Monday, September 5, 2011

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, September 5, 2011

Outside my window...  a beautiful evening.  The air is cooling off and this will be one of those summer nights I love best - where it doesn't just get dark, but the sky goes from pale blue, to a deeper blue, to a dark indigo.

I am thinking...  brain on overload.  The next two weeks are going to be kind of crazy-busy.  I don't like that kind of schedule, but it's all good stuff :D

I am thankful for...  a glorious weekend, good friends, and close family.  We were invited to TWO barbecues this weekend - delicious salmon yesterday and, surprisingly, a ham today.  I'm thankful for a fun time for the boys this morning - Grandpa took them out in the boat, on the lake and I didn't bring my camera.

I am praying for...  calm, collected attitudes in a whirlwind of a week.

I am wearing...  blue shorts, navy tank top, and bare feet.

I am creating...  an eye in the storm!

I am going...  to continue ramping up our homeschool toward a full schedule, while taking all three boys to the dentist tomorrow, and to find something else for Gunnar to wear to the wedding (has grown out of what I thought he'd wear - oops) so consignment store / Value Village / Goodwill, don't forget CAP tomorrow night, and to free up Tate to go shooting (target practice) with Grandpa this week, to Seattle for a rehearsal dinner, and again the next day for my brother's wedding...
this week!!!

I am reading...  had to put reading for pleasure on hold, with all the craziness of this week, but am wanting to get back to The World-Tilting Gospel.

I am hoping...  not to lose my mind?

I am hearing...  blessed silence :D

I am remembering...  all this talk of weddings and I'm remembering ours :D

From the learning rooms...  piles of work for each boy, ready to take to the dentist's office tomorrow morning.  Fun times.

From the kitchen...  no cooking today!

Around the house...  windows wide open to catch the cool evening air, and I think I can hear a flicker.

On my mind...  wonderful, wonderful sermon yesterday.

Noticing that...  did you notice I got a new picture at the top?  The house without the tree.



Pondering these words...  "You're the best mom in the whole world!"
Gunnar really knows how to make my day :D

One of my favorite things...  sitting on my parents' deck, overlooking the lake, the hills, and clear out over the salt water to Vancouver Island.  Wow.

A few plans for the rest of the week...  well, I think I mentioned that.
Pray-for-us-now-and-in-the-hour-of-our-need ;D

Here is a picture I am sharing...

these are the flowers the deer are NOT eating!
Thank you, Liquid Fence :D

Feverfew and montbrecia.


Felicity said...

Good Luck with your busy week!!
Isn't it lovely to be told you're the best mom in the world! I agree it really makes your day!

melanie said...

purdy flowers, Julie : )

Oh, last week of wedding prep ~ fun, fun, fun! and your boys are even getting their teeth cleaned. YOU are thorough! ;-)