Monday, June 24, 2013

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, June 24, 2013  

Outside my window...  "a tyranny of chlorophyll".  Green, green, and more green, under a cloudy sky.

Hearing...  the dryer tumbling and a plane flying over.

Pondering...  I think I need to make a calendar for the next few weeks  that has a page for every day so I don't forget what I'm doing.  Crazy.

Praying...  for a bit more work for Kerry, for several in my family and church family who are not feeling well, and for...

Thankful...  baby "J" arrived safely yesterday (thanks for your prayers!)  Mom and baby were both doing well last I heard, and we're praying that the baby continues to breathe well :D

Also thankful for a fun day yesterday - Naomi's first birthday party!

Further thankful for cough syrup with codeine and the first good night's sleep I've had in about a week.

Thankful for the rain last night after a sticky, oppressive afternoon.  I know we're heat-wimps and you can laugh all you want about the fact that the temp was barely 70 and we had the air-con going in the van.  But all afternoon at the b'day party we had a room full of people, hot and muggy weather (humidity was 88%, I checked) and no breeze to stir the air.  But I fell asleep to a monsoon.  (Me?  Exaggerate?)  Won't need to water anything for awhile :D

Wearing...  capri jeans and a blue t-shirt.  Whoopee.

Creating...  having fun working on the latest quilt.  It will look similar to the photo in the post below, but bigger.

Going...  to get stuff done.  It's amazing what a good night's sleep (and better breathing through modern medicine) will do to your energy level.  Hallelujah.

Reading...  a (fluff) novel that revolves around... quilting.

Looking forward to...  spending quite a bit of time with Naomi in the next few weeks :D

In the kitchen...  Gunnar is having some friends over to watch a movie tonight.  (In our house, I only do kid-parties for your birthday until you turn 10.  After that you can have a couple of friends over to do something special.)  Frozen pizza is on the menu :D

In the learning rooms...  trying to finalize some prep for next year as we'll be temporarily transforming  the school room into a guest room for Naomi.

Around the house...  looking at things with fresh baby-proofing eyes... time to move the furniture and relocate a few breakables.

The Mother Load...  oh heavens.  Cleaning, reading, sewing... and I need to go over packing lists with Tate and Wyatt, for their CAP adventures this summer.

Noticing...  how quickly order slides into chaos.  *sigh*

Something to remember for later...  the best one-year birthday present in the world is a Bumble Ball.

I got one for Gunnar when he turned one and it was such a hit that it's been my go-to gift ever since.  The crazy catch is... they're hard to find in toy stores, but pet stores sell them for dogs.  Not sure I should tell my SIL???  Naomi loved it :D

A favorite quote for today...  my old standby,

When I do stuff,
stuff gets done.

I know, I know, it's the deep thinking that gets us through the day...

One of my favorite things... my family :D

A few plans for the rest of the week... 
* Monday - I have a rehearsal tonight.  Can't really sing (cough,cough) but I can go listen and start learning my part.
Tuesday - Tate has another set of follow-up appointments at Children's and Kerry is going to take him.  Hallelujah.  I don't mind doing it, but I do pretty much all of them.  His work is a bit slow this week so I asked if he'd pinch hit.  They can have one last visit to the Pacific Science Center before our membership expires too.  And I'll try to finish the quilt top.  WIn-win!
* Wednesday - my friend who just delivered her baby yesterday was going to put on a shower Wednesday evening for the other two recent chapel babies.  I've become the PIC (person in charge), with lots of back-up from other chapel ladies.
* Thursday and Friday - Wyatt works Thursday afternoon, but otherwise, I'm prepping the house for having Naomi visit :D

A peek into my world...  my amazingly talented dad took this photo of a foxglove.


Anonymous said...

That photograph is beautiful!! And is that a picture of your house at the top? I love the paint color!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Thanks -I'll pass on the compliment to my dad :D And yep, that's our house. Blue is my "happy color"1

Mrs. Homesteader said...

I love your daybook! what a fresh approach! You do sound busy. I especially enjoyed your profile. Glad I got to stop by and smile for a while!