For today, April 4, 2011
Outside my window... wet, wet, wet. And cold. Spring? ... pthpthpth
I am thinking... have just been reviewing hunter safety material with Tate. He had already read his assigned chapters twice, without me reminding him. He's doing fine :D
I am thankful for... a warm, dry house. Mmmm-hmmmmm.
I am praying for... my mom's health, work for Kerry and my brother, and peace in the house.
I am wearing... blue jeans, black t-shirt, black sweater, socks and slippers. Actually, I wear Crocs for slippers. My feet are not happy in slippers/flip-flops (or barefoot for long) with no support.
I am creating... starting some preliminary planning for next school year. (Always more fun than finishing out this one...) And for the summer. Which is mostly science. So much more fun to do science in the summer, especially when it involves birds and insects!
I am going... to create a master reading list for next year - historical fiction and non-fiction to do with American history. Suggestions?!
I am reading... Heaven, by Randy Alcorn.
I am hoping... making good progress on purging and tidying in my office, hoping to complete that this week.
I am hearing... silence. What are the boys doing???
I am remembering... to be thankful for God's protection. I left a candle burning at home when we went to my parents' for dinner on Saturday. Oops.
From the learning rooms... we're mostly on Spring Break, but are squeezing in one chapter of history (Korean War), some vocabulary work, and a bit of science. We don't have to do it, but it will get us done earlier in June. And who wants to be doing anything outside today anyway??? It's raining and 43F! (That's 6C, for you metric friends.)
From the kitchen... I promised to make our "Big Meal" for lunch today, as Tate and I will be gone this evening. Hmmmm, maybe shepherd's pie?
Around the house... piles of books, a hyacinth that needs to get planted outside, blankets and pillows near the heat vents (how the boys like to read), and legos all over the family room.
On my mind... the piles, before me, on my desk. It's progress, though! Want to get a bunch of junk hauled away, when my dad (and his truck) are free, but not in this cold rain!
(Yah, I know. Waaa, waaa, waaa.)
Noticing that... the boys and I went through their dressers and closet again and have another HUGE load of clothes to get rid of. And I only have about a half an inch on Wyatt. He stood back to back with my mom on Saturday and he is taller. Then he gave me The Eye, and said,
Pondering these words...
Life is not an emergency.
One of my favorite things... short haircuts on the boys and Kerry. Absolutely.
A few plans for the rest of the week... Tate has hunter safety class tonight and Wednesday. Other than that, we're pretty "loose", being on Spring Break.
Here is a picture I am sharing...
Okay, yes, it has warmed up a bit. But it still feels like this to me!