Not Quite Ordinary Observations

For Today...Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Outside my window...sunshine after a night of storms and a morning of clouds and light rain. There’s something much prettier about the sun after a rain. And no, I’m not going to contemplate the spiritual implications there right now!

I am thinking...about how quickly my babies are growing.

I am thankful for...rain, cooler weather (it’s 11:15 and still in the mid-70’s!), and the piano now sitting in our living room! Several men from church moved one of the extra ones from the fellowship hall down to our house.Thank you!!!!

I am wearing...summer attire – skirt and top.

I am creating...a rather ambitious project – a couch cover. Without a pattern. The first piece came out perfectly. The rest are a little more complex. We’ll see how it turns out.

I am remembering...when Steven was born and my oldest was five. Now my oldest is ten and my baby is turning five. I don’t want to think about when my oldest is fifteen and my youngest is ten.

I am reading...Desiring God by John Piper

I am of the kids tapping out a tune on the piano. The whirs of fans. Music from an iPod somewhere in the house.

On my mind...things I need to be praying over instead of just mulling over.

From the learning rooms...Teddy Roosevelt, light, and the invention of sticky notes. Now what could be cooler than learning about sticky notes?!

Noticing’s warmer in the house than it is outside. That hasn’t happened in a long time.

Pondering these words... Having enough illumination to decide on an action does not guarantee enough information to know how things will turn out. ~D.A. Carson

From the kitchen...the menu planning of the birthday boy! (Tomorrow is his actual birthday, but since his party is tonight, he decided to do all of his celebrating today.) Sausage balls for breakfast, pretzel dogs for lunch, and pizza, cheese dip, and Lightning McQueen/Mack birthday cake for tonight’s party.

Around the house...birthday decorations going up. Most of Steven’s gifts are pretty big in size this year, so there is what seems to be a huge pile of gifts, even though there are only four! I still need to hang up some balloons around the happy birthday banner.

One of my favorite things...watching my sweeties grow. I miss some of their younger days, but I wouldn’t miss where they are now for anything.

A few plans for the rest of the week...birthday partying today, and that’s about it. A nice, calm week, it seems.

A picture worth sharing...



Glad you finally got some rain! We're having cooler weather too.

I can sympathize with the kids growing fast. Ironically, mine ARE 10 to 15! And it's pretty good :D I do miss my LITTLE boys sometimes, but it's sure nice all the things they can do for themselves.

Congrats on the piano!


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