For Today, October 5, 2010
Outside my window... clear blue skies, deep green fir and hemlock, red virginia creeper, green to yellow to red to purple dogwood, and two families of robins very, very busy in the gapevine, raising one last hatching of babies.
Brrr! It's 41F! (That's 5C, for you metric folks.)
I am thinking... this is exactly the kind of fall day I love :D
I am thankful for... a fun day yesterday with the boys, my dad back safely (and successfully!) from a hunting trip, and central heating.
I am praying for... our pastor (recovering from surgery), my mom's leg to heal (stress fracture), and - as always - more work for Kerry.
I am wearing... blue jeans, dark green sweater, wool socks. slippers.
I am creating... hmmm. Must be creating some Christmas presents soon...
I am going... to get our school day going, momentarily. We're getting a late start today due to all our fun yesterday, and not getting to bed until 11:30 - definitely NOT our norm!
I am reading... The 21 Balloons, by William Pene du Bois, with the boys. Did you read it when you were young? I always wanted to make the Airy Go-Round!
I am hoping... for this weather to last!
I am hearing... the washer tumbling, (do you think my clothes will dry on the line at 41F?), and the boys talking.
From the learning rooms... since we didn't do school yesterday, we have the usual Monday Mountain of books. Let's see... decimals, the Suez Canal, keyboarding, experiments to do with motion, and memorizing Proverbs that deal with friendships.
From the kitchen... I was going to cook a turkey today, but think I'll do that tomorrow, what with the late start we're getting. I have three large bowls of apples to cut up and make applesauce. Dinner? Hmm, probably something chicken.
Around the house... need to tidy, as Kerry is meeting clients in the dining room at 3!
On my mind... my sister and brother's birthdays - yesterday and tomorrow.
Noticing that... how fast the boys are growing. *sigh*
Pondering these words...
Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world:
small hands do them because they must,
while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.
One of my favorite things... fall days just like this one.
Have I mentioned that? ;D
A few plans for the rest of the week... school and soccer.
And more school.
And more soccer.
Here is a picture I am sharing...
2007? 2008? Not sure...
I think 2007.
I think 2007.