Monday, March 19, 2012

Grasshopper Days


Grasshopper Days

For today, March 19, 2012

Outside my window...  the sun is trying to burn through the clouds, but it's still quite cold and breezy.

I am thinking...  I keep thinking I should change the picture to a spring view, but we keep getting snow - more on Saturday and Sunday.  Really?!

I am praying for...  looking at our options for the next school year, praying about Tate's CI surgery, and work for Kerry.

I am wearing...  jeans, black t-shirt, black sweater, wool socks.  Trying to decide if I should cut my hair or let it grow.  It's at a yucky stage.

I am creating...  nothing.  Feeling very blah and uninspired.

I am going...  ?  Really.  Uninspired.

I am reading...  Moccasin Trail with the boys.

I am hoping...  it's time to come out of hibernation.

I am hearing...  a jet going over, the furnace coming on, and quiet from the laundry room, which means I should throw another load in.

I am remembering...  how little the boys were when we moved to this house (2, 4, and 7), and how they used to climb up the doorframes like little monkeys.

From the learning rooms...  Wyatt - radicals in equations (and fractions), early 1900's, force and motion, and the eight parts of speech/language; Tate - jet streams and El Nino, properties of equations, the Oregon Trail, and subject/verb agreement; Gunnar - cnidarians, angles and polygons, the Oregon Trail, and analyzing non-fiction.

From the kitchen...  made a big taco salad for lunch and I'm off the hook for dinner, as Wyatt and I have choir practice tonight.  ;D

Around the house...  blankets, everywhere.  It's still so chilly, we all like pulling a blanket around us when we sit down to read or study or watch something.

Something I want to remember for later...  how serious the boys are about ironing their CAP uniforms.  Very serious. 

On my mind...  you know, some days it's like driving on ice with bald tires.  I just don't feel like I'm getting any mental traction.  *sigh*  Not enough sleep?

Noticing that...  ahhh, the days are getting longer.  More daylight :D  I'm such a homebody.  It's hard to leave the house and go somewhere once it gets dark.  It's not a fear... I don't mind driving in the dark.  It just seems like once it gets dark, it's time to stay home.  Now, at least, when we're leaving for rehearsals it's still light out, and I like that.

Pondering these words...  Light travels faster than sound.  Which is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

One of my favorite things...  daylight ;D

A few plans for the rest of the week...  Wyatt and I have choir practice tonight, Wyatt and Tate have CAP tomorrow, Wednesday youth group is here (time to break out the crock pots), also tomorrow Tate and I are going to Seattle for his "device consult" - he gets to pick which CI he wants.  (I think I know... the water-proof one - the Neptune!), and a church potluck and Pinewood Derby on Saturday.  Gunnar has a tank.  Tate has a BNSF engine, and Wyatt has a school bus.  They weren't exactly concerned with aerodynamics, y'know?

Here is a picture I am sharing...

 My dad took this, right off his front porch.  She was bedded down, covered with snow just a moment before, but in the time it took to get the camera, she stood and shook the snow off.  Still, a beautiful picture, yah?


LISA said...

Great words to ponder! Thank you for the reminder to keep my mouth shut.

Ann said...

I love the "cars" the boys made!!! That's too fun!

melanie said...

Laughing at the quote ~ Hope you get some sunshine soon! We are greening up with rain here.

The dB family said...

Definitely a beautiful photo!! I love your words to ponder. They are true with some people, yah? :o)