Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Not Quite Ordinary Observations

For Today...Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Outside my window...grass growing before my very eyes; otherwise, much stillness as the heat has driven even all the outdoor critters to lethargy.

I am thinking...that I really need to get back to singing again.

I am thankful for...health. Four out of the five of us had mostly routine bloodwork done at our dr’s appointments last week, and it all came back good.

I am wearing...turquoise skort and white peasant blouse.

I am creating...sewing plans. I’m very ready to get back to that machine!

I am remembering...where many of our Legos came from. A good number of them were Doug’s, but one year while in seminary we were blessed by an “oops” by Kroger. We didn’t have much for the girls for Christmas that year, but two days before Christmas, Kroger dropped their big boxes of Legos to dirt cheap prices before the after-Christmas sales started. A tub of 100 Duplos was $3 and a tub of 700 Legos was $5!! Legos are such an amazing toy, but they are so expensive. That find was nothing short of a blessing from God, I am thoroughly convinced, because there is no toy my kids have played with more over the years!

I am going...to enjoy being back on a consistent schedule after several weeks of inconsistency.

I am reading...Reinventing Leona by Lynne Gentry, along with most of the books I mentioned last week.

I am hoping...the forecast for Thursday and Friday holds up. Low 90’s and rain chances! Yay!

I am hearing...two “sneak peek” songs from Downhere’s soon-to-be-released album. This is going to be a really good album, but that’s not a big surprise!

On my mind...a desire to be intentionally more kind – to truly see both needs and how I can help meet them.

From the learning rooms...back to school after several weeks off! It’s been surprisingly smooth today.

Noticing that...I don’t remember when I switched my home out of baby mode. It must have happened very gradually. But, it just takes one adorably curious baby coming for a visit to realize just how non-baby-proofed my house has become! That’s strange for me.

Pondering these words... As for you, do not pray for this people, and do not lift up cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with Me; for I do not hear you. Jer 7:16  That is a very, very sobering verse, and it’s been with me all morning.

From the kitchen...a new concoction: shepherd’s pie with scalloped potatoes instead of mashed. It was really good.

Around the house...signs of being a bit behind. Looking forward to catching up this week.

One of my favorite things...looking back and remembering the joys of being a mommy to little kids, but also thoroughly enjoying where we are now. Parenthood is an amazingly miraculous blessing.

A few plans for the rest of the week...not much – and it’s nice. School, swimming, regularly scheduled church activities, a birthday party Thursday night.

A picture worth sharing...how much more laid back can you get while folding clothes?

Misc5

1 comment:

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Adorable picture!

And I know just what you mean about not being baby-proofed. How quickly we forget, yah?

Sure is a blessing to have older kids, and be able to put things where we want them without worry.

Julie