Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Simple Woman 12-7-10

Simple Woman

For Today, December 7, 2010

Outside my window...  the rain has stopped, but everything is shiny and wet.  The light wind is bringing more clouds.

I am thinking...  making a list, checking it twice...

I am thankful for...  money to pay this month's bills, boys playing quietly, and the smell of fir floating through the house.  Ahhhhh :D

I am praying for...  more work for Kerry.

I am wearing...  jeans, t-shirt, Christmas shirt (just a blue shirt with a Christmas tree on the pocket), two pairs of socks, and slippers.

I am creating...  still not telling :D

I am going...  to get through today's school work, read to the boys, and decorate the tree!

I am reading...  The Shadow Spinner, by Susan Fletcher, to the boys.  Kind of an odd pick (for boys), involving Sharhazad (of the 2001 tales) and a harem, but very adventurous.  They're liking it.  Also read The Penderwicks (also about girls, but reasonably appealing to boys), The Land I Lost (Vietnam), and When My Name Was Keoko (about the Japanese occupation of Korea).  And I think they've all just read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.

I am hoping...  as always, to get three times as much stuff done as is humanly possible.  *sigh*

I am hearing...  silence.  Should I be worried?

I am remembering...  something I must order online today...

From the learning rooms...  measurement conversions (standard/metric), the messy Balkan history leading up to WWI, prepositional phrases as adverbs and adjectives, division, mater/pater, Korea and Japan and Manchuria, and writing paragraphs.

From the kitchen...  hmmm, must think of a good idea.  Probably with hamburger.  (eyes roll)

Around the house...  Christmas!  Once I get the tree decorated we can get the last two storage totes back to the garage, and then everything will look/feel so much better :D

On my mind...  Pearl Harbor Day, today.

Noticing that...  the days are so very, very short.  Still dark at 8am, and dusk by 4pm.

Pondering these words...  God and sinners reconciled.

One of my favorite things...  the wonderful, spicy, citrus-y, fir smell of Christmas tree,
all through the house.

A few plans for the rest of the week...  no more evening rehearsals!  When the days are dark like this, I'd much rather just stay home.  But... must make a Costco "stock-up" run, and must do a bit more Christmas shopping.

Here is a picture I am sharing...



leah said...

Jumping in snow on the trampoline? I love it!

I really need to make a list of the books you read to the boys- you have some really neat ones that I've never heard of. We do own The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, though- great book!

melanie said...

Missing our trampoline, which was "gone with the wind" earlier this year.

=) We just got our tree on Sunday ~ Mmmmm, smells so good! and looks great with just lights... so far. There's the bright side of short daylight hours ~ can you imagine trying to enjoy Christmas lights in June?

Sorry, no time to post my own blog, so I'm rambling all over yours! Let me know what's for supper ~ so far I have burger thawing... ;-)