. But it's not a bitter book at all - full of love and the joy of living.

Then I picked up "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

Must. Get. This. Book.

Actually, I'll recommend it for next year's book club schedule and make sure I buy a copy. Funny thing, like another book I read recently (Rosie Dunne) the whole book is in the form of messages (letters, telegrams, etc.), which I wasn't sure I would like, but it works. Part comedy, part drama, part romance, all fun.

Now I want to find out more about the Channel Islands and WW2 (occupation).

I am hoping... Gunnar feels better soon - he has a chunky cough.

I am hearing... the boys, playing in the next room, making some horrible tire-screeching sounds that only boys can make. They're quite happy.

Around the house... I finally got out and weeded the flower beds... well, three quarters of them anyway. I have a much improved view from my kitchen window! The boys and I cleaned the kitchen floor and - hallelujah! - it is again blue, and shiny. Briefly. Wyatt has been practicing piano regularly and we're all humming "Go Down, Moses".

One of my favorite things... how good it feels to feel well again, when you haven't felt well.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: party this afternoon celebrating the end of our homeschool year (with - I think - 23 kids), Gunnar's check up Thursday, Wyatt's last piano lesson until fall, his recital on Saturday, and the big Father's Day/June birthday gathering on Sunday. Hoping our trip to Seattle is much less eventful than last year's.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

The boys at Grampa and Gramma's, on their PTO Day :o)

Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him.


Ruby said...

Your week looks great!
We had a girl when I was in high school whose parents were both deaf. She was a great help to them but yes, many struggles and frustrations.

Deborah said...

I LOVE that photo of the boys! Bub had a chuckle at their do's. He thought it was especially funny that they didn't wear them to church. I think because he could identify. I don't think he would either.