Monday, January 31, 2011

Grasshopper Days 1-31-11

Grasshopper Days

 For Today, January 31, 2011

Outside my window...  clear and cold.  Love these days, because it feels like winter but not so dark.

I am thinking...  is this really the end of January?  Seems like Christmas was just last week.

I am thankful for...  the new steps (which I still haven't posted a photo of - oops!), my family,
and Game Nights at church even though I come home reaching for the Ibuprofen, with my ears absolutely ringing.

I am praying for...  work to continue to come in.  I know, I know, I mention this a lot.
And we're very thankful that right now Kerry has projects to work on.
But it's not like "having a job", where you work 40 hours a week and know what you make.
His jobs are projects.  They have a beginning and an end.
And we always need more projects coming in.

I am wearing... lots of layers, friends, it's cold outside!  Sweats, thick poly-pro socks, long-sleeve t-shirt, red long sleeve thick shirt, hair up in a twist.

I am creating...  stuck.  Want to make a bed-quilt with some vintage looking fabric (blueberries!) but haven't found a pattern/block that's just right yet.

I am going...  to tidy my office today.  Really.  (Quit laughing.)
And to buy 9-volt batteries.  More about that later.  *sigh*

I am reading...  finished Peace Child and about to start The House of Sixty Fathers with the boys.

I am hoping...  clear weather holds for a few days.  The boys and Kerry are building a new bunny hutch, to get the bunnies up off the muddy ground.

I am hearing...  the boys playing with the bunnies downstairs.  (Yes, they bring them in the house.)

From the learning rooms...  Monday seems so overwhelming!  Trying to raise the bar for Wyatt, who will be a high schooler (one way or another) next year.  So this week... volumes of solids (Wyatt), multiplying and dividing mixed numbers (Tate), long division (Gunar), words with cor, electricity, Italy, Benito Mussolini and fascism, Sequential Spelling, keyboard (typing) practice, and The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.

From the kitchen...  just switched today's dinner (Turkey Taquitos) to tomorrow, so need a new plan for tonight...  probably chicken, noodles and veggies.  :D

Around the house...  still enjoying my winter decorations, but I ought to sprinkle a few red Valentine-y things around.

On my mind...  what to do with Wyatt (educationally) next year...

Noticing that...  the days are a little, just a little, bit longer.

Pondering these words...  

Don't miss the little betrayals...

Pastor Bert was talking about Judas' betrayal of Christ, and how we all try to work out
what could have brought him to that point.  But it wasn't sudden at all.
He'd been dipping into the money all along.

It began with growing comfortable with little sins.

Now there's something to think about.

One of my favorite things...  warm feet, my flannel sheets, and the best kind of bed-bug there is...
the snuggle-bug.  I have one that joins me nearly every morning ;D

A few plans for the rest of the week...  going out on a date-night tomorrow night to the theatre.
Putting on a hoity-toity accent (thah thee-ah-tah) may sound high-brow,
but since we're going to Spam-A-Lot, may be out of character.

Here is a picture I am sharing...
 must get school going now, but will try to add photo of
the mighty and wonderful stairs later today!



Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Those few extra minutes of daylight are so precious! Enjoy your week!

Felicity said...

Homeschooling for high school is a lot of fun, and not as daunting as many people make out!!
Enjoy your date at the theatre..
My son tried bringing his bunny inside, and it promptly tried to mark territory somewhere.... I could never quite pinpoint where... so that time was the last ;-(
Have a great week

Gramma Grasshopper said...

Might I comment - this IS a picture of the "wonderful stairs" :).....and the boys look grand standing on them!

melanie said...

I'm afraid I was late with Friday's supper because of the delightful sunny longer afternoon we had going... But I'm still happy to have longer days!

I should find a link for you to watch a sample of Miss Autrey (our A Beka dvd speech teacher) She does the hoity-toity character very well --among others. They're in midst of character monologues now -- too funny!

Anonymous said...

missed the daily updates on the schooling....have a great date!

The dB family said...

Your boys are getting so tall! The stairs look great! I can imagine some flower pots on them come the warmer weather. Struggling with the whole school thing too. Bub will stay in high school, but we're unsure of what to do with the older girls next year. School again, or back home. Praying for/with you!


Ann said...

Love the stairs! And, I am praying intently for you over the whole high school thing. WOW!! It comes much quicker than we expect, doesn't it?