Monday, July 16, 2012

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, July 16, 2012

Outside my window...  the forecast was for sun, but I see some low clouds.  Maybe they'll burn off later?

I am hearing...  Tate probably appreciating the cooler morning as he's mowing the neighbor's yard, Wyatt ironing his uniform (and about to join Tate), and Gunnar downstairs watching a movie because he's not feeling well :o(

I am thinking...  at least Gunnar wasn't sick while he was on the big outing with Aunt Tami.  It's never fun to be sick, but it's worse when you're away from home.

I am praying...  for Gunnar obviously, Tate continuing to adapt to the CI, a friend's husband seeking a job, another friend's husband with heart issues, and our good use of time over summer break :D

I am thankful...  Kerry is busy, busy, busy with work at the moment.  Wyatt is about to start on much-needed and long-awaited braces.  And my boys are all home again :D

I am creating...  a color-saturated batik quilt.  Nearly finished.  Pics soon.

I am going...  hmm, some things will depend on Gunnar, but it looks to be a busy week - Kerry and I have an appointment tomorrow and the boys have CAP, Wednesday is Tate's therapy, Thursday I take Tate to Seattle for another mapping and Kerry takes Wyatt to have his braces put on, the boys have a youthgroup function on Friday, CAP volunteers at the Heritage Flight Museum on Saturday, and we're celebrating Wyatt's birthday on Sunday.  Whew!

I am hoping...  Gunnar improves and I remember everything and everywhere I'm supposed to be!

In the kitchen...  probably some chicken soup, to soothe an upset tummy.

Around the house...  yes, well, the boys have returned with an amazing upswing in clutter.  *sigh*

The Mother Load...  time to move furniture and vacuum under/around/behind everything, my plants need attention, and while I haven't yet finished the quilt I'm working on, my head is spinning with other project possibilities...  it's time to think about fall birthday and Christmas gifts, now, while I have the time.

Noticing that...  messes accumulate so much faster than the time required to deal with them.  Why???

Something I want to remember for later...  how excited the boys (still) are to tell me about all the fun they've had.

A favorite quote for today...  The longer you stay in your comfort zone, the smaller it gets.

One of my favorite things...  finishing things!

A peek into my day/world...  love this pic of my brother and his little lady :D


Q said...

Had to laugh about the shark boy. In some spots I had three sets of teeth, but they weren't in rows. Interesting!

Braces - tis the season!

LOVE the photo and praying for Gunnar.

melanie said...

Hmm, what WAS I going to comment ~ I'm chuckling from reading the Shark Boy post!
Did Wyatt have to have very many teeth pulled? Our Abby has had just short of a bzillion extractions b/c even the teeth that were supposed to FALL out refused to cooperate. It's finally time to begin the braces for her too - maybe. 'Records' and options at next month's appt. Um, yeah, and that's 12 months before she ought to head off to college... :o She's been visiting the orthodontist for 10 ((TEN)) years already.

Oh yes, the quote. Ouch.

And a sweet pic of the new baby doll!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

To answer... he had one tooth pulled a couple years ago (maybe longer?), but it was a baby tooth that was "ankylosed". It had an enormous root that was embedded in the jaw and would never have come out on its own. He had to be anesthetized to get it out. *shudder*

The ortho thinks he can probably make room for all Wyatt's teeth, but warned that there is a possibility down the road they'll need to pull a couple.

Felicity said...

Lovely photo! Poor Wyatt - hope it's not too uncomfortable in the beginning. We're on our third kid with braces :-/
Hope Gunnar is feeling better soon.

dlefler said...

Oh, braces! I remember those days - Dennis and I both had to have braces, so we basically assume the boys will need them. Nolan has a tiny mouth with no gaps - not looking good for the teenage years! I hope they go on easily and he doesn't get too sore - and I hope Gunnar feels better soon, too!

Choate Family said...

Love the quote about our comfort zones. Alas, it's true!

Rebecca D said...

I am glad the boys had fun...

About the messes, it is a mystery that seems to be true on this side of the country too... And the busier I am the bigger the messes!

I love the pic of your brother... It's funny, when Katy was just engaged I was always telling them to wait and enjoy married life before starting a family, but now that she is married I want a grand baby so bad I can feel it in my bones!