Monday, November 18, 2013

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, Monday, November 18, 2013

Outside my window...  still dark, wet, and cold.  We can see snow up in the hills above us.  Brrr!

Hearing...  the dryer tumbling, Tate finishing in the shower, and Wyatt heading out the door to catch the bus.

Pondering...  how we all second-guess ourselves as homeschoolers.  Our neighbors were over yesterday and the mom and I were talking about how we each homeschool.  She has a much more rigorous curriculum, but they're basically schooling from breakfast to dinner, five days a week.  So glad we have the freedom to do things as we think best for our own families :D

Praying...  for wisdom in making decisions.  Work for Kerry.

Thankful...  for the way Gunnar chatters all the way through our morning walk :D

Wearing...  Ugh.  About to get out of my damp (it's raining) walking clothes (ie old stuff) and jump in the shower.

Creating...  Hmmm.  Looking for inspiration to do Christmas on a low no budget.

Going...  to make a plan to eat up what's in the fridge - need to make room for Thanksgiving!  We're hosting this year and there's a lot I like to make ahead.

Reading...  Beyond the Desert Gate, and about to start Flame Over Tara and The Bronze Bow.  We're studying ancient Rome, so not sure how Flame Over Tara fits in, but whatever - we like to read!

Learning... that Monday is a BUSY DAY.  Good grief.  I started this in the dark (morning) and I'm going to finish in the dark of evening.  Where did it go???

Looking forward to...  ???  A day without stress???

In the kitchen...  made a big lunch of clean-out-the-fridge soup.  Okay, it's not cleaned out, but we're on our way (and everyone liked the soup ;D )

In the learning rooms...  the usual hubbub.  Tate finishes by lunch time.  Gunnar and I were reading all afternoon (couldn't put down Beyond the Desert Gate!), and Wyatt has had to defer a bit of today's work until tomorrow (grrr).

Around the house...  pumpkin spice candles making the house smell cozy, my new fall pillows, and blankets for snuggling.  (Have I mentioned that it's cold?  And wet?)

The Mother Load...  is all about getting ready for the holidays.  Tate and Gunnar have no schoolwork scheduled for next week, so they're my Thanksgiving minions.  Bwa-ha-ha-ha-haaaa.

Noticing that...  ack!  about fifteen minutes until we need to leave for rehearsal!

Something to remember for later...  I-love-Tate-I-love-Tate-I-love-Tate-even-when-he-is-driving-me-out-of-my-ever-lovin'-mind...

Yes, I will remind myself of his good qualities, like his wacky sense of humor.

Remember this snow man?

Do you know who it is?

Yes, it's Winston Churchill.
The cigar is a nice touch, but the eyebrows are awesome.

Moving on...

One of my favorite things...  having my newly-finished quilt on the bed :D

A Bible verse...  Isaiah 33:6
He will be the sure foundation for your times,
a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.

Not really feeling it, right now, but trying to believe it.

A few plans for the rest of the week...  schoolwork, rehearsal, CAP, hunting "late season", possible O-flights, build ark...  just kidding about the ark.  But have I mentioned that it's raining?  And cold?  Maybe once or a hundred times?

A peek into my world...
My day has been this dark, but with all rain instead of snow.


Crystal said...

Man, what a day of rain. I was traipsing through bellingham on a history field trip with cubs. Wet!

Choate Family said...

That's one of my very favorite Bible verses!

melanie said...


I enjoy your honesty ;D

Wishing you couch-coziness with turtle neck or scarf, hot tea, and a bright quilt!

Joyful Reader said...

seems like it has been raining for weeks there! I too enjoy and appreciate your honesty! So refreshing in a "hide behind your computer society".
I love visiting you! It is always so fun to see all your pictures an captions.
Praying for a blessed week!

Cathy M. said...

What a great day for soup, books and snuggly clothes. Also, I'm so proud of you for getting your walk in anyway. You are clearly my superior.