For today... June 21, 2010
Outside my window... it's 53F and cloudy. Welcome to summer in the Pacific Northwest. (eyes roll) To be fair, we count on summer coming right after the 4th of July.
I am thinking... there is something I can not find and it's annoying me. A piece of paper. I think it might have fallen out of a file into my recycling??? Arrrgh.
I am thankful for... family and friends.
I am praying for... friends in the Solomon Islands.
I am wearing... jeans, long sleeves. Summer?
I am creating... been working on a quilt. (See post below.) Waiting to have a friend quilt it and then I'll bind it. Hurray!
I am going... to make lunch soon, to stay home all day, to enjoy my birthday presents!
I am reading... Bill Bryson books - gifts from Kerry :D
I am hoping... for a fun, relaxing summer with the boys.
I am hearing... the volume rising downstairs, where they are playing. A likely sign that they are getting hungry...
From the learning rooms... Commodore Perry and Japan, multiplying by five, Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade", word roots, reviewing whole numbers, Martin Luther King Jr., orders of operations, and the Crimean War.
Yes, we are doing some school over the summer. Every other week, about an hour a day.
Cruel task-master that I am.
It was either a Little Bit of School over the summer, or go to a five-day week.
And we'd miss our PTO days too much. ;D
From the kitchen... hmmm, must get inspired, but feeling rather blah today.
Around the house... the booty of celebrating one father and two birthdays.
My "baby" is NINE! More on that later.
On my mind... my office is feeling very cluttery, as a result of all the sewing lately. Looking forward to tidying and getting rid of more stuff. It's getting easier.
Noticing that... do boys grow more in the summer than the rest of the year? I think the longer daylight does something to them! (Maybe they have some hidden chlorophyll!) But these long days... light this morning before 5am, and will be light until 10pm. I love it!
Pondering these words... Grace and Peace.
One of my favorite things... the smell of fresh-cut grass.
A few plans for the rest of the week... playing with friends. :D
Here is a picture I am sharing...
... 'tis the season...