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...