Monday, October 26, 2009

Simple Woman #33

FOR TODAY October 26, 2009

Outside my window... Good thing I took those leaf pictures last week because after the wind and rain we've had, the dogwood is nearly bare. Sometimes the branches shake and catch my eye, and I see a squirrel or a blue jay. (Okay, if you're a purist, they're really stellar jays, but they're blue and they're jays, so we call them blue jays.)

I am thinking... soon, soon, turkeys will go on sale, and I will buy two. Or three. At least. And fill my freezer with turkey pot pies.

I am thankful for... work keeps trickling in for Kerry,( and we keep praying for more.) To God be the glory.

I am praying for... Wyatt and my brother and sister to stay healthy for their trip, and my Aunt Myrna, recovering from pneumonia.

I am wearing... well, duh... my "winter uniform"... blue jeans, t-shirt, sweater, wool socks.

I am going... in circles?

I am reading... still reading "Little House on the Prairie" with the boys, and reviewing a book that a friend of mine is writing. Exciting!

I am hoping... for one more Saturday without rain. Pleeeeaaaaaase!

I am hearing... clothes flopping around in the dryer. Too cold and damp for the clothesline. Darn.

I am remembering... sweating in our summer heat wave and wishing for cool fall days.

From the learning rooms... King Charles I lost his head, working with ratios and rates in math, two eggs soaking in vinegar - testing the effects of flouride toothpaste, spider-webs going up on the walls, and the famous (Leutze) painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware to discuss for art.

Around the house... lots of leftovers in the kitchen (which is good), piles of clean laundry in the laundry-room (which is half good... when they're put away, then it'll be all good), and in the living room, a basket full of fall books, like The Spider and the Fly, One Dark Night, and a perpetual family favorite, The Runaway Pumpkin, because we all like to say, "Thumpety-bumpety, thumpin' bumpin', round and roly, runaway pumpkin!"

On my mind... we found a chair for the desk :0) Well, it almost fits. It's about a quarter of an inch too wide. But that's nothing Kerry can't fix with a saw and sandpaper.

Noticing that... the days are getting really short. Still dark when we have breakfast at 7am, and dark again by about 6pm. I love changing seasons.

Pondering these words... A friend (who?) of Hudson Taylor's encouraged him with these words. "Not a striving to have faith or to increase our faith, but a looking at the Faithful One seems all we need." Trying to keep my focus in the right place :0)

One of my favorite things... Handel's Messiah.

A few plans for the rest of the week... the last soccer practices of the season. Hallelujah!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...

The sunrise, Sunday morning, taken from the boys' bedroom window.


Cutzi said...

Thanks for the book recommendations! I was bummed though - I couldn't find the Spider and the Fly or the Runaway Pumpkin at the library. I did realize that Kevin Lewis is a favorite author though. I'll have to keep looking - perhaps we'll go to Barnes and Noble and use a gift certificate we have.

Choate Family said...

What a nice peek into your home. Makes me want to come bring my family over for a visit (we would even help with the laundry!.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Any time you're on the west coast :0)

Abi's Blog said...

I love sunrises and sunsets! Have a blessed week!

Deborah said...

Handel's Messiah is sooo beautiful. It is one of the first CD's inserted into the CD player when the Christmas season begins. Will you be singing the Halleleujah chorus at the end of soccer season ;o)?

A Gracious Home said...

The sunset is beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen one like that. I love The Run a Way Pumpkin. I haven't seen one for a while.I use to take the kids to the library and they love this time of year when Halloween books were in. The blue jay looks different than the ones we have here. Is it mean like the ones here? I hope you have a wonderful week and that God blesses you over and above. Doylene