Not Quite Ordinary Observations

Something about Today…Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Official spring has finally caught up with southern weather spring. Okay, so that was yesterday, but still. It happened just in time for summer weather to arrive!

Something about the Week

Pollen!!! It’s hilarious! Everything inside and out is yellow. We do have our windows open, but it wouldn’t really matter right now – we couldn’t shut the house up enough. It’s just that bad. We wipe a thick layer of yellow off the dining room table, and before we’re done with lunch, there’s a layer back on it. I have to dust off the computer keyboard periodically and swipe the dust off my planner before making a note or checking something off.

Something I Have Observed

A tiny bug hovering in front of my computer screen. I brush it away, and it comes back. I’ve smashed a couple of them, but more keep coming. In fact, I killed one just a few minutes ago, and I already have a new one. It’s rather distracting.

Something on My Mind

Time & mental ability to get writing projects done (can you tell from previous statements that mental acuity is a bit lacking right now?); the Choates as they continue to work through the translation consultation; upcoming dentist appointments; church & friend & family needs.

Something I’m Thankful for

That so far, no one has more than the regular allergy symptoms. We’re tired, we don’t feel super great, and it’s obvious our immune systems are working hard. But, no one is actually sick. Praying that continues!

Something about My Kids

They are funny. Just downright funny. In so many ways. Which is why things like this happen randomly.

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Why yes, yes that IS a stuffed hedgehog on the dashboard. Olivia said he was helpful for her driving.

I don’t know where they get such silly behavior.

Something I’m Working on

Preparing a school list for this fall. ‘Tis the season! Fun times!

Something from Hibbard Academy

It’s spring break week in Arkansas, but I’m the mean ole homeschool mama who is making her kids work right on through. But, the kids have not complained a bit. They know the end date we’re working for and why hitting that end date is important for our summer schedule, and they are 100% on board with pushing through well. I’m so proud of their efforts this year!

Something Coming

Another round of dentist appointments for the girls – fillings and maybe a tooth or two pulled to make space for other teeth to realign themselves (hopefully!). A youth bowling trip. Church work day.

Something That Makes Me Smile

Sunday morning, the girls and I all came out matching. We had the same colors on and all three of us had our hair pulled back the same way. Completely unintentionally. It was quite funny. Mom and I used to do that, too, and it always made me smile. It’s fun to do it now and then with my girlies.

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