Outside my window...grey with the hint of rain. A slightly cooler snap in the heat for today which I’ll take, even if it left all the humidity.
I am thinking...about that fact that we really will begin school next week. After several false starts this summer and my plans not working out quite like I thought, we will official get back to work on the 13th. I’m ready, but I have a little planning to do this week to make it so.
I am thankful...for a wonderful anniversary weekend. T and I celebrated ten years with a date night on Friday and I got to sleep in on Saturday until 8 a.m.! Unheard of! We then followed up our kid-free evening with a kid-full evening and took the crew to the county fair. A perfect way to celebrate our marriage – a night without kids and a night full of family fun.
In the kitchen...I have a whole chicken in the crockpot cooking so I can shred it for dinners later this week. I made this quiche last week and it was wonderful – hoping to roll it back in another time this month! I seem to have gotten a little of my menu planning groove back after a long hot summer of not wanting to cook and it feels good.
I am wearing...my favorite hot pink skirt and a grey t-shirt.
I am creating...appointments in my planner. Making dr appointments and calling about dates for a few fall homeschool outings. Yet also trying to create space for breathing and being as go-go-going all the time is not good for me as this summer has reminded me.
I am going...to do a lot of laundry today. And some things around the house this week to gear up for school. We may plan in one more fun summer outing this week, but otherwise, I’m ready for a little more routine to our days.
I am reading...
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making for the Reading to Know bookclub. I’m about five or six chapters in and I’m undecided on this one.
- Waiting on this book (Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected--A Memoir) to arrive so I can dive into it.
I am looking forward to...a new video series that our small group is starting tomorrow night, The Truth Project from Focus on the Family. And since kids come to our small group, I’m looking forward to them going through the What’s in the Bible series.
I am learning…about how busy little boys are. Wow. I thought B was busy, but this is a whole new level. : )
Around the house...you should see my school room! For our anniversary, T helped me reorganize and arrange the room and built four new bookshelves for my closet! Our school room (the bonus room in our house) had a regular clothes closet with a bar that we had put one bookshelf in for storage. It worked. : ) T went in there there last week, took out the bar, and built four floor-to-ceiling bookshelves so I have a place to put all our art supplies, curriculum that we aren’t currently using, work the girls have done that I want to archive, and my scrapbooking supplies. And I still have several shelves still empty! Of course, while he was installing the shelves, we had to completely empty the closet of everything in there which provided me with the opportunity to go through and purge a ton of stuff. Several garbage bags left our house last week and that felt good! More pictures soon…
I am pondering...Proverbs 16:9. This was mentioned in a sermon a few weeks ago and it has stuck. I’m pretty sure that this was my theme verse for the summer.
A favorite quote for today...see verse above. : )
One of my favorite things...fall. Coming soon.
A few plans for the rest of the week: hardly anything other than school planning and work around the house and our small group here on Tuesday. I’m sure things will come up, but the week has a quiet start to it!
A peek into my day...photos from our afternoon at the fair!
Happy Monday. : )