Monday, April 26, 2010

Simple Woman #59

For Today...   April 26, 2010

Outside my window...  the pink dogwood is gorgeous (see above), and the white dogwood is close to blooming.

I am thinking...  something.  I'm sure I was thinking something

I am thankful for...  my family (of origin) close at hand and involved in the boys' lives, even to the point of showing up for soccer games in absolutely ridiculous weather!

I am praying for...  my friend, Rachael, who had a little surprise last week - an appendectomy - and other family mayhem.

I am wearing...  you know, clothes, the usual.

I am creating...  plans for next school year.  Because that's so much more fun than actually finishing this year's school work.  But we will.

I am going...  where the weather suits my clothes?  No?  Well, nowhere much, really.

I am reading...  still finishing Lewis and Clark.  Must check out something for me, next trip to the library.

I am hoping...  for warmer, drier weather this week.

I am hearing...  Scott Joplin.  Wyatt is learning a (very simplified) version of The Entertainer on the piano.

I am remembering...   I have dreamed three times in the last couple of months that we moved back to our first house.  It's not that I want to.  I like this house much, much better.  But I do sort of long for our first house payment... $480/month.  *sigh*

From the learning rooms...  lots of little projects and experiments underway.  Napoleon has been laid to rest and we're on to Simon Bolivar and Miguel Hidalgo.  Negative exponents (*sigh*), the Chrysler Building, cups-pints-quarts-gallons.

From the kitchen...  thawing a turkey to cook later in the week, but probably egg burritos tonight.

Around the house...  looking a bit bare, since I (finally!) packed away our few Easter things, but we did a bit of cleaning and tidying over the weekend.  Hallelujah.

On my mind...  three more weeks of soccer, three more weeks.  But I'm not counting, or anything.

Noticing that...  must weigh and measure the boys today.  Wyatt is sprouting up and some of Tate's pants are getting short.

Pondering these words...   
It means, and this is just a rough translation,
"A man with a spear trapped in a bird and a sideways fish in a vase.
And there was also a beetle."

I don't think that's it.

That's just one possible translation.
One of my favorite things...  

My uncomplaining little tough guy!

A few plans for the rest of the week...  Moms In Touch today, piano lesson tomorrow, and soccer, soccer, soccer.

Here is a picture I am sharing...

I love this view out the school-room window.


Tina Marie said...

How do you get any school work done with that view?!?!?!? I could just open the window and soak that in all day.

Felicity said...

I like that view too! That turkey sounds good - would you believe I've never eaten turkey?? They have them here around Christmas time but I've never bought one (the price is horrifying!) I hope you have a good week, and that your weather warms up and is good for being outside!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Well, at least half the year we look out that window and it's gray and rainy. But it is hard to work in the spring.

No turkey, Felicity? Oh that's too bad it's so expensive. They go on sale here in November for Thanksgiving and I buy a few. (Well, this year I had SIX!) I cook one now and then and use the leftover meat like chicken - pot pie, enchiladas, whatever.

Organizing Mommy said...

I guess I'm MOLINE IL on your feed. Not sure why, but that must be the route it takes to get here. I'm in Rockford, I tell you, Rockford... which is ever so EAST of where you want me to move. I'm actually thinking that since 1) my hubby is employed and 2) yours isn't that 3) you need to move here. Not that I know of ANY jobs. One of my friends' husbands works in Chicago and commutes. Love the Dogwood also

leah said...

Negative exponents. *shudder*

I love the view from your schoolroom window- I would just sit and stare at it and daydream...

Anonymous said...

Love Love Love that Dogwood!!!

We just bought a new house and our house payment is now 4x what it was. But it is so worth it. Our living space more than doubled.

It's good to know other people out there bake turkey more than just on Thanksgiving!

Wow! What happened to his poor little face? Bet that hurt.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Gunnar and his brother had a collision on the trampoline... Wyatt's heel and Gunnar's cheek.

Yay! Another turkey lover!

The dB family said...

Oh dear! Poor Gunnar! Your school room view is incredible! How does anyone ever get any work done?

melanie said...

I loved reading your daybook for the humor/real life attitude.

fwiw, my dad (semi-retired now) has raised turkeys forever, meaning my lifetime at least. Even presented the annual turkey to Ronald Reagan :-) Is that name-dropping? Sorry. But wanted to convince you I grew up eating turkey all year long.

Serious ouch! for Gunnar.

Have a great week. I think I need a dogwood outside our new school room =) Beautiful!