For Today, March 7, 2011
Outside my window... frost on the ground, snow on the hills, and high clouds in the sky.
Little green shoots are poking up, very hopefully, through all the dead brown.
I am thinking... about planning for next school year already.
I am thankful... for the boys' renewed health after a couple of sick weeks, for a fresh start every morning, and for piles of good books to read.
I am praying for... well, just look at all the posts on prayer this month :D Also praying for some new work for Kerry, as he is wrapping up several projects he's been working on.
I am wearing... blue jeans, blue socks, blue t-shirt, purple sweater. Staying warm.
I am going... to get school going soon. The boys have opted for just a half-day today, as the public schools are out today (teacher workday or something?) and they want to play with friends, and to make up the other half later in the week.
I am reading... just finished My Man Jeeves. Funny, but I think I'd like it better in smaller doses than reading the whole book at once. Just started The Hiding Place with the boys.
I am hoping... to find someone local who can loan me a Sonlight Core 100 (Grade 9) instructor's guide for a few days. Any local readers know someone?
I am hearing... quiet. Hmmm, it's too quiet. What are the boys doing???
I am remembering... yikes. It's a new month. Need to pay the bills.
From the learning rooms... wrapping up WWII, experiments with magnetism, statistics, words with spec and spic, converting between metric and standard, creative writing (stories from pictures),
and much, much more!!!
From the kitchen... hmmm. No plan for dinner yet. Probably chicken :D
Around the house... piles and piles of wonderful books that need to be tidied. Do you find it hard to get rid of books? I'm great at purging everything else but books are my downfall. Must do it. But some of out "little kid books" are so wonderful I hate to get rid of them.
On my mind... plans always look wonderful on paper. Why isn't everything that neat and tidy and efficient in real life?! ;D
Noticing that... sometimes a group of kids get together, but even when they're all nice kids individually, the group just doesn't always work out. The mix isn't always right. Trying to help the boys work through this graciously with some of the neighbor kids.
Pondering these words...
People are like stained glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
that is when their true beauty is revealed,
only if there is a light from within.
-- Elizabeth Kubler Ross
One of my favorite things... usually when I tell Gunnar I love him, it's like starting a bidding war. He'll say he loves me more.
And I'll say I loved him before he was born.
He'll say he loved me when he was just an idea in God's mind.
But when he's really tired and almost asleep,
I'll whisper, I love you, Gunnar,
and he will summon all his sleepy thoughts,
smile, and nod, and grunt Mmm-hmmm.
A few plans for the rest of the week... getting my now-healthy-again children back onto a normal school and chore schedule. Because we've let everything slide.
Oh boy, this ought to be fun... /sarcasm
Here is a picture I am sharing...
I know, this is an old one (Gunnar looks about five), but it just fit today... :D