Monday, April 23, 2012

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, April 23, 2012

Outside my window...  laundry drying on the line (!), the beginnings of new leaves on the dogwood - always later to leaf out than many other trees, and sunshine.

I am hearing...  someone's lawn mower, and several birds - robins, chickadees, and something else.

I am pondering...  decisions to make for next year's schooling.

I am praying...  for Tate's surgery next month and his transition to the CI, for work for Kerry, and a summer job for Wyatt.

I am thankful...  for a fun day with my mom, while all the boys (and men) have gone down to the Science Center.

I am wearing...  capri jeans, t-shirt, sandals.  Sandals, I tell you!

I am creating...  hmmm, plans, I suppose.  Just put the sewing machine away, but I may get it back out.

I am going...  to move the furniture and clean the house.  I've been working out in the yard, weeding the flower beds, and the house has gotten so dusty!  Ack!

I am reading...  Little Britches, with the boys.  Love those Ralph Moody books.

I am learning...  about the vagaries of VISA (see post below).  Grrrr!

I am hoping...  for a good visit with Kerry's step-mom, arriving Wednesday.

In the kitchen...  nothing started, not sure when they'll all be home or how hungry they'll be.  I heard they were stopping at DQ on the way home ;D

In the learning rooms...  eight weeks of school left.  Not that I'm counting, or anything.

Around the house...  the aforementioned dust, and a growing pile of books to be organized.

The Mother Load...  still more weeding to be done, and now planning for a MIL visit, get boys to try on all their clothes and sort/hand-down/decide what is needed, and general cleaning and organizing.

I am wondering...  what it would be like to be starting (over) as a parent, knowing what I know now.

Something I want to remember for later...  the (hilarious) looks of bewilderment on the boys' faces when I woke them (at their request) at 4:30am on Sunday.  And how excited and happy they were about flying.  A CAP pilot flew them down to Chehalis so they could have Glider O-Flights.  They actually got to take control and fly the gliders - with an experienced pilot with them, of course.  Very exciting!

A favorite quote for today...  A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it.  Jerry Seinfeld

One of my favorite things...  sheets, crisp and fresh from the line.

A few plans for the rest of the week...  the boys have had a jam-packed weekend.  They got an unexpected chance to go flying on Saturday, when they were volunteering at the Heritage Flight Museum, then got to fly again on Sunday, and today had a "field trip" to the Pacific Science Center.  They have regular CAP tomorrow, then are staffing a booth at the local high school, to tell students about CAP on Wednesday, and then my MIL is coming for a visit.  Haven't seen her for two or three years (they have an exhausting vacation schedule), and she just called today to see about flying into town on Wednesday and staying through Saturday.  Okay!

A peek into my day...  just a little peek at some things I've been working on...

There's more, but I can't show you the "Big Picture" yet.


dlefler said...

1) I love red - so the red project you're working on really appeals to me. Beautiful! For Christmas?

2) Saying a hearty prayer for skilled surgeon hands and a fast recovery for Tate.

3) Yes. We have snow. LOADS of snow. I can send you some, if you would like! Sigh...

Rebecca D said...

Jealous of your sandals!

I too often wonder what it might be like to start again parenting now... I'd probably realize I don't know as much as I think I do!

I just posted that I need tons of advice... Pop on over and let me know what you think.

Choate Family said...

Praying for the surprise visit from the MIL!

Q said...

Chuckling about the sandals. I wear them 365 here, yet get giddy over being able to put on a sweater. HA!