Monday, December 10, 2012

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, December 10, 2012

Outside my window...  no, it's not snowy (the picture is wishful thinking!), but the rain has let up for awhile, and there is snow in the hills around the lake.

Hearing...  the furnace blowing, the dryer tumbling, and the boys working quietly on their science.

Pondering...  WHEW!  We've had a whirlwind of a weekend... I feel like I've run a marathon.

Praying...  for a neighbor whose husband just died of cancer.

Thankful...  everything (well, nearly everything) went smoothly over the weekend.

Wearing...  blue jeans.  Blue t-shirt.  Blue sweater.  Wool socks.  Blue slippers.  Amazing, yah.

Creating...  well, finishing my Christmas shopping :D

Going...  to stay home, if I can get away with it!

Reading...  checking my list, checking it twice...

Looking forward to...  a Christmas Tea in a treehouse this Saturday!

In the kitchen...  something easy, Sloppy Joes for dinner - now that I'm home again Monday nights :D

In the learning rooms...  we really let the schedule slide last week (by necessity) and plan to push hard this week, so we can really take a break over Christmas.  I have no idea what Wyatt's doing in his Biology, but he's been reading through Medieval times in his World History, and is reading about assumptions in his Logic study.  Tate and Gunnar are studying Japan this week and next.  Gunnar is learning about rodents and rodent-like animals (and things that don't fit easily into categories, like the platypus and the echidna), converting percents to reduced fractions, and identifying verbs (action and linking).  Tate is comparing uniformitarianism to catastrophism, finding percents, and working with predicate nominatives.  I'm sure there's more this week, but I'm going blank.

Around the house...  getting back to (our) normal after the explosion of baby stuff while we had Naomi for the weekend.  That was fun (!) but it's also fun to send her home :D

The Mother Load...   whew!  Getting through this last weekend lifted a large part of it.  Doing most of my Christmas shopping via Amazon lifted another large chunk.  And this weekend was all GOOD, by the way, just a bit crazy.  I'll show some pics and elaborate as I get the time...

Noticing that...  helpfulness can turn to pushiness, at least in one of my boys.  He means well...

Something to remember for later...  when we went to pick up my niece and walked into the room, she looked right at us, but it was when she saw Gunnar that she broke into a huge grin :D

Something fun to share...  I was too nervous to mention it before hand, but I had two solos in the Messiah this year, and managed to get through them without any major screw-ups.  Hallelujah!

A favorite quote for today...  my motto for busy times;

When you do stuff, stuff gets done.

Well, duh, I know.  But somehow it helps.

One of my favorite things...  clean laundry.

A Bible verse... 

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, 
get thee up into the high mountain;
O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem, 
lift up they voice with strength;
lift it up, be not afraid;
say unto the cities of Judah, 
Behold your God!
Arise, shine;
for they light is come,
and the glory of the Lord
is risen upon thee!

Isaiah 40:9 and 60:1

A few plans for the rest of the week...  CAP Dining Out is tomorrow night (annual banquet, very formal, dress blues), then the youth group coming here for dinner and games on Wednesday, the treehouse tea, and a family gathering on Sunday...

A peek into my world...  dinner with Naomi...

She provided the evening entertainment, with "music" - repetitively kicking the cup with the rattle inside.  As long as she's right in the mix of things, she's happy as a clam :D


Choate Family said...

Now I'm going to be humming, "Oh thou that tellest good tidings to Zion." Congrats on your solos!

Q said...

Oh, Congratulations on the solos! :) Can't wait to see photos from the formal CAP dinner. Fun!

dlefler said...

Oh, such a CUTE baby! Look at her happy smile - a fun weekend with her cousins.

This time of year is SO busy. I have to remember that motto - tomorrow is grocery store shopping day and getting Christmas cards done day!