Monday, May 13, 2013

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, May 13, 2013

Outside my window...  clouds, heavy with rain.  Everything got a good watering yesterday.  (I told you May was a tease ;D )

Hearing...  a quiet house.  Wyatt is at school this morning, but the boys have the week off of homeschool, so Tate and Gunnar are probably melting their brains in front of a screen somewhere.

Pondering...  priorities for the next few days :D

Praying...  for safety and FUN for the boys and my parents!

Thankful...  for a wonderful Mothers' Day yesterday with my family.

Wearing...  jeans, white t-shirt, slippers - it's cool again.  (The weather, not my attire.  Though jeans and a white t-shirt are classic, right?  Help me out here, I'm fashion-challenged!)

Creating...  more plans than I'll have time to accomplish, undoubtedly.  *sigh*

Going...  to pick up Wyatt (in about an hour) and help the boys pack.

Reading...  just finished Fannie Flag's Standing in the Rainbow - a fun read.

Looking forward to...  all the fun the boys will have!

In the kitchen...  hmmm, must think of something they love for their last night at home.  Probably some kind of chicken.

In the learning rooms...  *crickets*  We're taking the week off of homeschool.  Wyatt still has to go to school today and tomorrow morning, but we'll be picking him up at the HS tomorrow and going straight to the airport.

Around the house...  mostly picked up from Mother's Day, but still some dishes to put away, and helium balloons floating around.  Along with the three mothers present, we celebrated my niece/cousin's 11th birthday - fun!

The Mother Load...  oh boy, I have big plans for the next few days involving my
* Bible Study (Proverbs)
* Sunday school lesson (wrapping up Ephesians)
* Wyatt's paperwork for flight encampment
* sorting things to sell
* simple school prep for the next four weeks
* more in-depth planning for the next YEAR
* and I'm sure there's more...

Noticing that...  you should see the PILE of (mostly homeschool) stuff I'm hoping to sell at the homeschool recycle sale next month.  Yah.

Something to remember for later...  Gunnar and his teeth!  He leaves them until they're sort of dangling (being pushed out by the teeth coming in beneath them) and then works and works and works to get them out.  (I think he's a little bit afraid it will hurt.)  But he got another molar out last night and was quite proud of himself.

Something fun to share...  on our walks, Gunnar and I are enjoying how everything is greening up.  I mean, this is the Evergreen state, and - yes - it's green all year.  But it's a different green.  From November to March or April everything is sort of dark green and brown.  Drab.  But almost overnight - BING! - everything is fresh and green and growing.  You've never seen so much chlorophyll ;D

With little pops of vibrant color - like this salmonberry blossom.

A favorite quote for today...  

Giving money and power to government is like
giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
P. J. O'Rourke

One of my favorite things...  Lindor milk chocolates.

A Bible verse... 
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, 
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.  
Proverbs 31:30

A few plans for the rest of the week...


Choate Family said...

I love checking out your "cool" attire each week. I'm sure I would make you feel much better ;-)

melanie said...

Have a great week, Grasshoppers!

The dB family said...

Enjoy working on the motherload. I'll be over as soon as I can for a Lindt, or two, or three. They are the best chocolate eva!


dlefler said...

That is such a cool pic (of the Disneyland sign with the boys' names on it).

It is stormy here today. We had some hot weather, and I am NOT complaining (lest we see more snow)... but the storms do bring down the humidity and it feels rather nice at the moment!