Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Not Quite Ordinary Observations

For Today...Tuesday, October 14, 2014

In the great outdoors...the sun is just beginning to rise. That’s the only thing I don’t like about fall and winter – dark mornings. But, it’s also fun to make it up before the sun.

Within our four walls...open windows. Family progressing into the morning. The smell of oatmeal cooking.

A heart of thanksgiving...for God’s hand on the progress of our farmers. For a life situation that allows our family to get up and walk safely together in the early morning hours.

A heart of prayer...for what’s left of the farming. For tough decisions some friends need to make. For the Choates and various needs.

Random observations...in case you’d like to know, I do not recommend starting your day by spilling grape juice all over yourself, your delicious omelet, and the floor. It somewhat affects the dynamics of the morning.

My silly children...are discovering that they don’t have as much energy as they’d like to think. At least, not for a brisk family walk first thing in the morning!

Thoughts from the kitchen...other than the grape juice? I think it’s a leftover day. We’ve made an adjustment in our leftover storage to keep from wasting as much. If it’s not enough for a second meal, we put it in a small bag or container and place it in the leftover section of our freezer. That section is now full. Time for leftovers. But we also don’t have to toss what we don’t get eaten today.

On my bookshelf...I have decided to always have a book going. I am more inclined to read if I have something started than I am to start something. I will just have to make sure that at least every third book is non-fiction – otherwise I’ll only read fiction! Last night I read the first few chapters of With Every Breath, Elizabeth Camden’s most recent novel. I have loved Camden’s writing since her very first book. She does have her own formula, which tends to make the books a bit predictable in some ways. But, there’s always depth to that formula, and I always learn something historical. Fun stuff.

Sounds of the moment...music from the living room. Work going on across the street. Outside sounds through open windows.

From Hibbard Academy...plugging along slowly. I’m not super motivated this week, but we’re doing it anyway. We have a full, five-day week. We’re doing this!

The planner...routine until this weekend when we get to go visit the Nina!

Because visuals are fun...Olivia found her daddy’s old hat. It suits her. Smile

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