Friday, May 28, 2010

Gray Day. Quiet Day.

Gray day.  Everything is gray.
I watch, but nothing moves today.

That sounds depressing, but not meant to be, in this case.
(Anyone recognize what book that's from?)

I haven't been posting much lately, because we haven't had much going on.
I think my recent wish has been granted... several times this week.
We've had some very ordinary days.  Good for getting things done.
The rain makes it easier to focus on getting through our school work,
and we are coming down the homestretch!

The boys are having a PTO day today
and I've been running around all over town this morning.
Eight errands.

A couple of fun ones...
What with planning for the next school year,
I'm feeding the organizing side of my brain, again.

And I bought myself a birthday present.
(Next month.)
Kerry and the boys can wrap it, if they want ;D

I know.  Wrong season.
That's okay.
I've wanted one of these for years,
and when you get a 33% off coupon...
well, it's time.

The house is quiet, but for the rain dripping.
My errands are done, things are put away,
and Mt. Laundry is slowly shrinking.
I will make myself a hot cup of something good,
and try to ignore the pockets of clutter, yet untamed.
And I am going to sit and listen to the quiet,
and the rain.

You heavens above, rain down righteousness;
let the clouds shower it down.
Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up,
let righteousness grow with it;
for I, the Lord, have created it.

Isaiah 45:8


Abi's Blog said...

I love your birthday present - bought that for my daughter in law a couple of Christmases ago. I wish we could trade some sunshine for some of your gray, rainy days!!

Cutzi said...

I liked this post. I don't know why... it was just - you. And I like you.

(even if you don't like my couch ;-)

leah said...

Grey days can be good days- it sounds like you have been quite busy! I have no idea what book the quote is from- time to go use the power of Google, lol!

I hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend- perhaps you'll get some sun!

The dB family said...

Your birthday present is wonderful!! Will you leave out it now until next year :o)?

Rainy days can be very good days. It sounds like you had a nice productive quiet day.

Have a wonderful memorial day weekend!


Herding Grasshoppers said...

It has been a good day... getting errands done is a good thing, and having a quiet afternoon at home (with a cup of cocoa) is even better.


After my birthday I'll put the nativity away until closer to Christmas. Actually, I may have to go back to the store. When I opened the box the pieces were a lot darker than I expected, and I made exchange it for another set... the same.

I seem to remember seeing this set and the pieces were kind of off-white (the clothing). These look very brownish to me.

Maybe another errand tomorrow...


Ann said...

Love the birthday present!

Katrina said...

Sounds like a lovely, quiet day... aside from all the errands! But at least you got that nativity scene... my favorite! So smart to buy it when you can get a deal... even if it is the wrong season...