For Today...Monday, December 5, 2011
Outside my window...a new lake being continually added to. And the island that is the yard decoration we made ourselves last week – the manger scene in lights. Pretty proud of that accomplishment!
I am thinking...chocolate is essential. Sorry – that’s all I have right now.
I am thankful for...a warm, dry house.
I am wearing...jeans and a blue-green long-sleeve t-shirt (might need something a little warmer as the temperatures drop today).
I am creating...well, it’s December! This one should be pretty obvious!
I am remembering...a couple of things that should be on my to-do list but aren’t. Better go take care of that.
I am going...to enjoy being back in our routine over the next couple of weeks.
I am reading...Reclaiming Lily by Patti Lacy.
I am hoping...for enough of a break in the rain tomorrow morning to be able to walk with Karlyn.
I am hearing...the squeaking of my chair, the heater, silence from children – accompanied by the knowledge that this time I know it’s not a bad thing.
On my mind...honestly? Christmas crafts. Hmmm…I think I need to be focusing my mind beyond my tasks.
From the learning rooms...holiday schedule for the next two weeks: core studies and very scaled down independent work. Still in World War II, but I’m not sure what science will be this week. I think still microscopes.
Noticing that...Olivia cleans like I do. Which is an awesome thing because there are things I put on my own to-do list rather than delegating them because I know I’m weird to want them done in the first place. But, Olivia sees them, too, and sometimes does them simply because she wants them done, not because I ask her to do them. Ah, big smile.
Pondering these words...God is gracious like this: wealth is not the key to worship. Effort is. ~Doug Hibbard, from Advent Reflections 2011: The Gift Cycle
From the kitchen...quesadillas made from leftover taco meat. Mmmmm…
Around the house...less and less clutter as the house gradually gets cleaned.
One of my favorite things...rain. Yes, I know it’s flooding again, and I know it’s cold and miserable to actually have to be out in it. But, I think it would take a lot for me to not love rain.
A few plans for the rest of the week...school, deacon’s Christmas party tomorrow night, ladies’ Christmas party on Saturday.
A picture worth sharing...the kids set their stuffies up as a nativity. I really couldn’t get a picture of it all, but here’s Bunny as a wiseman, bringing his gift to Baby Jesus (the doll in blue barely seen on the right of the picture).