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...