Not Quite Ordinary Observations
For Today...Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Outside my window...bright sunshine and cool, northerly breezes working to dry out those nice, big pools of water from yesterday’s thunderstorms. Oh, and a garden showing its first signs of life!
I am thinking...over the day and the week. Not wanting to waste any of it.
I am thankful for...functioning plumbing, and friends who sacrifice such conveniences so that others may hear the gospel and read God’s Word in their own language.
I am wearing...black knit capris, short-sleeve knit top with diagonal blue, white, black, and yellow stripes, hair up in a clip, tan sandals (aka – “I don’t really plan to leave the house today” attire)
I am creating...quite the mending pile. I think I might have to do something about it soon.
I am remembering...to pray for the aforementioned friends.
I am going...to be productive this week, despite the effect of spring on my ready-to-explode head.
I am reading...Max on Life by Max Lucado; ready to start another fiction read – probably The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen, another one of my upcoming review books.
I am hoping...Doug and I both feel better soon.
I am hearing...quiet; a certain times of day, that is actually a rather natural thing around here. This is not one of those times. Hmmmm…should I be concerned?
On my mind...Wednesday night lessons for the youth girls class I co-teach. Not sure where to go next.
From the learning rooms...a light week because of several interruptions, both planned and unplanned. But, that gives us a chance to catch up on some read-aloud and science work we’d fallen behind on.
Noticing that...I don’t feel nearly so overwhelmed this week after really trying to maintain diligence last week. Nice feeling.
Pondering these words...no specific words; just Olivia’s increased tendency this week to ask me what different Scripture verses really mean. Last week we had a rough week and some intense talks with her. This week she seems to be approaching things very differently – really taking some of what we said to heart and showing a hunger to truly grow.
From the kitchen...leftovers today. Simple things like beef pot pie, parmesan chicken cordon bleu, and sloppy joes for the rest of the week.
Around the house...signs of summer: the protective rug removed from in front of the fireplace, sandals and flip-flops by the door instead of warmer shoes, no jackets lying around, couch blankets staying in place better because they’re being used less. We even had to give in and run the AC for a couple of days when we approached 90 degrees with a delightfully high level of humidity.
One of my favorite things...growth.
A few plans for the rest of the week...catching up on some things around home; the kids going to spend some time with their beloved JoJo, a lady from church who has gone through withdrawals because life has kept her from having kids over to her house lately; and that means some “us” time for Doug and me (we’re going to get spoiled around here).
A picture worth sharing...the kids’ play spaces at church yesterday: