For today, October 15, 2012
Outside my window... dark and wet. Fall, our kind of fall, came in with a bang this week. Goodbye glorious, bright blue October days and hello wind and rain.
I am hearing... nothing at the moment, but any minute I'll hear the boys' alarm clock...
I am thinking... 45 minutes later... it was a Baked Oatmeal morning :D Wyatt is off to the school bus (*sigh*) and Tate and Gunnar are reading until we start school. This is going to be a busy week. Full of good things, but busy.
I am praying... Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.
I am thankful... for a restful weekend :D
I am wearing... gray jeans, white t-shirt, navy-blue sweater... faaaaancy ;D
I am creating... still wrapping up a couple of projects for my sister. I'll get pics when I'm done.
I am going... to make something for me next :D
I am reading... with the boys: Whatever Happened to Penny Candy, The Incredible Journey, WaterSky, and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. For me? In between books.
I am hoping... to sail, serenely, through a hectic week.
In the kitchen... maybe I'll start some bread and soup, for a "big" lunch, since we'll be scattered at dinner time.
In the learning rooms... Wyatt is heading into ancient Greece, while Tate, Gunnar and I begin reading about Russia and the Soviet Union. Guess what? We are one sixth of the way through the school year. That feels like we're achieving something, doesn't it?!
Around the house... I love, love, love having fall decorations scattered around. Especially as the weather deteriorates and we are inside more. I love for our home to feel cozy and welcoming - a refuge for the family.
The Mother Load... I still want to do one more fall sewing project, but if I also have a couple of ideas for Christmas things I want to make and time is drawing near... decisions, decisions! We have a round of doctor appointments coming up. Some for me, I may share about later, and check-ups for a couple of the boys. I should be looking for a violin teacher for Gunnar. And the yard is a MESS after all the wind we've had in the last couple of days.
Noticing that... I think I'm part squirrel. The cupboards are overflowing! Need to make a plan to use certain food items :D
Something I want to remember... that even with two teenage boys, this is a good time. Wyatt has to read all this depressing, adolescent-angst stuff for his HS English class, and it is foreign to our lives, and for that I am thankful.
A favorite quote for today... Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal. Winston Churchill
One of my favorite things... finishing projects!!!
A Bible verse... For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.
A few plans for the rest of the week... put on your seatbelts, because it's going to be a wild ride...
Monday - homeschool (duh), Messiah rehearsal for Wyatt and me
Tuesday - homeschool, Civil Air Patrol for Wyatt and Tate
Wednesday - 8:45 doctor appointment for me, homeschool, craft night at the church for me ;D
Thursday - homeschool, family out to dinner - a treat!
Friday - possibly spending the evening at Kerry's brothers - want to be social, but not really interested in carving pumpkins to do what with? because here's how I feel:
Halloween is a religious holiday,
and it's not my religion.
Saturday - boys have Heritage Flight Museum duties, and we're invited to an Octoberfest party. Hmmm... can we do it all??? Probably not. We'll see what has to give.
A peek into my world...
Saying goodbye to the bunnies... more pics later.