Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Grasshopper Days


Grasshopper Days


For today, Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Outside my window...  a different view!  Getting used to my new space.


Hearing...  construction workers - a house is going up in the neighborhood.


Pondering...  which of my many projects to tackle first...
Moving rooms and going through everything has reminded me
of an embarrassing number of unfinished projects.
Well.
I know what I'll be doing this summer!


Praying...  for the two older boys to finish the school year strong,
for Kerry to persevere in All The Work,
for Gunnar to think before he speaks (complains),
and for me to WORK HARD!


Thankful...  Gunnar and I have finished our homeschool year,
Wyatt and Tate seem to be doing well and are on track,
Kerry has a TON of work (hallelujah!),
the sun is shining,
and I'm in a big, bright, sunny room :D


Wearing...  shorts, tank top.
Yes, the temp is 64F.
This is the PNW ;D


Creating...  well, trying to create a beautiful space here.
Right now... CLUTTER.


Going...  taking Gunnar to violin lesson, and other items to new homes.
All this Churning Through Everything is great motivation to
LET IT GO.


Reading...  Rules of the Road.
Gunnar just finished it and I was reminded how much I enjoyed it.
Time to re-read a few good books :D


Looking forward to...  less structured time this summer :D


In the kitchen...  HA!
It's pizza day ;D


In the learning rooms...
Well, we went from this



to this...



Around the house...
well, my new space hasn't quite found its happy place yet,
it's a work in progress.
And downstairs, in the living and dining rooms,
I have piles of stuff that will either be sold, given away, or donated.
SOON!


The Mother Load...
nesting first - so much sorting to do!
* pay tithes and bills
* get the $ sorted for Worldview and Fiddle Camp
* figure out what to do with (two!) Tate's "old" hearing aids
* what to do with accessories for Tate's "old" CI processor (Advanced Bionics Harmony)
* organize and scrapbook years of photos
* convert hundreds of slides to digital
* schedule Gunnar's homeschool work for next year
and that's all I can even bear to write down at once!


Noticing that...  being in a new space (disorganized) affects my thought process.
It will all be GOOD, it just takes time to get settled.
But a fresh start, a fresh view...
is a good thing.


One of my favorite things...
a cup of mint tea.


A quote / devotional thought...
For Christians the beginning of the day
should not be burdened and oppressed
with besetting concerns for the day's work.
At the threshold of the new day
stands the Lord who made it.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer


A peek into my world...
on a walk with Gunnar we noticed these...



4 comments:

thatdeafgirl said...

I STILL love your house. It is amazing. Here in England the houses are not that big, unless you're a millionaire! I live in a very small semi-detached.

Monica said...

So glad to hear that Kerry has plenty of work! :) I know what you mean about organizing spaces. It does take a little bit of time to get through it all and get settled in. So nice when it finally all comes together.
Yeah, your Mother Load is a bit over whelming to me! LOL!
Enjoy your beautiful weather and the remainder of your week.

Mrs. Doug said...

Opened up a whole new type of plant. I've never seen these, but found out they are nigella. I'm going to try planting some next year. Beautiful!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Thanks for the compliments on the house - it was my grandparents and was built in 1902. It IS a big house, but not so fancy. There's such a variation across the country and even within different towns/cities. Not all our houses are big :D

Monica, I'm glad Kerry has lots of work too! We're always relying on God to provide and so thankful He does! And thankful to Kerry for working so hard.

Mrs. Doug, iIsn't that blue flower interesting? It's something planted (not native). I love true-blue flowers - not common!