For Today... October 20, 2008
Outside my Window... Scattered yellow and brown leaves over green grass and rain-wet pavement. Overcast skies. Lots of trees still have green leaves, but they are changing to autumn colors.
I am thinking... my younger daughter needs to learn to talk politely.
From the learning rooms... Taking Rummy Roots out of the lesson plans this week, as the kids fight too much while playing. I suppose I could play too, but.... time is of the essence!
I am thankful for... a working furnace, a lovely yellow coat of paint, healthy children, and so much more!
From the kitchen... Homemade brownies.
I am wearing... Jeans, navy t-shirt that says "Power Corrupts. (But Absolute Power is Kinda Neat.)", green flannel shirt unbuttoned, white socks, brown leather shoes, hair in a clip, no makeup.
I am reading... Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen; I am on Chapter 15. I have several library books to choose from after that. Also reading in the Psalms (version - The Message).
I am hoping... to hear some good news - any kind - this week.
I am creating... a more peaceful and pleasant home environment - cleaning, organizing, and working on attitudes.
I am hearing... Squeaky wooden chair, Suzy: "Is 9 + 8, 17?". David joking around, Bob closing cupboard doors. Pages turning.
Around the house... piles of toys from the girls' room, crates of stuff for sale, and laundry to be folded.
One of my favorite things... surprise visits from family!
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... A Busy Week! Lessons Mon-Thurs, of course. Monday night - Writing curriculum meeting. Tues night - Girls have Keepers at Home meeting & James has soccer. Wed night - Church. Thurs night - LAST SOCCER PRACTICES!, Friday is co-op. Emily is going to a sleepover Fri night. Sat AM 10:30 soccer games (LAST GAMES!). Trick-or-treating in a local city. James has a birthday party Saturday afternoon. I have my book club Sat night. Yikes! I also have a lot of cleaning and organizing to do, thinking about NaNoWriMo, and WRITING too.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...
My hands were all painty and I noticed that the car was in danger of getting paint spots, so I asked DAVID to back the car up out of the way. He'd never done it before, but he did great. Then when it needed to be moved back (and my hands were clean), I snapped a photo of him driving. My son. Driving. (He is only 13, so he won't be actually driving anywhere beyond our driveway anytime soon.)