Not Quite Ordinary Observations

For Today...Monday, August 29, 2011

Outside my window...the hint of fall. Smile.

I am thinking...about the best order for tackling the rest of my day. And a nap. Just being honest!

I am thankful; there are days it drives me insane, but it has also served to keep me in touch with my parents for well over a decade, and now allows me to stay in touch with other people dear to me who are scattered all over the world. Not to mention the new people I’ve gotten to know even though we’ve never been able to meet face to face. Words cannot do justice to the blessing those relationships are to me.

I am knit capris; purple top

I am creating...Angie’s birthday celebration. It’s not that it’s going to be bigger than our normal celebrations, but it’s going to be something new and different. So, it’s taking some extra thought and creative energy. And, I’m enjoying it!

I am remembering...when my usage of a computer was limited to word processing and occasional games. Goodness, how that has changed!

I am get a lot more done than I did last Monday. And post more on this blog.

I am reading...Horse Dreams by Dandi Daley Mackall, and then I will be moving on to a biography of George Washington Carver.

I am hoping...for a productive week.

I am hearing...the computer humming. Yes, it’s that quiet in here right now. It’s nice.

On my mind...prayer requests. I’m trying to be more diligent to make prayer my continual and habitual “background” thought, no matter how my brain is otherwise engaged.

From the learning rooms...more experiments in light, color, and magnetism; World War I – some pretty heavy details about it, too. Thinking about how to teach it well to my girlies.

Noticing that...highs in the 90’s are much more bearable when the lows get down into the 60’s and 70’s and the highs aren’t even approached until mid-afternoon.

From the kitchen...mandarin duck and tri-colored noodles, plus menu planning for the next few weeks.

Around the house...projects, projects, projects. When fall really does arrive, I’m going to celebrate with a week off school for projects!

One of my favorite things...being productive.

A few plans for the rest of the week...a normal week until Saturday. Then it’s a Tea Party Birthday! Well, a birthday party, anyway – the birthday itself is not until Sunday.

A picture worth sharing...on the combine for corn harvest. Steven was convinced he was “doing all the work.” Mr. Gary did take his hand completely off the wheel and let Steven steer all by himself (Steven was in Gary’s lap). And, Steven managed the auger when it was time to off-load the corn from the combine to the grain cart. The girls got to drive, too, when their turn rolled around. I love how comfortable Gary seems with kids in the cab with him, because my kids sure do love getting to go for rides!



Love the picture - what a little man!

And hurray for the coming of fall, yah?

Enjoy your tea party,


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