Not Quite Ordinary Observations

For Today...Monday, April 15, 2013

In the great outdoors...sun trying valiantly to break through the clouds. It’s taking a little longer to warm up than we expected. No, we are not complaining. The high is supposed to be in the mid-80’s. Slow to warm up means the house stays comfortable longer with windows open and A/C off, especially on humid days like today. I’m just now starting to feel the tinge of heat.

Within our four walls...peace, calm, and quiet.

A heart of thanksgiving...for open windows, people who love our children, and flexibility that allows Doug to work from home some days.

A heart of prayer...for a productive few hours; for the farmers as they work hard to get some planting done before the next big bout of rain.

Random observations...I think it’s time to mess with my thought starters again. I haven’t decided if I’m going to go back to something old or concoct a new starter stream.

My silly children...are being silly at JoJo’s house today. They even agreed to doubling up on some school work later this week so they could have a day at her house! Works for me!

Thoughts from the kitchen...Doug made some shrimp biscuits as a “just the two of us, unexpected extra date day” lunch. Yum!!

On my bookshelf...Beautiful Battlegrounds, a book about suffering that promises to be challenging. Fortunately, I have some light fiction reading to go alongside it.

Projects...same old stuff. Still need to finish the shrug so I can head to the sewing machine. I also need to get my cold-weather clothes put away so I can stop digging through tubs to find my sundresses and other warm-weather clothes. 

Sounds of the moment...the dishwasher, tapping of keyboards, and some music in the background.

Last week we learned...that we can plant strawberries in…straw! Hmmm…wonder if that’s where the name comes from?

A favorite thing from last week...a beautiful weekend outside. We started painting the kids’ Lego tables, checked on the progress of the grapes, blueberries, apples, and peaches, finished reinforcing our trellises with stakes, and pumped bike tires for some extra time outside.

The planner...a normal week. Birthday party this weekend. Possibly a trip to Arkansas Post for a colonial event on Saturday, but we haven’t decided if we’re doing that or not. We might not decide until Saturday morning.

Because visuals are fun...Facebook has become very, very dangerous. People keep posting these pictures of decadent desserts, and I want to try them all! I resisted until recently. I had to try this one because it was too easy. Cookie dough pressed down for the bottom layer, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups next (we used minis), and then brownie batter on top. Yeah.

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Choate Family said…
Yum! Those look so delicious :-) I would love to see pictures of your fruit as it progresses, too!

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