For today, July 2, 2012
Outside my window... cloudy and cool and looks like it might rain. If you can trust the forecast, summer is coming on Thursday. But right now? 56F. No, I am not kidding.
I am hearing... the washer and the dryer. Too cool and humid (and no breeze) to dry on the line today. What I don't hear is the boys. Should I be worried?
I am thinking... of how to prioritize the projects I want to get done :D
I am praying... for my new niece (have I mentioned her enough?!) to get "settled" into a good routine.
I am thankful... Kerry is swamped with work right now! Thankful for it, and praying it continues!
I am going... Wyatt and I have choir practice tonight, prepping for an outdoor concert Friday evening.
I am reading... taking my time with Vishal Mangalwadi's The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization. It is fascinating, and makes me wish I was a lot smarter!
I am looking forward to... fourth of July at our friends' farm, Friday's concert, and some sunshine :D
In the kitchen... I'm taking the night off, since we have rehearsal. I did some extra cooking last week, to take freezer meals to my bro/SIL, but I think we've eaten through most of the leftovers.
In the learning rooms... clock ticking... peace and quiet. I'll get in there and do some planning soon, but we're all taking a very welcome break. Tate is working so hard on getting used to his CI, that he certainly doesn't need any additional work right now, although part of his therapy is fun. We're listening to a book-on-CD from the library while he reads along in the book. (Ben and Me) Thankfully this one DOESN'T have music behind the narration or sound effects, making it much easier to discern the words. Tate's doing great :D
Around the house... mini-blitz this morning. The boys and I tidied the downstairs areas; vacuumed the living room, dining room, family room and stairs; cleaned two bathrooms; and got the stains out of the carpet where the boys have been using black shoe-shine. Must come up with a better solution for that process that doesn't cause a big mess!
The Mother Load... I'm sharing it with the boys ;D Also have third load of laundry going, have been to the library, the consignment store, Value Village, and the grocery store. I have a lot of books to add to our library - need the boys' help carting them around. And we have a house-guest coming Friday, but he's completely easy-going - great to have around and no stress :D
I am wondering... how others of you handle disciplinary issues. I had one boy-who-shall-remain-nameless go toe-to-toe with me last night and defy me to my face. As far as I'm concerned, you stick your chin out and tell me NO and you can expect the sky to fall. Rapidly and with great force.
Something I want to remember for later... the juncos, nesting in the grass, right beside the driveway. Three (four?) little babies!
One of my favorite things... the birthday chocolate I'm still finishing - Lindor milk chocolate balls. Oh, bliss.
A Bible verse...
The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high;
He will fill Zion with justice and righteousness.
He will be the sure foundation for your times,
a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.
A few plans for the rest of the week... rehearsal, Tate's therapy appointment, CAP, fourth of July BBQ and fun, Friday's concert, the older boys flying (powered and glider) on Saturday, and more I'm probably forgetting!
A peek into my world...