Not Quite Ordinary Observations
For Today...Monday, October 10, 2011
Outside my window...scattered clouds and a light breeze; a peach tree that seems to have some dying leaves. I’m hoping that is just because it got a little more water-deprived than it liked rather than being because it’s dying.
I am thinking...about Christmas. I know it’s only October, but I LOVE Christmas!
I am thankful for...provision.
I am wearing...denim capris & a red University of Nebraska t-shirt
I am creating...a new routine that will hopefully reduce the waste of my afternoon time.
I am remembering...well, I’m trying to remember what picture I really wanted to post today. I don’t think it was one I’d taken yet, but one I was going to take before I sat down to write this post.
I am going...to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving by listening to Christmas music, because we all know that you can’t listen to Christmas music until Thanksgiving, right?! But I’m only listening to Christmas music recorded by Canadians. Specifically Downhere. Of course, that doesn’t count the Christmas music I’m practicing for church or the ones I’m trying to learn on the piano. Have I mentioned I love Christmas?
I am reading...Along Wooded Paths by Tricia Goyer. Finally! YAY! And, yes, it was worth the wait.
I am hoping...the new schedule works.
I am hearing...the aforementioned Christmas music. The rocker beside me creaking as Olivia rocks while doing school work. Olivia talking her math out (she works better that way – another learning style related advantage of homeschool!).
On my mind...people. So many prayer needs.
From the learning rooms...I’m not sure yet. I’ll be doing the week’s prep this afternoon.
From the kitchen...leftovers today. Some pumpkin thawing for pumpkin bread, and I think I’ll make some baked oatmeal to have ready for tomorrow’s breakfast.
Around the house...the need for fall décor. Hmmm…seems like I mentioned that last week.
One of my favorite things...something I mentioned on Facebook yesterday, so this won’t be new to some of you. But, yesterday Steven was showing some of his sweet, gentlemanly manners, and I saw so much of Doug in him. I love that! It’s more than genetics – it’s a father raising his son well. In this instance, it was evidence of how Doug has taught Steven to treat his mommy. One day that will have an amazing impact on how he treats the precious young woman who will become his wife. It’s a precious thought.
A few plans for the rest of the week...mostly a normal week, except for a ministry lunch meeting on Friday. I’m excited about the “normal” part.
A picture worth sharing...Angie at a wedding shower yesterday. (And no, that wasn’t the picture I was going to take – I still can’t remember what that was!)