Outside my window…a gloriously beautiful fall day. The air is laden with the scent of dry brown. Love.
I am learning…to be flexible. My day just took a turn of events and instead of being home, I’m headed to town soon. That’s been the story of the last week or two around here–constantly changing plans.
I am thankful…for applesauce in the freezer and another canning season officially over. If I count right, I preserved about 225 quarts of fruits and veggies, and it amazes me how quickly the jars are already starting to empty. This was a two-day collection of empties.
When I carried that load to the basement, I was thinking maybe I should have put up 450 quarts. =)
In the kitchen…clean counters. Yay!
I am wearing…a Red Lake t-shirt and a denim skirt.
I am wishing…that a fairy would wave her wand over the pile of boy pants on my mending pile and they would be beautifully repaired in a twinkle and a flash.
I am going…to Bible Study Fellowship. I had signed up when the year started and was put on a waiting list. This week was our first week. The kids, especially the oldest, were dreading it and there were tears at parting, but I think it went okay. I am glad for the accountability to study the Word and glad for a safe environment to push A to be a little more independent before attempting school next year.
I am wondering…if I can pull off a tile grout repair job after watching one youtube instructional video. I’ll keep you posted. =)
I am reading…a big stack of books, for most of which you will eventually see reviews. One that I’m reading just because is “Just Show Up” by Kara Tippetts.
I am hoping…that next week goes well here on the home front while J is gone for his biannual re-certification classes (for work). He leaves early Sun. morning and gets home in the wee hours of Sat. morning. (Off subject, but biannual is an unhelpful word, since it can mean every other year or twice a year; in this case, the former.)
I am looking forward to…a ladies conference with speaker Jen Wilkin in Columbus OH the first weekend of November.
I am realizing…how easy is to want to create more margin in our schedule and how very hard it is to actually do it.
Around the house…Lego all over the bedroom floor, stacks of library books, laundry on the line.
I am enjoying…fall. Every year I think it must be my favourite season. The crisp nights and warm days, clear air, smells, colors, foods…I love it all. Then when spring comes, I wonder if maybe I like spring best, but then fall comes again and I decide I’m sure it is my favourite. Until spring… =) The only things I don’t enjoy about fall is the annual invasion of stink bugs, lady bugs and mice into my house. Thankfully most of the invaders stay in the attic.
A kid quote…Several nights ago M was telling me she needed me to sleep with her so she wouldn’t be all alone. I told her to remember that Jesus is here with her. She looked at me with one of those “I’m not going to fall for that one, Mom” expressions, giggled and said: “Jesus isn’t here because his car isn’t here!” “His car isn’t here?” I asked. “When people are here they always have a car here and Jesus’ car isn’t here!” =) We had a good chat about Jesus living in our hearts and God’s omnipresence and such, and I’ve heard her talk a number of times since about Jesus being here with us, so that’s really cool.
One of my favorite things…making lists and checking things off lists.
A few plans for the rest of the week…celebrating my mom’s 60th birthday with family.
A peek into my
week recent past…
A small flock of monarchs must have been migrating and made a stop to enjoy my flowers.
Sometimes we work together…and sometimes we all do our own. My kids love puzzles.
A’s “baby” gets carried around like this a lot. After a visit with some friends who introduced tree climbing, we have a new interest around here. Unfortunately the only climbable trees anywhere near our house are pine trees. =(
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