Not Quite Ordinary Observations

For Today...Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Outside my window...clouds, wet ground, and bare trees. No snow yesterday – it was a bit sad.

I am thinking...about changing up this post. Different sentence starters. I don’t know yet – I guess you’ll find out next week!

I am thankful for...the cold weather, temporary though it may be. Every little bit helps!

I am wearing...jeans and a maroon top. Wasn’t I wearing that last week?

I am creating...nothing. Hopefully that will change during our March break.

I am remembering...the weekend. It was exciting! I went to Little Rock with some ladies from church to a Liz Curtis Higgs weekend. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long, long time! To top it all off, my friend Karlyn “enjoyed” Saturday morning of the conference in labor! She was supposed to have a c-section this Thursday, but I guess that sweet baby decided that all the laughter was her signal to go ahead and come. Definitely a memorable weekend!

I am catch up on sleep at some point. My body just doesn’t like late nights!

I am reading...mainly Bible study books.

I am hoping...for one good snow before winter is over.

I am hearing...the heater, computer desk chairs creak, girls working on school work, Steven playing quietly.

On my mind...writing. I have several projects I need to get done.

From the learning rooms...more space and astronomy. Finishing up this and that.

Noticing that...if I don’t intentionally make time to read for my own enjoyment and growth, I don’t get it done. I need to get back to making time for it.

Pondering these words... Our Western worldview works against our creating thriving communities in our churches. Individualism is part of the DNA of most Americans. ~Sue Edwards from her study on 1 Peter.

From the kitchen...not sure. No menu plan.

Around the house...clutter. I’m ready to get it tackled and cleared out.

A favorite thing from last week...the fact that my husband and children missed me over the weekend, but life was not interrupted because I was gone. There’s a delight, peace, and freedom in knowing that I’m missed because they love me, not because everything falls apart if I’m not here.

A few plans for the rest of the date at the park this afternoon with another homeschool family, a church activity for Olivia tonight, church tomorrow night, and then just school and at home the rest of the week. Wow, that sounds really, really, really nice!

A picture worth sharing...the girls were handed down this dress to add to their dress-up collection. Not sure I’m read for their dress-up to look like this!!



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