Outside my window... after last evening's thunder and lightning (love it!), rain has been dripping, dripping, dripping all through the night. I love falling asleep to the sound of rain.
Hearing... more rain (I'm sure I'll get tired of it, soon enough), Tate in the shower, and tppety-tappety-tappety... that would be me.
Pondering... cooler weather sure makes it easier to focus on school work and other inside work... like sewing :D
Praying... work for Kerry (do I sound like a broken record? He could really, really use some work.) Praying for the kids and their school work - that it would be more than a bunch of facts. That they would see the big picture. We study this wonderful world, and how it works, because God made it, and it gives Him glory. We see Him.
Thankful... to meet a bloggy friend in person yesterday. Renee is the real deal - genuine in person and as she writes on her blog :D
Wearing... gray jeans, white T, navy blue sweater... sure feels like fall is here.
Creating... ahhhh, a clean work-space, ready to launch some fall sewing... after I finish the quilt top ;D Starting projects is so much fun; plugging away at finishing them... not so much. Am I the only one???
Going... to be efficient today... I hope.
Reading... Hittite Warrior with Gunnar, and When You Rise Up for myself.
Looking forward to... having a "normal" evening at home with the whole family here.
In the kitchen... leftovers from yesterday's roast with veggies, but probably taco salad for tonight's dinner. And (yum!) dessert leftovers - an oreo pie.
In the learning rooms... yep, we're back in the groove. Wyatt is studying American government and chemistry at home, plus his school homework. Tate and I work through his math (Jacob's Algebra) together, but he does most of his work independently. The funny thing is that for all he used to complain about the way I would order the day, now that he can do it any way he wants... he mostly follows the order I always used (hard things first). Gunnar and I work together on his math and I look through his language work to make sure he understands what he needs to do (root words, Wordly Wise, A Beka Grammar). We like working through science together (chemistry with LOTS of experiments... he'll love the ones I have lined up for this week because we're mixing chemicals in test tubes... awesome). We do some of his history reading together, and some he does on his own.
The Mother Load... must finish paying bills, finish the quilt top, inventory the big freezer (doesn't this sound familiar??? because I don't do much inside when we can be outside), and the kitchen floor... ohhhhhh, the kitchen floor. It needs a thorough hands-and-knees scrubbing and fresh wax. Which means no one can walk on it for a couple of hours, and that's the tricky part... the timing.
Noticing that... since the beginning of summer Gunnar has gained some height, but not weight... yay Gunnar :D
Something fun to share... Gunnar just got a (little) job! A friend of mine's oldest just started kindergarten and she wants to help in his class once a week for about an hour. She'll be dropping off the younger boy at our house to play with Gunnar on Tuesdays. He's looking forward to it :D
A favorite quote for today... Boys take a lot of faith. Douglas Wilson. Amen.
One of my favorite things... friends :D
A few plans for the rest of the week... I'm always reluctant to express my joy at seeing an empty-ish calendar, as if that tempts fate to (over)fill it, but... this week is looking good :D
A peek into my world...