It’s hard to believe that the end of January is already here! It’s been a busy month for us. Today, however, is a new day, the start of a new week, and the eve of a brand new month. Ah! Fresh beginnings!
Outside my window…gray, foggy, drippy, wet, but this is the day that the Lord has made! So, the wood stove has a warm fire, I’ll be lighting candles here and there, and I will be thankful for the warmth of my home and lights I can turn on in the day time!
I am thinking we might have a house full again this week for the second meeting of folks interested in the new church plant that our church is sponsoring.
I am thankful for the rain that fell yesterday, temporarily banishing the fog, and for the brief bit of warm, wonderful, fabulous sunshine that happened between showers. When that sun broke through the clouds, every mom still hanging out at church headed out the back door and into the warmth of the sun.
From the learning rooms – the boys are still in the midst of daily homeschooling. Dani has begun a course in American History and I’m hoping to start my Short Story course this week, too. So far, Dani and I have been impressed by the courses from The Teaching Company.
From the kitchen – Dani is working her baking magic and stretching her cake decorating skills to make the birthday cake Will requested – a Gecko cake! One of us will post pictures later this week.
I am wearing – blue jeans, long-sleeved black t-shirt, gray hoodie and my black Converse.
I am going to get back to my exercise program starting today!
I am reading – I have bookmarks in five books right now:
- Tears of the Giraffe
- Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs
- Surprised by Grace: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels (reading this on my Kindle )
- Five Cities that Ruled the World: How Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and New York Shaped Global History
I am hoping Corin and my grandbabies recover from the virus that’s been striking them one by one by two so that we can get together. Cold and flu season is never fun, but when it keeps me from seeing them, it just stinks!
I am hearing the sounds of Will’s geckos climbing around the rocks in their habitat. I never thought I’d say this, but I like having reptiles in my house.
Around the house – my husband is slowly, but surely, replacing the very plain trim around the doors and windows in our front hall, entryway and dining room with much nicer, custom trim that he is fashioning himself. It’s slow going, working the odd day off here and there, while still needing those overtime shifts that eat up his time off to pay for the supplies. It’s looking great!
One of my favorite things – A husband at home today on his day off. He’s the same guy who willingly works overtime shifts for the benefit of his family. He’s my favorite!
A few plans for the rest of the week – Will’s 12th birthday party (postponed from last week due to illness), the meeting for the new church plant, and just enjoying the rhythm of every day home life.
Here is a picture I am sharing – My baby is twelve years old and, at 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, already towers over me. sigh………..
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