For today, June 11, 2012
Outside my window... beautiful sunshine! Especially welcome, since the forecast was less promising. Gunnar and I have already been out for a walk, down to the duck pond.
I am hearing... bird, birds, birds! The pond was alive with birds - our favorite being the red-wing blackbird and his wook-a-duh-DEE-doo call :D
I am pondering... how much the weather can affect our emotions.
I am praying... my bro and SIL are expecting their baby in just a week (though we all know how punctual babies sometimes aren't), Tate's CI activation next week (!!!), and in-law issues.
I am thankful... the boys are cheerfully finishing their school work and we are so close to done.
I am wearing... turquoise capris, blue t-shirt.
I am creating... already working on (school) plans for next year, and scheming about projects to do over the summer.
I am going... to make lunch, shortly, as soon as Tate finishes ironing his uniform. He does it all himself, but likes me to check and see if his creases are right.
I am reading... Code Talkers, by Joseph Bruchac, with the boys, and The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization, by Vishal Mangalwadi, for myself.
I am learning... fascinating history of the Navajo Indians from World War 2, and have just started the other, so no comment yet.
I am looking forward to... Tate's new hearing and my mom's new knee (sometime later this summer).
In the kitchen... I'm thinking we'll have egg burritos for dinner, since I already have lots of delicious add-ins ready - left over from Saturday's dinner. I made barbacoa pork Saturday night and served it kind of like a taco salad. Soooo yummy!
In the learning rooms... that wonderful end-of-the-year feel :D
Around the house... piles of books, RC airplanes and helicopters the boys had out for the Aerospace Fun Night last weekend, and a few blue irises on their last legs.
The Mother Load... oh heavens... how did my office get so messy? Oh yah, the surgery and the aftermath of busy-ness and distractedness. Time to tidy, again. And Kerry keeps saying he'll get the garden fenced. I have vowed not to plant a single thing until it's secure, otherwise - hello - buffet for deer, y'know? But it's getting so late... any of you local friends, too late to plant this year? Or what will still grow?
Noticing that... Gunnar and I need to be more consistent about walking, especially now that the weather is (generally) improving.
Something I want to remember for later... that this year Gunnar loved division. He would actually ask if he could do more division problems than I assigned him. Go figure.
Something fun to share... snow? In June?
A favorite quote for today... I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex.
One of my favorite things... sunny, breezy days :D
A few plans for the rest of the week... finish school, plant something, hang laundry on the line, get pizza for lunch tomorrow. Lofty goals, I know ;D
A peek into my day/world...
Tate is healing up, just wonderfully - we're very thankful!
A happy sight at the end of the walk, this morning.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
- Psalm 16:6