Thursday, December 19, 2013

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, Thursday, December 19, 2013.

Outside my window...  cold again!  Well below freezing with snow in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow!  (Cue the boys, giddy with excitement!)

Hearing...  the furnace blowing, thank the Lord ;D

Pondering...  not so much posting lately, as we've been busy... busy with good things :D  Like Wyatt being inducted into the National Honor Society.  I'd say he's made a successful transition back to being a (PT) public school student. ;D

Praying...  fervently about a job Kerry has applied for (!), for my friend Joanna - recovering from malaria and cellulitis.  I'm tellin' ya, missionaries are tough :D, and for a joyful family Christmas... LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY!

Thankful...  I'm not frantically running around shopping, there are still a few cookies that boys haven't eaten (and time to make more), and for these...

... just look at them!  All duded up for the CAP Social / Awards Ceremony.  More about that later.  I'm SO proud of all of them ;D

Wearing...  blue jeans, warm socks, a white t-shirt, a long-sleeve shirt, a blue and green sweater, and warm shoes (in the house! oh no!)  Have to run out again soon...

Creating...  surprises ;D

Going...  back out, to pick up my dad (needs a ride while his truck is being worked on).  We've had to divide and conquer the errands today - Tate had a quick doctor's appointment early this morning, we ran a couple of errands, Kerry picked up Wyatt from school, and then I'll go out after my dad.

And I'll be wrapping gifts and addressing cards and listening to Christmas music.  And having cocoa :D

Looking forward to...  well, Christmas of course!

In the kitchen...  leftover stew and leftover chili... good individually, better mixed together.

In the learning rooms...  wrapping up the last loose ends and taking a nice break :D

Around the house...  well, come on in, and I'll show you... in another post.  Soon.

The Mother Load...  I'd told the kids "no stockings" this year, and then sold something and have a little chunk of money I'd like to spend on them... if I have time to get out WITHOUT them!  I'd like to make a few more cookies.  And if anyone is available, maybe have a neighborhood open house / social.  And finish the Christmas cards, and take cookies to some of our older neighbors, and get the boys to the Salvation Army on Saturday (CAP helps distribute Christmas gifts), and - just maybe - tidy up my office?  Nah...

Noticing that...  these boys I have are such fine young men.  *sigh*  Just little things, like Tate jumping ahead of me to hold the door at the doctor's office.

Something to remember for later...  over-baked ham, anyone?

Something fun to share...  they may be smart, but you can still fool them.  Like pretending to shop for another, when they one you're buying for is right with you, looking longingly at what you're buying ;D

A Bible verse...  still singing the Messiah in my head... Isaiah 40:5

And the glory of the Lord
shall be revealed,
and all flesh
shall see it together,
for the mouth of the Lord
has spoken.

A few plans for the rest of the week...  one more very short day of school for Wyatt, possibly friends over on Saturday, the kids' program at church on Sunday evening (ALL the kids, right up through high school, are participating), and then... CHRISTMAS :D

A peek into my world... one more!


melanie said...

Merry Christmas to all you Grasshoppers! :D

Joyful Reader said...

You have so much to be proud of! They are very fine young men! Hope you all have a Merry Christmas! Still praying!