Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, Wednesday, April 27

Outside my window...  

Dogwood in bloom :D

Hearing...  a little breeze rustling the evergreens (not enough leaves in the dogwoods to catch the breeze yet!)

Pondering...  how we take feeling well for granted, until we don't.  I'll spare you the details of last night.  I think I ate something that didn't agree with me.  Ugh.

Praying...  seems like in spring we all want to slack off, and there's so much work to do!  Kerry has jobs coming out his ears (and we're THANKFUL for that, but he's got to keep all the clients happy!), the boys are all busy with school, and I have a full-time job keeping everyone moving the right direction ;D  Praying for diligence for all of us.

And for my dad's knee :o(

And for my friend, Jane, whose mom is failing.

Thankful...  for all that work I mentioned above :D  Gunnar is excited he got a new (regular) babysitting job watching a one-year-old a few hours a week.  Tate is doing great in his college class and maintaining his regular responsibilities.  Wyatt met with his advisor and he is still on track for graduating in December.  If anything goes sideways, it will just mean delay, but we're hopeful he can stay on top of things!

Wearing...  my extra-comfy I-wasn't-feeling-well clothes (i.e. old ratty sweats).  May have to take it up a notch before I take Tate to class ;D

Creating...  new covers for some cheap journals I found at Walmart.

Going...  over to the tech college with Tate this afternoon.

Reading...  Proverbs.

Looking forward to...  summer break - six more weeks!

In the kitchen...  hmmm, we're all going to be home tonight :D  Still not excited to think much about food after last night's "adventures"... 

In the learning rooms...  Gunnar is working through that deer-in-the-headlight reaction he seems to always get when he has to write something... something he has to think about.  Arrrrgh.  We'll get through this.

Around the house...  good thing I left the blue "decor" and blue lights up after the last baby shower!  We could call it lazy, but I prefer "fortuitous" since I'll be hosting another baby-boy shower next week!

The Mother Load...  ugh.  Can't even go there right now.  Just get through today.  I'll feel better tomorrow.  And look!  A pretty picture to distract me!  We almost killed this double lilac when we upgraded the driveway, but it's coming back :D

A favorite quote and devotional thought for the day...

O God, the protector of all who trust in You,
without whom nothing is strong,
nothing is holy:
Increase and multiply upon us Your mercy,
that, with You as our ruler and guide,
we may so pass through things temporal,
that we lose not the things eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
Who lives and reigns
with You and the Holy Spirit,
One God,
for ever and ever.

One of my favorite things...  bright colors!

A few plans for the rest of the week...  take Tate to his class, keep pressing on through the last weeks of the school year, finish this journal project (close, but more to do), clean our bathroom (yuck!), and - I hope - sit in the sun :D

A peek into my world...


Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!...and you don't have to 'post' this :)

Deanna said...

Love that Gunnar has babysitting jobs! We need more young men babysitters. What great daddy training he is getting.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Deanna, that's exactly what I tell him - he's going to be a great daddy, someday :D

Monica said...

SO glad to be back at your home! Sorry you were sick last night. It seems like when we have nights like that it takes a little longer to recover... :(
Loving our spring weather here too. Hope the boys all have a strong finish to the school hear and PRAISE GOD for all the work for Kerry! :) God is so good!
I'd go with something easy for dinner tonight... :) Pizza? Nachos??? ;)
Praying for you!

Choate Family said...

Yay! I could see the pictures of all your beautiful flowers :-)