Monday, September 20, 2010

Simple Woman 9-20-10

For Today...  September 20, 2010

Outside my window...  cloudy, wet, drippy, and raining.

I am thinking...  about a friend, just starting out homeschooling.

I am thankful for...  our fun, fun, fun week of camping, and now getting into our routine.

I am praying for...  more work for Kerry.  I don't mean to sound ungrateful - he does have a project he's working on, about a month's worth of work.  Thank you, Lord.  And then....

I am wearing...  jeans, t-shirt, sweater.  My uniform.

I am creating... I need to start creating some Christmas presents!

I am going...  to get school started at 8am this week.

I am reading...  A Place of Quiet Rest, by Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

I am hoping...  the rain lets up for soccer practice.

I am hearing...  drip, drip, drip.

I am remembering... when I grew up, my mom usually made a biggish Sunday dinner for lunch, and then we were on our own for dinner.  Cold cereal was just fine.
Boys, take note.

From the learning rooms...  Monday's tower of books and work-to-be-accomplished always seems the tallest of the week.

From the kitchen...  leftovers?

Around the house...  I'm breaking out the fall decorations. :D

On my mind...  getting back into our routine, and all that that implies...

Noticing that...  we seem to have skipped right over our usually lovely September.
Where are those crisp, sunny, kick-the-leaves and pick-apples days?
We've jumped right into cloudy, dark, and rainy.

Pondering these words...  
The burden of suffering seems a tombstone hung around our necks,
while in reality it is only the weight
which is necessary to keep down the diver
while he is hunting for pearls.
 - Johann Richter

One of my favorite things...  sleeping under the stars with a warm, snuggly little boy.

A few plans for the rest of the week...  school, soccer, school, soccer, school, soccer... 
wash, rinse, repeat.

Here is a picture I am sharing...

 Two years ago... they look so little!


melanie said...

Isn't it amazing how fast boys grow?!

Hope you get some more sunny crunchy-leaf days before the winter rains stay with you...

hmm, school at 8 am ~ that might be what our schedule says as well... I keep telling the kids (and myself) that the Day starts the Night Before.

Felicity said...

Kids grow so fast... sigh...
I love the quote!
Rain sounds so good to me now, I'd settle for dark and rainy. It's hot and dry here, and the garden is parched and dusty. Please send some this way ;-)
Have a good week,

leah said...

We are having one of those gorgeous, crisp, sunny days here. Bright blue sky with flaming orange trees in the background- just wonderful! Tomorrow is going to be the same, but not quite as crisp. I love fall (especially when it is sunny)!

Maybe you will get some nice weather soon- being in the northwest does bring its share of rain!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Melanie - you're so right about the day starting the night before! We're working on getting back to a consistent bedtime after a looser interpretation over the summer ;D

Deanna said...

Growing up my mom would make big Sunday dinner at like 2pm and then around 7pm we'd gather for TV and popcorn and ice cream. Loved it growing up!

tammy said...

love these posts.

and love the picture of the boys. adorable!

Ann said...

Sunday dinner only? That's daily around here! Although it's usually PNB sandwiches at night - they think cold cereal is a treat! :-)

How 'bout we split your rain and my dryness! I think it would make a perfect balance! I think I'm going to defy summer and go ahead and get out my fall decor.

The dB family said...

Adorable!! I'm still praying for (more) work for Kerry too! I liked the 8 am school days, when we could stick to them that is!