Not Quite Ordinary Observations

For Today...Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Outside my window...a yard in desperate need of being mowed. Mown? I need to mow the yard. How’s that? No rain forecasted for the next few days, so we should be able to get out there Thursday or Friday. Yay!

I am thinking...about what to tackle next. This is my last school-free week, and I still have a good bit to get done to be ready to start school back on Monday.

I am thankful for...reproducibles. And the fact that one of our printers is also an auto-feed copier so that I can just stick a stack of my reproducibles on it, let it run, and do something else in the process!

I am wearing...white peasant blouse and black knit capris.

I am creating...a new school schedule, order from the chaos of the school room, and books from all of the copies I’m making for the new school year.

I am nice and neat the school room looked the last time I got in here and reorganized. It wasn’t that long ago. I wanted to do it before I had to tackle shuffling school years. I’m glad I did it then because that makes now so much easier. But I’m also ready for it to look nice again!

I am get done this week. Not everything on the March list, but the essentials. I will. Yes, I will.

I am reading...Olivia’s first reader for the new year. Actually, I’m resisting the temptation to throw the list out the window so I can read. There aren’t many books I buy because I get so many for free for review purposes. But, Doug has bought me several Tricia Goyer books. The last book in her Amish fiction series arrived yesterday, and I can’t wait to read it!

I am hoping...our new school schedule works decently and doesn’t need too much tweaking. I like it. I want to keep it!

I am hearing...a lot of banging. The kids were supposed to be emptying the dryer and moving another load from the washer to the dryer. I’m not sure what else is going on in the process!

On my Grandpa Russell, who turns 91 today! He sounded so good and chipper on the phone when I talked to him this morning. He talked a little about missing Grandma and a few of the things he’s doing to help with that. I’m proud of him. Happy birthday, Grandpa!

From the learning rooms...six days…

Noticing that...I feel so much more energetic through the day when I exercise in the morning. I really want to make this week a consistent one for exercise!

Pondering these words...And all the skillful men who were performing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from the work which he was performing, and they said to Moses, “The people are bringing much more than enough for the construction work which the Lord commanded us to perform.” So Moses issued a command, and a proclamation was circulated throughout the camp, saying, “Let no man or woman any longer perform work for the contributions of the sanctuary.” Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more. Exodus 36:4-6 ~ I love this passage. Oh that we would live to bring more than enough!

From the kitchen...whatever we can throw together at the last minute. That’s going to have to change before next week.

Around the house...the last of the March projects waiting to be completed. And a whole lot of laundry to fold. Ick.

A favorite thing from last week...three very productive days in a row.

A few plans for the rest of the week...I don’t think we have anything beyond the normal planned. Oh, except for administering the girls’ annual standardized tests. I guess that’s a little beyond the norm!

A picture worth sharing...where did my little girl go? 101_0264


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