Monday, September 12, 2011

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

Outside my window...  a practically perfect fall day.  Yes, I said fall.  And I'm ready for it, after a hot weekend :D  Leaves are drying out, turning colors, and twirling in the cool breeze.  Ahhhhh :D

I am thinking...  I think of all the 9-11 posts I've seen, this one is the best.  Because she gets it, better than all the talking-head newscasters.  It's not about me.

I am thankful for...  sunshine and a cool breeze, boys diligently getting through their school work, and fun times we're looking forward to.

I am praying for...  my brother and his wife (!), Kerry and work, and my mom's continued healing.

I am wearing...  shorts and a t-shirt.  Amazing, I know.

I am creating...  order from chaos.  I have a separate list for each day of this week, because the Mother Load could not be contained.  (eyes roll)  But the office is looking better, especially since I got all the sewing stuff picked up.  And as soon as I put it all away there's something else I want to work on...

I am going...  to do stuff.  You know,
When you do stuff, stuff gets done.
That's my extra-fancy motto.
In other (better) words,

Be strong and courageous, and do the work.
1 Chronicles 28:20

I am reading...  maps, timelines, history... not so much reading for pleasure just now.

I am hoping...  the work ethic I saw in the boys last week continues.

I am hearing...  heavy equipment spreading gravel in the alley.
You know, we have three seasons around here:
the rainy season, hunting season, and road construction.

I am remembering...  9-11.

From the learning rooms...  oh boy oh boy oh boy!  Dividing numbers with two digits, finding the least common multiple, and graphing linear and inverse equations; grammar, root words, compound subjects and verbs, the semicolon and the colon, and complete sentences vs. fragments; John Wesley Powell, explorer of the Grand Canyon; and how fossils are formed.

From the kitchen...  we bbq'ed hamburgers last night and I think I could do that five nights a week!  But.. maybe some ham tonight?

Around the house...  ACK!  Debris (gear) from the boys' SAREX that needs to be put away; laundry in the basket, in the washer, and on the line; and books, books, and more books.

On my mind...  distributing the work load over the week, somewhat equally.

Noticing that...  motivation and progress (success!) feed each other :D

Pondering these words... 
Adapt and overcome.
And then repeat...

One of my favorite things...  seeing growth, seeing progress, seeing maturity.

A few plans for the rest of the week...  no, can't go there, too much!!!

Here is a picture I am sharing...  

Happy sigh :D


Felicity said...

Aah - lovely wedding photo!!
It's a bit funny to hear you say you're ready for fall, it seems your summer just started :-)) (says I from a 29C spring....)
Your week sounds busy, but I hope it'll be a good one. Your school plan for the week sounds nice and full!

melanie said...

I guess I left your comment at Q's ;-)
Hoping you have a great week, one step at a time. You do sound organized and prepared to tackle that Mother Load.
While here I am in the midst of baking cake for tonight that will need to chill repeatedly, has two types of frosting/icing, etc. 8-\ And she wants chimis for supper, no less. I will be ready for the funny farm very, very soon! That's why I am smiling :D

Ruby said...

Great wedding photo!
"Order from chaos". Oh I so wish! I keep telling myself things will be better when I get organized, but I just can't seem to get the stuff done. However, I would not swap one single moment with this house full of children and grandchildren.
9-11 is not such a big thing here. We feel for those who lost loved ones but many unanswered questions from where I stand.

The dB family said...

Jacquline's 9/11 post is very beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes.

Sooo very pleased to see a wedding photo. Beautiful!!!!

Love and prayers!