Outside my window... still dark and quiet, clear and cold again. Tate has already left for the bus.
Hearing... Yo Yo Ma and Friends, Songs of Joy and Peace. How many ways can they play Dona Nobis Pacem? (I like them all.)
Pondering... did a little sewing project yesterday, and maybe you'll understand this and maybe you won't. Had to make a little (one inch wide) tube, several inches long, and invert it. And there has got to be a better way! Because that was twenty minutes of feeling like I was trying to turn a belly button inside out. Good grief.
Praying... next week is Christmas! I think I'm ready... need to double-check my lists ;/D And so much fun between now and then :D
Thankful... Kerry continues to have work (woo-hoo!), Wyatt is working like a one-armed paper hanger, and I've done most of my shopping online - for the win ;D
Wearing... my Grubs - Gunnar and I will go walking as soon as the sun comes up.
Creating... fun, cute project I can't show yet.
Going... gotta crank out the schoolwork with Gunnar. We both want to finish the week early and Tuesday is our
Looking forward to... taking a couple weeks off school - not that it's miserable, but you know... everybody likes a break :D
In the kitchen... hmm, my freezers are stuffed full, but what to have for dinner? Probably something with venison - Tate's deer came back from the butcher and I bet we have over 40 pounds of meat :D
In the learning rooms... Gunnar is writing a research paper on Giant Otters, we're coming down the homestretch on his Pre-Algebra, and I need to help Tate review for a Biology exam. Also - not really school, but... Tate wants me to help him study for his written test to get his Learner's Permit - driving!!!
Around the house... beautiful Nativities, candles, lights, and the Christmas tree :D
The Mother Load... still some wrapping to do but there are a couple more things still coming. What little Christmas baking I've done has been eaten and the boys are BEGGING for Christmas cookies and dipped pretzels. Also, must make several pounds of meatballs for our Christmas party and Wyatt's (work) potluck. And the house needs some cleaning-love.
Noticing that... I almost had my office tidy, and then... I needed to wrap something, and sew something, and... well, you know.
Something to remember for later... Naomi loves all her boys (especially Gunnar ;D ) but when she wants a story read? She goes to...
Tate. Grandma gave her one Christmas gift early - her own copy of Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Something fun to share... had a really fun time Friday night in Seattle seeing The Nutcracker.
A favorite quote for today... I've said it before, and I'll say it again... (NO, that's not the quote!)...
When I do stuff,
Stuff gets done.
Ready, set, go.
One of my favorite things... having a good time with my family :D
A few plans for the rest of the week... get as much done today as possible, because...
* Monday - homeschool, help set up for tomorrow's event
* Tuesday - homeschool, violin lesson (Gunnar), babysit (Gunnar), CAP annual "Dining Out" - which is a banquet and awards ceremony.
* Wednesday and Thursday - homeschool, get stuff done (!)
* Friday - dinner at friends'
* Saturday - neighborhood party here
* Sunday - church, kids' Christmas program
A peek into my world...
Wyatt, Kerry, Tate, me, Aunty Tami, and Gunnar at The Nutcracker
We may be in the second balcony, but we're front row! So much fun :D