Monday, November 8, 2010

Simple Woman 11-8-10

For Today, November 9, 2010

Outside my window...  nearly all the leaves gone from the dogwoods, the little maple,
and the big mystery tree.  
Well, not gone.  
They're all over the driveway.  And soggy.  
Hmmm... I have a little job for the boys ;D

I am thinking...  about yesterday.
We had family here to celebrate Tate's and my mom's birthdays.
And it was just right :D

I am thankful for...  my family, a warm cozy house,
and those Costco hams that come in the red foil.

I am praying for...  work for Kerry and my brother.

I am wearing...  jeans.  Navy t-shirt.  Five-dollar fall sweater from Goodwill.  Score!

I am creating...  Christmas goodies :D

I am going...  to get the bills paid (!), to have the boys make cards for Veterans Day,
and to tell myself no-more-soccer, while I listen to the rain gurgling in the downspouts.

I am reading...  My Antonia, by Willa Cather.

I am hearing...  the rain, the washer spinning, and the boys playing.

I am remembering...  12 years ago, in labor with Tate.
His actual birthday is tomorrow - the 9th - as he was born just after midnight.

From the learning rooms...  growing beans in light and in shade, Korea, multiplying by nine,
drawing pilgrims, Cuba, ratios, and book reports.

Around the house...  still recovering from yesterday's party.  Tate's birthday booty is spread out in the living room.  The extra leaf is still in the table and extra chairs need to be put away.  Candle holders need to be refilled.  And there are wonderful leftovers in the fridge :D

On my mind...  making priorities as I look ahead to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Noticing that...  the boys are growing so fast!

Pondering these words...  46 days until Christmas.

One of my favorite things...  having a house full of family, and then the peaceful quiet later.

A few plans for the rest of the week...  school, Wyatt and Tate's soccer party, Messiah rehearsal, Tate's actual birthday tomorrow, and that's just plenty.

Here is a picture I am sharing...

Just one adorable but messy little reason the boys do not eat in my van...


Felicity said...

Lovely pic! Unfortunately there always seems to be someone eating in my car... I think we're in it too much over lunch and snack times...
Happy Birthday to Tate for tomorrow!

Gramma Grasshopper said...

Yesterday was WONDERFUL - thank you for hosting this time and for the delicious meal - to which everyone contributed :). See you all tomorrow ON Tate's birthday. My love

leah said...


Having a panic attack.

Must get things organized and purchased.

And shipped.


The picture of Gunnar is adorable- but I wouldn't let him eat in my van, either! LOL!

Ritsumei said...

Looks awesome. I wish I could squeeze out time to participate in the Daybook again. I like the Daybook. And your picture is great. Pretty much says it all!

Rachael Starke said...

Love it. Messy face pictures never get old.

And me too with the panic attack about Christmas. Seriously - I have chest pains now. Thankyousomuch.

The dB family said...

Eeeps!! 46 days until Christmas ?!? I'm glad someone is counting ;o).

Blessings, my friend!