Monday, April 7, 2014

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, Monday, April 7, 2014

Outside my window...  wet ground (rain in the night), but the forecast of a warm day - maybe mid 60's!  That's 17 or 18 for you metric folks, and warmer than it's been since last September.

Hearing...  a VERY quiet house.  Kerry is working in the garage, Wyatt is gone to school, and Tate and Gunnar are reading.  I'm about to throw in a load of laundry and call them to start (home) school.

Pondering...  one month until Tate's surgery!


Praying...  all will go well with Tate's surgery,
for a friend from church being treated for leukemia,
for friends in the Solomon Islands, with devastating flooding,
for a job for Kerry.

Thankful...  for a VERY productive spring break (!),
for family,
for our church family,
for a refreshing time at church yesterday morning,
for another chapel baby coming this summer,
for lots of (paying) jobs for the boys over break.

Wearing...  black sweats, red and white striped t-shirt,
and - for now - a blue sweater.

Creating...  order from chaos, usually.

Going...   maybe nowhere?
Nowhere would be really nice :D

Reading...  finished Just Do Something by Kevin de Young
(highly recommend it - a breath of fresh air in the
what-is-God's-will-for-me Christian angst),
and reading Age of Opportunity by Paul David Tripp -
very encouraging words for those raising adolescents.

Looking forward to...  a Naomi visit later this month :D

In the kitchen...

Just kidding.
The boys only wish!

Actually, there's chili in the crockpot for tonight.

In the learning rooms...  getting back into the groove.
Less than ten more weeks!
Okay, maybe more if we delay due to a visiting toddler
and a CI surgery,
but we're coming down the home-stretch
and it feels GREAT!

Around the house...  sparkly clean!
(For the moment, anyway.)

Something to remember for later...  the boys had youthgroup Saturday night,
they had a games and movie night,
and they chose to watch...

One of my favorite things...  the smell of freshly cut grass :D

A Bible verse...  

His divine power had given us
everything we need for a godly life
through our knowledge of Him who called us
by His own glory and goodness.
Through these He has given us
His very great and precious promise...
1 Peter 2:3-...

A few plans for the rest of the week...
homeschool - getting back in the groove,
CAP every Tuesday,
Thursday morning meeting at the school to write a 504 Plan for Tate,
work party at the church on Saturday,
and... ???

A peek into my day...
or at least what strikes us as funny in the grasshopper house :D


Rebecca D said...

I am totally in awe of all you did last week! Enjoy a week of back to normal!!

Joyful Reader said...

What a week! Will be praying for Tate's surgery and work for Kerry!
Enjoyed visiting you!
Hope you have a super week!

melanie said...

I'm thinking this month is gonna fly, don't you??

Father Goose looks like a fun flick!

Choate Family said...

"Age of Opportunity" sounds fascinating! I would love a review, I'm always looking for a good book to read, and this one sound totally appropriate to where I am right now :-) Thanks for your prayers, friend!