For Today, October 25, 2010
Outside my window... clouds, wind, rain - a typical October day in the PNW.
The recent wind is stripping the trees of their leaves, and somehow they all seem to end up at my backdoor. I think it's a scientific phenomenon that should be studied. Perhaps I could get a large research grant... probably not. *sigh*
I am thinking... am I pushing Wyatt too hard? Not challenging him enough?
I am thankful for... our pastor was back in the pulpit yesterday.
He's been recovering from surgery and we have missed him.
I am praying for... the rest of our day.
I am wearing... jeans, green sweater, warm socks, hair in pony-tail.
I know, I know. The fashion mags are just beating a path to my door...
I am creating... plans for Tate's and Gramma Grasshopper's birthday party, in a couple weeks.
I am going... to resist turning the heat up, to make a cup of something warm,
and to get going on our schoolwork.
I am hoping... to see Wyatt muster up more self-motivation,
to rise to the challenges of his life.
I am hearing... the boys talking calmly (!!!), Wyatt strumming a guitar,
and wind in the trees outside my window.
I am remembering... a project I started last summer that is (thankfully!)
being finished by Kerry. Pics soon, I hope!
From the learning rooms... Pedro II of Brazil, expanded notation, looking for an empty spool to make a hovercraft for physics, a new list of spelling words, the muslim Turkish massacre of the Armenian Christians, ratios, and pronouns.
From the kitchen... HA! I get the night off because I have rehearsal tonight.
Kerry will be cooking. I suspect Spam will be on the menu.
Around the house... the boys have Podger in for a few minutes, nothing is cooking for tonight but I have meat thawed for meatballs tomorrow, and we have lots of pretty lights up. As the days get shorter and darker I love having candles and special lights.
And, yes, I burn my candles :o)
On my mind... how quickly Christmas is coming, and I don't want to wait until the last minute to get organized. Especially with gift giving, what with our budget this year...
Noticing that... all my boys are growing, but Wyatt seems to be changing from a boy to a (young) man, right before my eyes.
Look at last Thanksgiving
They grow so fast!
Pondering these words...
When your mind wanders, where does it go?
Our pastor said that, yesterday.
Sounds kind of funny at first, but the intent, from Romans 8:5.
is to have our minds set on what the Spirit desires.
One of my favorite things... boys praying for good attitudes and to be diligent workers.
A few plans for the rest of the week... Messiah rehearsal,
soccer (the last week!), school, and a funeral.
I just found out that my great-aunt died yesterday.
And I'm thinking that she fell into good hands :o)
Here is a picture I am sharing...
When Barbie goes to the Model Railroad Show...
(And, no, my boys were not responsible!)