Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Grasshopper Days 1-4-11

Grasshopper Days

For today, January 4, 2011

 Outside my window...  the temp has been below freezing for several days and nights, and the frost is getting pretty thick.

I am thinking...  about whether to continue doing the daybook.  I've stopped linking to the site, since the "host" doesn't seem to be participating anymore.  Go figure.
I like the discipline of reflecting on the week (not my strong suit), but maybe time for a new format?
Just thinking "aloud"...

I am thankful for...  Kerry has a bunch of work right now - woo-hoo!

I am praying for...  a little friend having her tonsils out today.

I am wearing...  layers.  Lots of layers.

I am creating...  HA!  Put that on hold, after the flurry of Christmas activity.

I am going...  to get school started, momentarily.  (Doesn't that sound familiar?)
We're shooting for an 8am start, but today looks more like 8:30.

I am hoping...  those wonderful clients Kerry is working for will pay him.  Promptly.

I am hearing...  very much silence.

I am remembering...  ice skating on a frozen lake, as a child.

From the learning rooms...  getting back into the school routine without a lot of drama.
Reading about the beginning of WWI, reducing fractions, words with ject/jet, writing thank-yous, dividing by 4 and 8, Porfirio Diaz and the Mexican Revolution, editing, and experiments with gravity.

From the kitchen...  hmmm, it feels like a soup day.

Around the house...  I love Christmas, but it feels good to get it all picked up and put away.  Clutter, even Christmas clutter, can make me crazy after awhile.  Now my house is all about sparkly silver, blue, and white, stars and snowmen, and icy looking candle holders, with a warm glow.

On my mind...  Wyatt will be a 9th grader next year.  High school age!

Pondering these words...  
The great of the earth are those who leave silence and solitude
around themselves, their work, and their life,
and let it ripen of its own accord.
                                     - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

One of my favorite things...  the light that floods in the house on these crystal clear, cold days.

A few plans for the rest of the week...  self-discipline and getting back into a good routine (*sigh*),
lots of school work, reading, getting out for walks.

Here is a picture I am sharing... 

Tate's favorite Christmas gift, on the right.

Joining Podger (on the left), we have Poly.
Short for Napoleon Bunny-parte.
(He is Tate's, you know.)


melanie said...

Debating daybook myself... just because my blogging will be limited this year ~ but yes, I like the weekly summary of life.

LOVE the new bunny and his name! =)

The Squirrel said...

The new bunny rocks.

Happy New Year to the Grasshopper Clan!


The dB family said...

Ohhhh! They are the CUUUUTEST!! Hooray for lots of work for Kerry!! I still love reading the Ample ;o) Woman's Daybook.


Q said...

Peggy seems to be back in action, just needed a break for a bit. Love the bunny name. Boring names are so . . . boring!

leah said...

Oh my goodness- cutest bunnies EVER! I just want to cuddle them!

I also want to see pictures of your lessons on gravity: I have a feeling that lesson will be very interesting in the Grasshopper household!

Abi's Blog said...

Yes, I think it is time for a new format too. Why don't you create one for us? :) Of course I would never be able to keep up with your wittiness (is that a word?)
Love the bunny's name!!!

Choate Family said...

I like the daybook prompts, but even though Peggy is back she still hasn't updated for January yet :-(

Felicity said...

I love the new bunny's name!!
Skating on a frozen lake is something I still dream of doing one day - but it won't be anywhere around here...
I haven't been keeping up with my daybooks either, but I don't have a really good excuse except that I just don't find the time. Some of the things I find I repeat every week anyway. I'll see how this year goes...
Happy New Year to you all!