Well, it's Monday! Since I am awake, I am going to do the daybook. Even if it is almost 3 am.
I've been lesson planning!
For Today... December 29, 2008
Outside my Window... It's DARK out there! But the snow is almost all melted. Hard to believe! All that rain. There was a huge puddle in my driveway earlier and the ground was mushy.
I am thinking... about introverts and extroverts and the way each one's mental energy is dissipated and renewed.
From the learning rooms... I am working on the lesson plans for January. Going to get the whole month's done before Jan 5th when we start back in earnest.
I am thankful for... my oldest child who turns 14 today! Look how sweet he is being here with his little sister!
From the kitchen... A LOT of leftovers. Cooked a ham today and so there are those leftovers too. Going to make some Chex Mix for New Year's. Oh yeah, and I bought a birthday cake at Walmart for my teenager!
I am wearing... PJ's - grey long sleeved stretchy t-shirt and bright red cotton pants with white hearts all over them, my burgundy fleece robe (with teensy white hearts on it) and my well worn blue SmartWool socks. Hair washed and a bit damp still.
I am reading... a lot lately! Four books in the last four days. But I finished Deeanne Gist's A Bride Most Begrudging earlier today (HIGHLY recommend!) and didn't start anything else yet. I am still browsing through Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass. Still trying to find time to listen to The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon, but it's not happening!
I am hoping... I am not too grumpy tomorrow from staying up FAR too late.
I am creating... lesson plans, as I mentioned.
I am hearing... the clock ticking.
Around the house... Christmas tree is up still. It will come down next weekend.
One of my favorite things... my SmartWool socks I mentioned above. The ONLY wool socks I've ever found that are a joy to wear. I have two pair that I WON from a store in Frankenmuth a few years back and they are almost worn out. I need to buy more, but they are more expensive than I am used to, so I resist. Mine are blue, not purple like this pic.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... David's birthday celebration tonight, thrift store sale Jan 1, book club on Saturday (Oh yay!! yay!!), completing my to-do list
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you... Emily made the birthday cake for Jesus by herself and decorated it too. She was quite pleased with the results! (Thanks, Jen, for the idea to use those pans!!)