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For Today...Tuesday, Nov 2, 2010 

Outside my window...a wonderful, cold, rainy day (hasn’t gotten out of the 50’s!  Don’t laugh too hard, Julie!). The rain arrived with thunderstorms in the wee hours of the morning, and it has been cloudy and rainy all day.  Normally this would be a gloomy day, but after waiting so long for rain and cold, the day is beautiful to me.

I am thinking...about just how much my sweet baby boy is growing up.  He is learning so much and branching out socially as well (even jumping at the chance to spontaneously go spend the afternoon with his friend Sawyer yesterday!).

I am thankful for...the fireplace and the provision of wood.

I am wearing...jeans, a brown thermal (aka comfy) shirt, and green fuzzy house slippers because my toes were cold.  Yes, that makes me smile.

I am creating...calendars, still.  And new ideas so that I can do more sewing for Christmas – there’s not much sewing on my list this year, and I miss it.

I am remembering...weeks early in the year when every one of my daybook entries talked about rainy days and how excited I would be to see the sun.  Am I fickle?

I am be home this week.  All week.  More smiling.

I am reading...Still Surprised by Worship by Travis Cottrell.  Not because it’s hard reading, but because so much else has gotten in the way (such as needing to read Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’Dell so as to keep up with the girls in school).

I am printer holds steady through calendar-printing this year.

I am playing happily together.  The tippity-tappity of keyboard keys as Doug works and I blog.  The soft, gentle rain falling outside.  The crackle of the fire.  Music playing softly.  

On my mind…my Memphis MDO friends.

From the learning rooms...Moccasin Trail, Sing Down the Moon, William Wilberforce & the end of slavery in the British empire, inventions, electricity experiments, Psalm 103, readings from John.

Noticing that...the day is almost gone.  Wondering where it went.

From the kitchen...Doug is about to get started on his first stew of the season.  Yum!  Can’t wait!

Around the house...order being restored.

One of my favorite things...children thoroughly enjoying playing together.

A few plans for the rest of the week…not much, which is nice. Then this weekend Dad is coming to see us! Yay!

A picture worth sharing...supper cooking over hot coals in the fireplace Saturday night.  Fun & yummy!



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