Monday, October 12, 2009
Simple Woman #31
FOR TODAY October 12, 2009
Outside my window... rain is forecast, but I have a perfect fall day out my window :0) Frost this morning, trees scattered across the "ROY" end of the ROY G BIV spectrum, (see my red dogwood in the photo above), and - once again - laundry on the line. Though the temps were below freezing this morning (maybe it will freeze-dry?) I have faith that the clothes will eventually dry. :0) Every time I hang a load out I find myself wondering if it's the last load to go on the line for this year. I love the way my clothes and sheets bring in the fresh, outdoor smell.
I am thinking... that I'd love to just cancel school and play today, but after taking two days off last week I'd probably better not.
I am thankful for... a good time yesterday with friends. We invited another family over for lunch, kind of last-minute. Their kids are all younger than ours, but that was just fine. Gunnar, especially, loves little kids. All the kids (except their baby - so cute!) played outside quite a bit. We live on a corner and although there's not much traffic I reminded my boys to keep an eye on the littler ones and keep them out of the street. "Don't worry, Mom," Gunnar assured me, "I adore Steele and Adia!" And Xochi, too.
I am praying for... a time warp, so I can get everything done. *sigh*
From the learning rooms... look at the post below and you can see the school room... before we started school for the day!
From the kitchen... beef stroganoff in the crock-pot. My mouth will be watering all. day. long.
I am wearing... jeans, layers, thick socks. Loving fall :0)
I am going... staying home today, except to run Tate down the hill to soccer and back. Wyatt to a check-up tomorrow. And the library. I really need to get to the library.
I am reading... Little House in the Big Woods with the boys, Keep A Quiet Heart for myself.
I am hoping... the rain holds off until the end of soccer season. Ha ha ha ha ha.
I am hearing... the boys playing pirates again. I don't know how he does it, but I've gotta tell you, Gunnar does this voice that sounds just like Bobcat Goldthwaite did in the movie Scrooged.
I don't know where he came up with it, but it's his pirate voice.
Around the house... fall decoration (pics a few posts down), boys and legos, candles, pumpkins (thanks Gramma and Grampa!), and laundry comin' out my ears. Kerry "let" the boys help him with a project yesterday that involved fiberglass. That resulted in boys coming into the house repeatedly saying, "I'm itchy!", throwing all their clothes into the wash and taking a shower. Multiple times. You'd think somebody would learn...
On my mind... Christmas. Well, presents, specifically. And how to manage that this year.
Noticing that... the quiet(er) noises of boys playing happily are escalating, so it's time to wrap this up.
Pondering these words... Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts. Wendell Berry
One of my favorite things... fall, fall, fall!
Here is a picture thought I am sharing...
From the hike :0)