FOR Thursday August 21, 2008
Outside My Window… sun, rain, sun, rain, wind… and lots of busy chickadees
I am thinking… of putting the children to bed so I can indulge in a bath… and THEN doing the dishes… and THEN steam cleaning the carpet… and wondering if I will actually have enough energy to carry out that plan.
I am thankful for… the friends that we shared our meal with tonight, that I have a chance to return the favor… of so many many favors that have been done for me. Countless times watching the kids last minute.
From the kitchen… the lingering smell of home made pizza… bringing to memory this afternoon’s chaos with 5 overly helpful children and one screaming child at my ankles… And coffee… hmmm… should I?
I am wearing… light blue cords, orange hippy shirt I got in Australia 10 years ago. (WOW – that has lasted!) and bare feet.
I am creating… gourmet pizza… olive oil and crushed garlic, shredded basil, kalamata olives, marinated artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, feta, parmesan and mozzarella cheese. And I am creating some order… does that count under creating?
I am going… the park tomorrow. There is no play ground anymore… just lots of big rocks for the kids to climb. Even better.
I am reading… Numbers, Heartfelt Discipline, The Shack
I am hoping… for time, energy and motivation to finish all the projects, organizing, and winterizing needed before our trip to Australia.
I am hearing… children play. more specifically BOYS play. Action, action, action. In my head I’m hearing some Misty Edwards (I.H.O.P)
Around the house… CHAOS… but underneath, emerging order. REALLY! Sometimes you have to let all the maintenance go so you can get some big projects done.
One of my favorite things… open mouthed kisses from Shand.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: planning the worship gathering. fun celebration at the Library park, Dunamis meeting, yard work (winterizing!)
Here are some picture thoughts I am sharing… thinking of the summer camping trips. four wheeling, fishing, hiking, fires and s’mores, shooting, rivers and rocks… good times by all.
warming the feet by the fire… it felt more like Fall!
walking the woods with Grandma