Monday, June 21, 2010

Simple Woman #65

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...


Felicity said...

I love the smell of newly-cut grass too - it's so 'summery'. It reminds me of summer days from childhood - so carefree and happy!
enjoy your schoolwork during the holidays - you're braver than I am... I demand a break!! ;-)

leah said...

Oh, summer. Wonderful, wonderful summer! Here's to a nice, sunny, dry one!

I love Bill Bryson books. In a Sunburned Country was wonderful. A Walk in the Woods was absolutely hilarious! I need to get a few more of his books to read- he is a good writer!

melanie said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you find your lost paper soon.

Your summer school schedule sounds very pleasant to me =) Are you doing different subjects each day so that you only need an hour? I know my younger kids always play better when they've exercised their brains first.

Ann said...

I'm thinking we should split the difference in our temperatures. Around 5:30 this afternoon we were on our way home (after having to get out of the house because the AC could not keep up and needed a break) and one of the bank temperature displays showed 105, not counting heat index. I'd probably be tired of 53 at this point in the year, too, but it sounds oh so good right now!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

I've just found that things go better when the boys have some structure in their days.

The two subjects I've decided we need to do over the summer are history and math. I've loosely planned three days of history (one chapter's worth of reading, writing, and activities) and two math lessons per week of summer school. Six weeks total. (And we're finishing up just a couple of lessons on root words.)

Totally do-able. Especially since my boys are early risers and most of their friends... not so much!

Wendy62 said...

Just wanted to mention, here in SW MS our high today was 99! :p Wouldn't mind if it would be a little cooler! ;-)

And we will be doing some school work through the summer, too....mostly math, and lots of reading!

(I'm learning about the Daybook posting....considering starting this myself)

The dB family said...

I sure hope you get some warmer weather soon. Happy Birthdays and Father's day too!


Crafty P said...

lovely daybook- fresh cut grass just SCREAMS summer to me! So while it may not "feel" summery, it at least smells it, right?

I love your Scripture from Isaiah in your "about me"- makes me LOL as I have 4 boys! ha!