Monday, March 28, 2011

Not Quite Ordinary Observations

For Today...Monday, March 28, 2011

Outside my window...gray skies and an unseasonable chill – it feels much more like an Arkansas winter day than a spring one. 

I am thinking...about how much I would love to spend the rest of the afternoon snuggled up on the couch just reading and eating chocolate. Inspiring thoughts, I know.
I am thankful for...the fact that we are no longer homeowners, yet we still have a wonderful place to live that truly feels like “home.”  Both thoughts bring a huge smile to my face.
I am wearing...house shoes, jeans, a heavy maroon button-down shirt with Pooh & Piglet on the pocket.
I am creating...summer gowns for the girls, a project I intended to start several weeks ago, but was delayed. Hope to get them done before it gets warm again.
I am remembering...memorizing Psalm 23 for the first time. It was about thirty years ago.
I am going...to get back to writing on this blog more than once or twice a week.
I am reading...Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer and Heaven Revealed by Paul Enns
I am hoping...that Doug’s most recent jury summons will not make it too difficult for him to keep up with school. But, I’m thankful that it is this week instead of last week when it would have interfered with closing on the house. 
I am hearing...quiet – I love early afternoons!
On my mind...the Choates as they deal with sleepless nights and other challenges of daily life on a remote Pacific island. 
From the learning rooms...the Monitor and the Merrimac & the CSS Hunley; circuit symbols & the history of lighting from fires to low-energy fluorescent bulbs; Olivia: different types of letters (friendly, business, thank-you, post cards), estimation & equations; Angela: LA review, graphs; Steven: new sight words, solidifying his first set of consonant blends, very basic addition & subtraction concepts.
Noticing that...I’m missing the sunshine; it peeked out a little earlier in the day, but it’s cloudy again now. Reminds me to pray for those who live in places with very little sunshine.
Pondering these words... “The disorganization in my life was not due to lack of knowledge or skill and it was not due to a problem in my childhood. Rather, it’s a broken belief system: a heart issue, a sin issue. At the end of the day, it’s idolatry.” from The Organized Heart by Staci Eastin
From the kitchen...a return to disciplined eating. 
Around the house...order being restored. Thanks to the help of my amazing husband, the kitchen is clean except for putting away a few clean dishes, and the laundry is completely caught up – even folded and put away. The overwhelmed feeling that hit me when we got home Saturday is definitely fading away. I’m so blessed to be married to such a wonderful man.
One of my favorite things...a good book.
A few plans for the rest of the week...get back to normal. Other than Doug’s jury duty tomorrow (hopefully just a one-day trial), we have no atypical plans until my minister’s wives event on Saturday. Such a nice thought!
A picture worth sharing...as Steven was listening in school this morning, he was also intently drawing. I’m going to try to make the picture big enough for you to see his drawing. There are crop duster airplanes and helicopters, a couple of runways, and hangars complete with wind socks on flagpoles beside them. He drew checkmarks (Olivia taught him how, so he draws them like a leftie!) beside the drawings he likes the best and an “x” over the one he felt he didn’t draw well enough. He is so very detailed in his drawings.
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3 comments:

Doug Hibbard said...

Not to quibble overmuch, but would that actually be the CSS Hunley? I believe it was a Southern invention.

By the way, here's pictures of the sub as she looks now:

http://www.hunley.org/main_index.asp?CONTENT=photo3

Ann said...

Oops! You know, when I was typing that, there was this "there's something not right" thought nagging at me, but I ignored it.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

That's amazing detail for a boy his age.... great drawing!

Julie