Monday, March 25, 2013

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, March 25, 2013

Outside my window...  hmmm.  Not exactly like the picture, but it is light.  Light enough that Wyatt rode his bike to school, hallelujah.

Hearing...  quiet, so very, very quiet.  Tate has already started on his work and Gunnar is reading.

Pondering...  I really need to go to Costco and I dread it.  I have lovely, wonderful Canadian friends.  Fabulous people.  They are not the ones who come down here, en masse, to do their shopping.  UGH.

Praying...  to keep our focus in this busy Holy Week.

Thankful...  my parents, married 48 years!

Wearing...  jeans.  T-shirt.  Sweater.  Yah.

Creating...  breathing space?

Going...  shopping.  Probably.  But not to rehearsal tonight :D

Reading...  a biography of Amy Carmichael, Around the World in Eighty Days, and Shadow Spinner.

Looking forward to...  a break from school, next week :D

In the kitchen...  a whole lot of leftovers - happy :D  And I'm thawing a turkey to cook later this week.

In the learning rooms...  one more week of India, Wyatt launching into botany (no more dissections), Tate coming down the homestretch with his math book, Gunnar spending another week with arachnids (not just spiders, but scorpions, harvestmen, and acarinas - mites and ticks, ewww.)

Around the house...  a lot of cleaning to do!

The Mother Load...  see above.  Making big plans for spring break ;D

Noticing that...  Tate is just on the boil right now.  The hormones are rising.

Something fun to remember for later...  Gunnar claims to have FIVE loose teeth.  Well, at least FOUR.  I didn't know he had that many baby teeth left.

Something fun to share...  I heard good news at church yesterday... one more mom is expecting!

One of my favorite things...  a bright, light, sunny day.

A Bible verse...  Matthew 21:9
The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!

A few plans for the rest of the day...  school.  Shop.  Clean.

A peek into my world...  we live in a lake basin.  I'm sure in the Big Picture the weather patterns are different, but right here, the way they swirl around the valley... For most of the year, we get our weather from 'down the lake'.  This is what I saw, early in the morning last week.  Sure, the sky is blue...

... but do you think it's going to stay that way for long?

The clouds are thick.  That's what I mean about the darkness getting to me sometimes.  *sigh*


Felicity said...

Interesting photos!

I really enjoyed Shadow Spinner!! It'll probably go down as one of my favourite books from that core.

Hope shopping was ok... :/

dlefler said...

It is snowing here, for the millionth day in a row. The darkness can definitely get to a person! Thankfully spring is just around the corner (real spring, not the day on the calendar).

I am SO glad no one in our house is studying arachnids. Blech! I don't have many phobias, but spiders totally freak me out.

melanie said...

On the spider note, my oldest dd at home has decided every spider in their shower is named Hamberton -- Hamberton and Company.
And the fruit flies (gnats?) are called Eap -- short for Edgar Allen Poe.


Choate Family said...

What's blooming in your picture? Hard to tell, but it looks lovely :-)

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Hi Joanna - that picture is from a couple years ago, and it's a pink dogwood. Definitely not in bloom yet, but so pretty when it is! It's a very coral pink :d