Outside my Window ... sunny and warm. I don't think it's supposed to get into the 90's today, so I'll take it.
I am thinking ... that I need to do a little work on our schedules around here. We've successfully completed 4 weeks of school (yay!) and I'm seeing a few areas we can tweak. Also, I need to have a better plan for my Mondays and Fridays while Noelle is at her tutorial. I know that right now a lot of my lack of productivity is end-of-pregnancy related, but I do have a few things I would like tackle before baby brother arrives.
I am thankful for ... Mondays. I love Mondays.
In the learning room ... as I mentioned, we have finished 4 weeks of school and are just continuing to plug along with our language arts, math, Bible and lots of reading, as always. Looking forward to adding Awana memory work back into our learning routine starting next week.
From the kitchen ... cooking chicken for a couple pans of Chicken Spaghetti, full cupboards from a Sunday run for groceries, grapes that I've been eating like candy because they are so good.
I am creating ... working on some ideas for a Learn Something New Every Day mini-album for September. Nothing big or fancy at. all. but just pondering what kind of direction I want to take with it as we are learning daily as part of our homeschooling lifestyle and as we are about to make the big change from a family of five to a family of six. I don't want to miss this last few days like this and feel the need to document them somehow.
I am going ... to pick up Noelle from school in a bit. The little girls are playing together and I need to get up and make us some lunch before we head out for the afternoon school run. We'll hit Sam's on the way home and then enjoy the rest of our day. The rest of the week is fairly empty other than an 34 week dr. appointment for me.
I am wearing ... maternity capri jeans that are starting to get somewhat uncomfortable in these last few weeks and a purple t-shirt (also maternity, of course.)
I am reading ... On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson. My husband has gotten on an Andrew Peterson music kick and recently ordered book one in his Wingfeather saga series. (We had a copy of book 2 thanks to a review copy I receieved some time ago but I had never gotten around to reading them ... I just couldn't read book 2 before book 1. Call me crazy).
I am hoping ... for another good report at the dr. tomorrow for baby and to get a few things done while a friend comes to hang with the girls for a couple hours. So thankful for our friend Miss Betsy who has volunteered a few hours every few weeks when I have dr. appointments. I have been so blessed to get a little mama-time for an errand or two and to not have to subject the girls to long waits at ob appointments. And they love the time with Miss Betsy so it's a win-win situation for everyone.
I am hearing ... of late, we've been listening to the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack as we journey in the car. This is in anticipation of the movie's re-release to DVD which just happens to coincide with someone's 7th birthday around here. I am so excited to see this again. This is (maybe?) my favorite of all the Disney musicals and I haven't seen it in a really long time.
Around the house ... it's feeling picked up and clean for the moment. Who knows how long that will last, but I'm enjoying this morning.
One of my favorite things ... sleep. Haven't been getting much of it lately and I am just remembering it fondly. : )
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week ... not much. Schoolin', kid-tendin', restin', readin', etc. Laying low for the most part.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you ...
This girl went to a birthday party for one of her girl scout friends on Saturday (and I am ever thankful to the other mom who took Noelle so that I didn't have to hang out and melt at a putt-putt / go-cart course!) Anyway, this girl - three holes-in-0ne. She didn't get that skill from me, that's for sure. : )