Outside my window. . . It is hot and humid. We are stepping out only in the cool of the morning and/or evening today. Otherwise, the leaves on the pumpkin vines are beginning to die, and we have begun working on prettying up the front of the house a bit.
I am thinking. . . It is my one of my favorite cousin's birthdays today. It is strange: I'm not at all good with dates, excepting those that apply to those living within these four walls, but I know the birthdates of two of my cousins.
I am thankful for. . . A loving, providing husband; four beautiful, lovable children; a house, a yard, food, clothing, and shelter. But most of all, I'm thankful I serve a merciful, forgiving and gracious God.
From the learning rooms. . . I will be setting the room up over the next couple weeks. Very exciting times. Trying to be as frugal as possible.
From the kitchen. . . Chili for dinner, I think.
I am wearing. . . Red and white plaid capris and an old Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt.
I am creating. . . The first handmade Christmas gifts, a dream garden in my journal, and a 2009-2010 schoolroom.
I am going. . . To Sam's this weekend! Gonna stock up!
I am reading. . . Get Your Act Together (still), Unshaken by Fracine Rivers, and Seasons of a Mother's Heart by Sally Clarkson.
I am hoping. . . To get more done today than is probably feasible. I should probably lower my expectations -- right now.
I am hearing. . . The Secret Garden.
Around the house. . . I cleaned out and organized mine and J's closet and dresser. I'm stain treating some of J's dress shirts.
One of my favorite things. . . Little People -- the toy. Even my 6 1/2 year old gets wrapped up playing with them sometimes. They can hold my kids' attentions for hours.
A few plans for the rest of the week: A visit or two from friends, small group on Thursday, shopping this weekend, and church on Sunday. Also, we are potty training this week. So hopefully we will be rewarding ourselves with some new Bud-Jack sized underware, pizza, and fried brownie sundaes this Friday/Saturday.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing:
Stop by Peggy's for more daybook fun!