Monday, February 21, 2011

Grasshopper Days 2-21-11

Grasshopper Days

For Today, February 21, 2011
Outside my window...  cold and sunny.
I am thinking...  about yesterday - a good day :D
I am thankful for...  friends that came to lunch yesterday, elk in the crockpot, and the way all the kids (from 1 to 14) got along just fine.
I am praying for...  work for Kerry, wisdom for parenting and schooling, growing boys into men.
I am wearing...  jeans, sweater, the usual.
I am going...  to sing with friends tonight - rehearsals starting up again.
I am reading...  The Friendly Persuasion and Except For Me and Thee, by Jessamyn West.
I am hoping...  for the phone to ring for Kerry...
I am hearing...  tappety, tappety, tappety.  Duh.
I am remembering...  recently dreamed we were still living in our first house.  Small, but I miss the yard.  Well, I miss the dirt.  It was good dirt.  Things grew like crazy.  Unlike here.  Ugh.
From the learning rooms...  civil war in Spain and the rise of Franco, money math, creative writing using Chris Van Allsburg, converting decimals to fractions to percents, drawing regions of North America, handwriting practice, and working on memorizing Philippians 2.
From the kitchen...  leftovers, probably.  Kerry will be cooking because I'll be at rehearsal. :D
Around the house...  I moved the furniture again.  Just because I like to.
My valentine flowers are barely hanging on.
On my mind...  getting back into a better routine of praying for the boys.  Might share more about this.  Want to join me on a little adventure?
Noticing that...  the days are a little bit longer.
Pondering these words... 
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln
One of my favorite things...  sunlight.
A few plans for the rest of the week...  routine, routine, routine.
Here is a picture I am sharing...  
National Geographic, under the wave.


melanie said...

Very cool photo ~ I love water =)

What are you singing now?

Q said...

LOVE that photo! Have you run into the MOB Society yet?

They run a scripture each day for focused prayer for sons.

Felicity said...

Great pic! I'd be willing to join you on a little adventure involving kids and praying!
I'm glad your days are a little longer. Our mornings are a little nippy now, but we still bake by midday.

Herding Grasshoppers said...


won't know for sure until tonight, but portions of Lenten Messiah and Elijah.

Q, thanks for the link :D

and Felicity, enjoy the warmth for me, 'kay?


leah said...

Wow- gorgeous photo. The water is so clear!

I really hope (and pray) that Kerry gets a job soon!

Sometimes I fear the teenage years, since Matt can be quite a handful at five (full of sass). Oy!

Ann said...

I'm with you on the rearranging. Sometimes it just has to be done. Rather frequently, in fact!