Monday, January 12, 2015

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, Monday, January 12, 2015

Outside my window...  mist and fog.  Gunnar and I will be going for a walk soon, and I'm thankful it's not raining, but... part of the recovery from my eye surgery (which is going great :D) is that I'm not to wear my contacts for another couple of weeks.  It's a minor thing, in the big scheme, but I sure miss them when we go out walking!  Those of you with glasses understand... I get all steamed up.

Hearing...  the washer gurgling, Kerry looking for his phone, and the tappety-tappety of the keyboard.  Wyatt and Tate are gone to school and Gunnar is doing his math.  Pretty quiet :D

Pondering...  Life After Homeschooling.  Still in the distance.

Praying...  work for Kerry, for the boys to be cheerful and diligent workers, and for friends about to head off to SE Asia.

Thankful...  for my very full freezer!

Wearing...  my Grubs, (about to go for a walk with Gunnar - as soon as he finishes his math).

Creating...  working on another baby quilt :D

Going...  to work diligently myself today.  Laundry load #3 needs to go in the dryer, dinner needs planning (chicken), and quilting is calling.

Reading...  thinking of reading through The Hobbit again, and maybe the whole LOTR trilogy.  Maybe.  We just had a Hobbit marathon this weekend.  My brother came up and we watched the first two movies on Saturday, then went to the third yesterday.  We all enjoyed it, in spite of all the added bits, but we wanted to see more follow-up... see the restoration of the cities of the dwarves and men.  But good heavens, the movies were quite long enough!  (Still cracking up, though, about Dain riding the Battle Pig).

Looking forward to...  nothing really on the horizon.  Each day is fine.

In the kitchen...  thinking about that.  Something with chicken, most likely :D

In the learning rooms...  Gunnar has just finished Saxon's pre-Algebra and is starting Lial's Basic College Mathematics.  That sounds more advanced than it is.  Really, it covers about the same ground as Pre-Algebra.  I did the same with his brothers, the goals being
* to make sure he's quite solid on the material
* to expose him to a different style of presenting the material
* and to move him to working more independently.

Still, it's a LOT of review, so he's starting with the Chapter 1 test (Whole numbers).  If he does well enough on the test, we skip the chapter.  And so on.

Around the house...  lots of music!  Gunnar is making progress on his violin (slowly but surely).  Tate has had his first piano lesson and is VERY diligent about practicing.  And Wyatt will play his guitar just to chill out.  *Happy*

The Mother Load...  not too bad right now, but tax season will be upon us soon.  And there's always the usual round of cleaning needing to be done.

Noticing that...  Gunnar = moody.  Hormones, anyone?

Something to remember for later...  Tate learning to drive... improving.  He's not a white-knuckle learner.  Quite cautious, really.  (Ie cautious ~ pokey.)  And Wyatt is not being overly gracious about being his passenger.

A favorite quote for today...  "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

One of my favorite things...  FINISHING.  Finishing a quilt, a job, a project... that completion that frees you to start something new.

A Bible verse...  Luke 16:10
One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

A few plans for the rest of the week...  CAP, violin lesson with Gunnar, piano lesson with Tate, homeschool-homeschool-homeschool, BIL/SIL to dinner on Wednesday, and looking forward to the Seahawk game on Sunday.  (So there IS something I'm looking forward to!)

A peek into my day...  hoping for snow :D


RogersUIO said...

We're looking forward to that Seahawks game too! :) Hope your eye recovery is going great.

Joyful said...

Totally get the glasses! Sounds like homeschooling is going well! That's awesome! Another busy week ahead. But maybe you'll get to relax and enjoy the game. We love LOTR here. We've watched them over and over! Hope you have a great week! Hugs and blessings to you!

melanie said...

Not to sound too cocky, just hopeful... Maybe my Sunday dinner menu should be Seahawk Stew? {brats & kraut} :D All in good fun of course.

Rebecca D said...

It sounds like a wonderfully, blissfully ordinary day... The best kind!

Choate Family said...

Julie, my exercise buddy and I walked two miles in the absolutely pouring rain yesterday morning, and I had to take my glasses so I could avoid the potholes and giant snails crossing the road. Then, when I put my glasses back on my face as we finished and came back to the house, my glasses fogged up so badly I had to take them off again :-) We must be bonded across the Pacific Ocean!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Ha! Joanna! You have the giant snails, and we have the slugs ;D

And yes, Rebecca, I LOVE these ordinary days - homeschooling, sewing, reading, (cleaning, laundry...)

Go Seahawks :D