Sunday, November 13, 2011

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, November 13, 2011

Outside my window...  it's dark!  Happens pretty early this time of year.  And it's been raining all weekend, so everything is wet and soggy.

I am thinking...  with Tate gone to Disneyland I had hoped to do something fun with the other boys.  Gunnar had his heart set on going to the pool, but, umm.... not exactly an option for me right now, which Gunnar does not understand.  So I'm home, feeling guilty (and hormonal - fun!), having talked Kerry into taking him.

I am thankful for...  my brother and sister being so generous in treating Tate to Disneyland!

I am praying for...  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

I am wearing...  dark jeans, navy tee, fall sweater (greens, blues, white, tan), and my blue Danskos.

I am creating...  space to create.  Making progress on conquering the office clutter.  Again.

I am going...  to go to bed early.  Busy week ahead.

I am hoping...  Tate has a fabulous time.

I am hearing...  a fairly quiet house :D

I am remembering...  our family trip to Disneyland, in 2007.  The boys were so little!

From the learning rooms...  Tate worked ahead before he left, so the other boys are forging on in his absence.  Wyatt - solving equations with two variables, US history test, reading about Sequoyah and his alphabet, experimenting with air pressure, energy, and temperature, and writing brief descriptions of people.  Gunnar - about 2/3s through his 4th grade math already, punctuating addresses, action verbs and linking verbs, studying Henry Hudson, and reading Madeleine Takes Command.

From the kitchen...  cooked a pork roast with carrots, onions and potatoes in the crock pot (that came out well!) for our lunch, and plenty left over, so I'm off the hook for dinner ;D

Around the house...  candles and pretty lights, to cheer the dark evenings.

Something I want to remember for later...  how long Wyatt spent shining his shoes in preparation for the CAP "Dine-out" (banquet), and that Gunnar bravely conquered the diving board at the pool today.

On my mind...  how fast the holidays are approaching.

Noticing that...  I miss my Tater-bug.

Pondering these words...  All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage.  Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.  - Erma Bombeck

One of my favorite things...  having something to look forward to :D

A few plans for the rest of the week...  busy times!  Rehearsal tomorrow evening; meet Tate's flight at 6pm on Tuesday and get him changed into his uniform and scoot over to the Dine-Out; get Tate back in the school groove; then Wyatt has a youthgroup dinner/social time on Wednesday, and the boys have a PTO day on Friday.  I'll need it!

Here is a picture I am sharing...



The dB family said...

I bought a pork roast this week. Any recommendations on seasoning? Or just toss it in the crockpot and let 'er cook?

Hope Tate is having a great time!


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Well... I browned mine first, then cooked it with chopped onion, carrots and potatoes, and a bit of soy sauce, because it needed salt.

Nothin' fancy. ;D

Felicity said...

A pork roast sounds good! It's not something I cook often, though I don't know why - it always turns out well! Hmmm, think I must add it to the menu...
Hope the week goes well, and that the boys enjoy their dine-outs and other socials.

melanie said...

Nice pic ;-)

Madeleine Takes Command is a great book! : ) My kids (&I) love all those reprints from Bethlehem Books.

Kazooboy said...

Is Obama really that bad? What about the guys on Wall Street (friends of the GOP) who caused the Global Financial Crisis? How about the car manufacturers who asked for bailout money from the US government then paid themselves bonuses?

Here in Australia we have free health care for everyone. The health insurance companies don't run the health system because that would be stupid. All they want is profit. All Americans deserve good health care.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Yah... universal health care works great if you want a wart frozen off, or you have a lot of time on your hands. But we see how well it's working for our neighbors to the north. You know, the ones that come down here and PAY CASH for cancer treatment, and heart surgery, because they'd be dead before they could get through the system and in to see a specialist in Canada.

No thanks.