Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Not Quite Ordinary Observations

For Today...Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Outside my window...lots of rain and gloom.  Nice day for sweet snuggles.

I am thinking...about my new “daybook” title.  Okay?  Too long?  My new Etsy shop is called “Not Quite Ordinary,” and I liked that phrase for this weekly post, too.  Now I just need to come up with a suitable picture idea.

I am thankful for...Doug being able to go to the Evangelism Conference this week and kids who are very capable of taking care of themselves and a sick mommy (fortunately only a mild stomach bug).

I am wearing...black knit pants and a red knit top, green fuzzy house shoes.

I am creating...well…I was going to make ties for the shop yesterday and today, but I got sick instead.  So, that is still to come.

I am remembering...being sick when the kids were much younger children and needed to be cared for.  Today is much easier than those days were.

I am going...to do a whole bunch of nothing for the rest of the day.

I am reading...a couple of book review books.

I am hoping...to be back in the swing of things by tomorrow.

I am hearing...the pattering of rain – we’ve gotten a lot this morning, by the looks of the backyard; Olivia humming; Angela turning the pages of her book; Steven pulling around his wagon, which still hasn’t made it outside – once the weather improves, it will!

On my mind...a friend having a rough day; our house in MS; Steven’s education between now and when he should start first grade in a year and a half.

From the learning rooms...a sick day; for the week: rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, and 1000; early days of the Civil War; Abraham Lincoln; something electricity related – real specific, huh?

Noticing that...my children have such beautiful hearts.  I was handed multiple sets of stuffies this morning to help me feel better, and Olivia worked hard to come up with all sorts of “treats” for me.

From the kitchen...mild foods.

Around the house...things falling behind a bit.  We’ll get caught up, though.  Later.

One of my favorite things...hubby coming home.

A few plans for the rest of the week...nothing major, which is probably a good thing!

A picture worth sharing...I don’t think I ever shared the girls’ snow creations.  Here are Angela’s snow castle and the girls’ skinny snow man.

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2 comments:

Herding Grasshoppers said...

oh Ann, I hope you're feeling better. Glad you're kids are so compassionate and helpful :D

LOVE the skinny snowman!

Julie

Choate Family said...

I love the skinny snowman, too! What a treat to have snow so often in Southeastern Arkansas!

Joanna