Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Not Quite Ordinary Observations

For Today...Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Outside my window...wet leaves blowing wildly in the powerful wind. I’m amazed we don’t have limbs down everywhere!

I am thinking...about some writing I need to do when I finish this post.

I am thankful for...a solid, warm house; that the expected strong thunderstorms forecasted for this morning ended up being just heavy rain with a few rumbles of thunder.

I am wearing...a heavy burgundy button-down top, jeans, socks.

I am creating...a curriculum guide. (Not a strong suit for me!)

I am remembering...Mom on her birthday.

I am going...to stay home on this cold, windy day.

I am reading...between books right now – I’m not sure what’s next. I think another review book.

I am hoping...my hubby feels better soon.

I am hearing...the wind chimes, the wind howling and whistling, Road Runner, kids cackling and chattering about Road Runner.

On my mind...the aforementioned curriculum planning.

From the learning rooms...a week off school so I can do the curriculum planning. I was spending so much time every week trying to come up with stuff to keep Steven occupied that I dreaded planning – and therefore school – each week. Hopefully taking this whole week to focus on the planning will help!

Noticing that...my kids are so much more positively responsive when they 1) know what to expect from me (both in what my expectations of them are and in consistent discipline) and 2) know what to expect from our days.

Pondering these words... Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. Ps 20:6

From the kitchen...leftovers. Exciting, huh?

Around the house...books, books, books. There are books in every room of our house. I love that!

One of my favorite things...must be expressed in the words of John “Hannibal” Smith: “I love it when a plan comes together.”

A few plans for the rest of the week...finish curriculum planning, menu planning, a family outing (destination as of yet unknown), Gideon’s Pastor Appreciation dinner.

A picture worth sharing...Olivia and her multiple fluffy companions.

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3 comments:

NWB said...

I love that your quote is from Hannibal Smith and that Livie's fluffies includes one "live" one!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Hope your planning week goes well. Sometimes I like planning better than doing...

Julie

Ann said...

Mom, that cat is frequently in the middle of Olivia's stuffies - anything to be near Olivia!

Julie, I like taking someone else's plan and organizing it to fit the situation. This planning from scratch is not quite me. But, it's going well this week - I think maybe Someone else has had a hand in that! :-)