Monday, January 30, 2012

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, January 30, 2012

Outside my window...  not raining at the moment, but everything is wet and soggy - normal, in other words.  Busy squirrels in the trees.  Our neighbor feeds them peanuts all year round, so they're really quite spoiled! 

I am thinking...  Mondays are a fresh start. 

I am thankful for...  the "appliance fairy" (who doesn't want attention) who gifted us with a new microwave to replace our broken one.  Thank you! 

I am praying for...  friends in the Solomon Islands, peace between the boys, and work for Kerry. 

I am wearing...  wait for it... wait for it... blue jeans, t-shirt, purple sweater, wool socks, and slippers!  Woo-hoo!

I am going...  to call the boys and get going on school work. 

I am reading...  starting Calico Bush with Tate and Gunnar. 

I am hoping...  to have a "calmer" week. 

I am hearing...  the furnace and the laundry :D

I am remembering...  our vacation, last fall.  Fun times.  

From the learning rooms...  Wyatt - Civil War, multiplying and dividing polynomials, meteorology; Tate - Daniel Boone, area and volume, dating the earth (um, trying to determine its age, I mean); Gunnar - Daniel Boone, dividing with two-digit numbers, and mollusks.

From the kitchen...  thawing some hamburger to make a Mexican-ish casserole for dinner.

Around the house...  I'm putting away all my winter-y, snow things.  Which almost guarantees that we'll get more snow.  Except that the boys want it so badly.

Something I want to remember later...  how hard Tate works.

On my mind...  Thursday's appointment with the CI team!

Noticing that...  oh how I love clean surfaces ;D

Pondering these words...  What doesn't kill you will certainly leave a big mess for you to clean up.  Rebecca

One of my favorite things...  Boys doing school work with good attitudes :D

A few plans for the rest of the week...  Wow.  Not so much, compared to last week!  CAP every Tuesday evening for Wyatt and Tate, then - of course - the appointment at Children's (!!!), and then Super/Souper Bowl Sunday at my parents'.

Here is a picture I am sharing...

It's January.


melanie said...

'dating the earth' - ha ha! ;-)

Have a great week!

Kat said...

Will be praying for a fruitful meeting on Thursday!

dlefler said...

Wow - did you take that picture?Amazing! I love the idea of an appliance fairy - SO much better than the tooth fairy! :)

Saying a prayer for your meeting at children's later this week - good things are in the works for Tate!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Thanks :D

And - no, I didn't take it... can't remember where I got it (ages ago) either. Sorry!

Felicity said...

Wet sounds lovely to me at the moment..! ;-)

Hope the meeting for Tate goes well.

Are squirrels pesky? They sound cute to me.

Rebecca D said...

I've been quoted... Cool! :)

The dB family said...

Hmmm, I was wondering when to take down my winter decorations. I found a penguin!!! I so adored the ones Kerry bought you that when I saw this penguin I had to buy him. Happily he was half price. I'll have to put up a post so you can see him.

LOVE that photo!! Fantastic!!

Praying Tate's appt. goes great!


Ann said...

Hey, while you're praying for those wonderful Solomon Island friends (which I'm assuming to be our mutual wonderful SI friends!), will you help us pray for a house for this summer for them? The house they thought they had fell through right before they went back to the village.