Not Quite Ordinary Observations

For Today...Monday, May 23, 2011

Outside my window...cloudy skies, a freshly cut lawn (thanks to my awesome hubby), an insane level of humidity turning what should be a pleasant day into a rather suffocating one.

I am thinking...that the day has slipped by very quickly.

I am thankful for...healthy children.

I am knit capris, a white cotton peasant blouse, bare feet, hair in a french braid

I am creating...clothes for William the sock doll

I am remembering...ten years ago – alternating between being so ready to get that baby out of me and being terrified of the responsibility of being a mom.

I am get those clothes for William done before Olivia’s birthday. Yep. I am. Really.

I am…can I plead upcoming birthday and get back to you next week?

I am hoping...the Choates are able to find a way to get from Marulaon to Honiara since the boat didn’t show up on Sunday. (Click here to read their update.)

I am hearing...Kenny G. Oh, and the click of an unloaded cap gun being “fired”. Hmm…interesting sound, especially when the cap gun owner is supposed to be cleaning his room.

On my mind...the people of Joplin, MO, and those around the country anxiously waiting to hear from their loved ones who live there.

From the learning rooms...Industrial growth in post Civil War US, more circuit experiments, catch-up on poetry (I’ve completely forgotten our poetry reading for about a month! Oops! Can you tell poetry isn’t really my thing?).

Noticing is quiet again. Wonder if that means rooms are being cleaned or mischief is reigning.

From the kitchen...I don’t want to talk about it.

Around the house...laundry. Ick. More pleasantly: a trunk packed full of Doug’s grandpa’s old train set just waiting to be sorted, cleaned, and tested.

One of my favorite things...a clean house. I don’t have it right now.

A few plans for the rest of the week...celebrating ten years of Olivia.

A picture worth sharing...the trunk full of train pieces and accessories..


A very small sample of what’s inside.



Oh boy, what a great find (the train stuff)! Are your kids more excited, or Doug? ;D


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