For today, March 12, 2012
Outside my window... trees bending and tossing in the wind. It's been pretty wild here the last couple of days, but - NO - my power didn't go out. (Yay!)
I am thinking... something kind of funny, kind of cool happened last night. I'll tell you later. Also, would you believe that it snowed here again yesterday? Didn't stick at our house, but we can see fresh snow up in the hills, and we're supposed to get more tomorrow. Really???
I am thankful for... good news in the family, a warm dry house in all this rain, healthy boys, and that we took that big tree out last summer. With all this wind...
I am praying for... work for Kerry, a friend's new baby, a smooth week of school work.
I am wearing... oooo, get ready... blue jeans, black t-shirt, green sweater, wool socks. A-MAZ-ING. /sarcasm
I am going... to fold Mt. Laundry today. Whoopeee.
I am reading... Soft Rain, with the boys - about the Cherokee Trail of Tears.
I am hoping... the weather lightens up a bit. It's crazy out there!
I am hearing... well, the wind, of course. It makes a fascinating sound in the windows... sort of harmonic. It's like I can hear a minor chord in the windows. Weird. Otherwise, the house is quiet. Wyatt is doing his Bible study, before starting his school work. Tate and Gunnar are helping neighbors look for a lost chicken. (Oh, Hildegarde, where are you?) Hope they're back soon...
From the learning rooms... Wyatt - finding and factoring square roots; the turn of the century and WWI; motion, acceleration and velocity; and the usual round of writing and grammar. Tate - plugging along through pre-algebra; learning meteorology; and - with Gunnar - reading about "Native American Struggles". Gunnar - getting a good start on next year's math by working on units of measurement, graphs, charts, etc.; spelling/reading/writing; and a two-week study of Cnidarians. (No, those are not space aliens. That's sea anemones, jelly-fish, and corals.)
From the kitchen... soup and bagels for lunch today. Maybe I'll start some fresh bread for dinner :D
Around the house... pretty tidy, due to the in-laws being in town for the weekend.
Something I want to remember later... oh my word, Gunnar never stops talking!!! He's just got a lot to say. And he's smart. He'll tell you all about the barred owl we saw in the park, the latest Monk episode we watched, the merits of Schleich vs. Safari (very realistic toy plastic animals), the book he's reading (Wesley the Owl), and echinoderms.
On my mind... how do you "not worry"?
Noticing that... I know I've said it before, but just how fast the boys are growing and maturing.
One of my favorite things... hot cocoa on a cold day :D
A few plans for the rest of the week... choir practice tonight with Wyatt, CAP tomorrow, and - other than school - I think the rest of the week is open.
Sorry, no picture today.