Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Grasshopper days 5-9-11

Grasshopper Days... a day late :D

For today, May 9, 2011
Outside my window...  a few signs of spring, trees beginning to leaf out, blossoms on cherry and apple trees, and a cloudy, breezy sky.  
I am thinking...  It's been a Big Day for the boys and the bunnies, though.  (See post below.)
And we're still waiting on news from my mom's doctor.
Later... Good News!  They took 10 lymph nodes and only the ONE showed cancer.  The other nine were CLEAR!  Hallelujah!

I am thankful for...  my boys' tender hearts (when they let that show.)

I am praying for...  my mom to get good news, Kerry to feel better (sick, but nothing frightening), and my brother to adjust to his new job.

I am creating...  not much, right now.  With Kerry sick our daily rhythms are different.

I am going...  ??? anywhere?  anything?  Need to regain some order in my office!

I am reading...  just read When You Rise Up, by R.C. Sproul.  I tend to read through books very quickly, and then want to take a second more thoughtful look.  This book is worth that.

I am hoping...  and praying for "clear margins' for my mom.  (Yay!)

I am hearing...  quiet in the house.  Schoolwork finished for the day, the boys are outside.  (I think they're looking for snakes, but I don't really want to know.)

I am remembering...  how much ground we've covered in homeschool over the last four years.  Wow.

From the learning rooms...  adding and subtracting with decimals, the Soviet invasions of Czechoslovakia (1968) and Afghanistan (1979), words with anthro/homo/hum, coordinating conjunctions, predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives, terrorism and the 1972 Munich Olympics, math problems with multiple steps (pre-Algebra), starting Zoology 1 - bugs, bats, birds, courtesy at church, and still working on Philippians 2.

From the kitchen...  not sure yet.  Depends on who feels like eating.

Around the house...  sun coming in the windows (!) - such a welcome sight.

On my mind...  way too many swirling thoughts.  Praying Philippians 4:8 - that God will guard my heart and my mind with His peace.

Noticing that...  Wyatt did really well at his work today, and worked more independently.
(Please God, more?!)

One of my favorite things...  finishing things.

A few plans for the rest of the week...  the usual whirlwind of activity.  Trying to win grocery store Monopoly, cruelly forcing the boys to do school work and yard chores, and beating back chaos, one pile at a time.

Here is a picture I am sharing... 

Podger and Poly/Polly a couple months ago.
Aren't they adorable?

I just went out and checked on Poly/Polly before bed and she is doing fine.
Clean, dry, and perky again.


Felicity said...

Gorgeous bunnies!
I'm so glad to hear that about your mom!
Hope your husband is better soon, and that your week is productive,


The dB family said...

I just breathed a prayer of thanks for your mom! Great news!! Podger and Polly are adorable!


Mrs. Squirrel said...

Felicity pretty much said what I wanted to say :D

Love the bunnies!