Monday, June 20, 2011

Not Quite Ordinary Observations

For Today...Monday, June 20, 2011

Outside my window...a few gorgeous fluffy clouds in the early evening sky, and a steady breeze, hopefully bringing in that anticipated cool front and maybe some rain.

I am thinking...about how much I’d like to get the house back in order tomorrow.

I am thankful for...the fact that Doug made it safely to Memphis despite little sleep last night (he has class all week); that Steven’s bout of croup has not been too bad today; that we’ve been able to successfully treat his croup without a trip to the ER or doctor; and that God’s strength is perfect, especially when we have none!

I am wearing...black knit capris, red sleeveless top

I am creating...nothing. I want to be sewing, but it just hasn’t happened lately.

I am remembering...the first time Steven had croup and how absolutely terrifying it was. It’s definitely not any more fun this time around.

I am going...to remember to check the mail tomorrow. Doug always does it, but he’s gone this week. Between my sleep-deprived brain and sick child, I totally forgot to go today!

I am reading…same as last week – I haven’t read much at all this past week. Need to get back to it, especially considering what I need to have read for Bible study tomorrow night.

I am hoping...for a peaceful night tonight with no breathing problems.

I am hearing...the children chattering as they wait for me to come read a couple of chapters to them. I think I’ll go do that and then finish this later!

On my mind...not much. It’s too tired tonight.

From the learning rooms...I did do school prep today. You’d think I’d know what we’re going to do! But I can’t recall any of it. I blame the tired brain. Oh – Steven did get to pull out new flashcards today. They are Cars subtraction dry-erase flashcards. I had told him he could use them when he learned how to subtract. Well, he’s learned how to subtract, so I let him have them. He went through the whole deck today, using counters when he needed help figuring out the answer. He had such fun!

Noticing that...I left music on in the school room. I need to remember to turn that off.

Pondering these words...If you are not willing to give up everything for Christ, are you willing to be made willing? - F.B. Meyer

From the kitchen...right now, mansaf. I brought some home from Alli’s graduation dinner, and now I’m indulging. Yum!

Around the house...clutter.

One of my favorite things...mansaf. I’m hungry.

A few plans for the rest of the week...everything hinges on Steven’s recovery. But, we do hope to go to the library one day and we’d like to go swimming this week – we only got to go once last week. I have Bible study tomorrow night, and then we’re supposed to meet Doug’s parents for dinner in North Little Rock on Saturday night.

A picture worth sharing…Wednesday night as we were cleaning up from Rec Camp, Steven was entertaining Knox by pushing him around in this little pool. It was so cute!DSCF0082

2 comments:

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Sorry that Steven is sick! Praying for a quick recovery and a good night's sleep!

Julie

Choate Family said...

Praying for you, friend, in your many roles as nurse, teacher, mama, especially while Doug is gone this week.