Monday, June 10, 2013

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, Monday, June 10, 2013  

Outside my window...  sunny but not blazingly warm.  Still, my laundry is flapping in the breeze and drying nicely, so all is well ;D

Hearing...  Wyatt moving cars off the driveway, presumably to sweep.  He's getting better with the clutch, but backing is still tricky.

Pondering...  I keep track of what we've done in homeschool.  For the younger boys it's no big deal, but for Wyatt, it's time I start writing an official transcript.  Fun times...

Praying...  that work keeps coming in for Kerry, for the two (two down and two to go!) pregnant moms at church, and for a fun summer for all of us.

Thankful...  just paid the bills this morning and there's money left for groceries (but not much else, darn the cost of those new tires!), but - speaking of money - I made just enough money selling old homeschool stuff to pay for Wyatt's flight medical (he has to have a special medical exam to get his student pilot's license).  Gee, what a coincidence.  Also thankful we're wrapping up school, we have our lawn-mower back from the shop, and the boys helped clean out the dryer vent - a long overdue item from The Mother Load.

Yep.  It's just a thrill a minute, here at the Grasshopper House.

Creating...  I've just about got everything tidied to the point that I can start the next quilt!

Going...  to work on the transcript...

Reading...  nearly finished with The Hobbit, and then will be truly done with school :D

Looking forward to...  Saturday.  June birthdays and Father's Day.  If you don't know my family, lemme 'splain something (no, there's no time, lemme sum up... you know what I'm talking about?) :
we have a lot of June birthdays.  
Add in miscellaneous graduations, weddings, and - of course - Father's Day, and it's pretty much Christmas in June.  My cousin likes to host this event.  She lives two hours away, so we're usually either skipping church or rushing out the door from one thing to the next.  But this year we're doing it on Saturday, which just feels so much better :D

In the kitchen...  sloppy joes, for dinner.

In the learning rooms...  hmmm, time to do a turnover :D

Around the house...  really, we're focusing more and more on outside instead of inside, and that feels good.  A neighbor gave me some strawberry plants - the first thing that went into my I-hope-it's-really-deer-proof garden.  It's a start!

The Mother Load...  oh mercy, it's piling up again. But - good news! - the minions are free from schoolwork and are mine to command (insert evil-genius laugh).  So the first job is the list.  I've already begun...

Something fun to share...  Wyatt is such a mimic!  He does this crazy little song about toast.  Cracks me up.

A favorite quote for today...
There's always an easy solution to every human problem - 
neat, plausible, and wrong.    H. L. Mencken

One of my favorite things...  a little nap break in the sun chair while the boys do the lunch dishes :D

A few plans for the rest of the week...  get Wyatt's flight medical (tomorrow) and get him to the park to practice for his part in a triathlon (relay), dinner at friends' house, make sure the boys stay on track with their lawn-mowing, party Saturday (!), and Father's Day on Sunday.  Ahhhh :D

A peek into my world...

Then (2007, I think?)... 

... and now.


Ann said...

Happy Monday to you, too! :-)

bioniclissa said...

Lot of June birthdays here too, there's 3, my uncles on the 12th, my grandma's on the 21st and my mum was born the next day at 22 :), we were due in June but that didn't work out either. And April tends to be our busiest month for birthdays too! We have lot of sun here at the moment too :O not common for england! Enjoy your summer!

Q said...

Fabulous about the physical money!

As for the photos . . . denial!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

I know, I know... it's so bittersweet! I mean, of course we want the to grow up and spread their wings, but I kind of want my babies, too, y'know?

Choate Family said...

Love those financial "coincidences"! Hope you have big plans for your birthday :-) Moms need to be celebrated, too!

dlefler said...

Kids change so quickly - sometimes I wish there was a "pause" button on time so we could just enjoy certain stages for a longer period of time. We are fortunate in this house - no June birthdays. April, however, is another matter entirely (for extended family)!