For Today, June 28, 2011
Outside my window... cloudy, may get some showers today. Everything is green, green, green and lots of birds in the yard.
I am thinking... it's supposed to be summer. Doesn't look much like it today, but it's coming. The calendar may say that summer started in June, but around here the weather isn't very reliable until after the 4th of July. Still, being summer, I'll probably not be blogging much. I may rework this in the fall with different headings.
I am thankful for... a friend who is pregnant (!), boys who love to read, and that my birthday chocolate hasn't quite run out yet ;D
I am praying for... my mom's health, work for Kerry, and good attitudes around the house.
I am creating... order in the house - I'm getting a better idea of how I want to organize our home library. And when that's done, hope to do some sewing...
I am going... HA! Spent too much of yesterday "going". Had an 8:15 Cram-o-gram and decided to take the boys along because my appointment was near several stores and they all needed shoes. Kill two birds with one stone, yah?
Well. The boys are troopers, I'll say that.
Even though we live in the Pacific Northwest, where summer is late arriving, apparently all the stores take their cues from California. We were supposed to buy summer clothes in March. Now the stores have back-to-school fall clothes. I must be insane to think I could buy summer clothes in June. Because the boys needed sandals, and do you think we could just go to any store and buy some?
Eight stores. It took EIGHT. Understand something about me. I don't enjoy shopping. I must be missing that gene or something. I just want to go somewhere, find the thing I need for a good price, get it, and go home. What I wanted was something like this:
What I didn't want, was to pay $95 a pair, at REI. Hence our difficulty.
But, eventually, we had success and headed for home, lunch, and ibuprofen.
I am reading... just finished A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I had never read it before and nearly went through it in one sitting. Lots to think about.
I am hearing... the dryer tumbling. No laundry on the line on this drippy day.
I am remembering... summer goals, gotta keep working the summer goals :D
From the learning rooms... just science, for the summer. Wyatt is plugging away through Wile's General Science, and Tate and Gunnar and I are Exploring Creation in Zoology 1, with birds, bats, and bugs. I posted below about our latest bird rescue :D
From the kitchen... nothing happening. Wyatt and Tate have CAP tonight, so dinner will be sandwiches. But in other kitchen news... I just defrosted and cleaned the big freezer a couple of weeks ago - removed over TWELVE CUPS of melted ice, and now somebody left the door ajar and it's all frosted over. Again. That does not make me happy.
Around the house... boys, flopped over chairs, reading. Birthday presents to put away. And dust, dust, dust. Actually, it's probably mostly pollen.
On my mind... the Mother Load. (My to-do list.)
Noticing that... one more little growth spurt and Wyatt will be taller than me. *sigh*
Pondering these words...
Having boys is just God's opinion that your house is too neat.
One of my favorite things... home.
A few plans for the rest of the week... having a friend over for lunch,
re-tidying my office,
moving the furniture,
defrosting the freezer (again!).
It's a wild and fabulous existence ;D
Here is a picture I am sharing...
They were SO LITTLE! This is the beginning of Dino-opolis.
The Cone Age.