Monday, March 18, 2013

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, March 18, 2013

Outside my window...  fresh snow in the hills, again... It's such a strange time of year, here.  Could be t-shirt weather one day and snow the next.

Hearing...  a very, very quiet house.  Wyatt is at school, Kerry is gone skiing, and Tate and Gunnar are working away.

Pondering...  I've really been enjoying a small, women's Bible study that comes to a close tomorrow evening.  I don't want it to end!

Praying...  Philippians 1:9-11, And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ - to the glory and praise of God.

I pray this for the boys... and for me!  That they would not just be smart, but be wise.  That they would do more than know good from evil - that they would discern the best.  That they would be pure, blameless, and righteous.  Amen.

Thankful...  that I see God working in their lives :D

Wearing...  can you guess?  Blue jeans, navy t-shirt, favorite blue/green/navy sweater :D

Creating...  plans for next year (so fun!)

Going...  to take another load to Goodwill soon...

Reading...  Foxe's Book of Martyrs.

Learning...  about India!

Looking forward to...  more evenings at home :D  (The upside to Bible study and choir rehearsals coming to an end.)

In the kitchen...  with Kerry gone today, and choir rehearsal tonight our meals are a bit haphazard... fine with me :D

In the learning rooms...  more about India, anatomy, variables with decimals and fractions, Amy Carmichael, adverb and what they modify, root word script/scrib, memorizing Philippians 2, order of operations (PEMDAS), and worms.

Around the house...  last week I felt like it was time for a change, and I still haven't got around to it.
It is time.

The Mother Load...  a few things to package for mailing, a box of paperwork to cull, a bag of "handy-downs" to sort, primroses that need to be planted outside, a checkbook to balance (ugh!), and a new recipe I want to try with the very last of Tate's venison.

Noticing that...  I am much more at peace when my office is tidy.  No surprise there!

Something to remember for later...  Gunnar noticed a little (tiny) burn on my hand from the oven, and his immediate response was to kiss it :D

Something fun to share...  as I've begun planning for the next school year I mentioned to Gunnar that we had some freedom in choosing what he'll do for science.  Though he LOVES Biology (and we've done three Apologia Biology courses in a row), his face lit up as he asked for... Chemistry.  I suspect he has visions of Bill Nye, or Robin Williams in Flubber.  We'll have some fun :D

A favorite quote for today...  He's as happy as a slinky on an escalator.

One of my favorite things...  my warm, dry house on a cold, wet and windy day :D

A Bible verse...  Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God is with you,
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.

A few plans for the rest of the day...  it's just a daily day.  Schoolwork, housework, listening, refereeing, feeding, cleaning, and all that goes into raising three boys.

A peek into my world... 

Some days...

... it's very tempting to just...

... stay in bed.  *sigh*


melanie said...

Thought of you as I put my rose in a *blue* vase the other day :D

Have a great day/week!

dlefler said...

Oo - chemistry! I can't wait to see what experiments he gets to run next year!

Honestly, I want to shoot the groundhog. We are getting 6-12" tonight and more throughout the week. Happy first day of spring? I think not... the low is going to be three degrees on Thursday. THREE. Boo.

Now I'm going to draw pictures of flowers into the snow and pretend they are real. Maybe spring will come in May? I can only hope...

Choate Family said...

Most days, I just want to stay in my cozy bed, too ;-)

The dB family said...

Here, it's fresh snow on the lawn again. I almost crawled back into bed the other day. Combine the snowy view and the poor sleeping these days and I could barely resist.

"at much more peace when the office is tidy." I've noticed that here too. It encompasses the entirety of the house though. A tidying rampage will ensure when the children all arrive home from school today and then, let the cleaning and laundry begin!

Hope you had a good and quieter week!