Outside my window… The leaves in the yard are just starting to turn
and fall and the sun is shining brightly after a miserably rainy cold weekend.
I am thinking. . . about new closets. We have people coming today to
install closet systems in our master bedroom and my big girl’s room. This is to
help use the space well and facilitate a large room shift we need to do. Kevin
is unhappy being alone in his room since Ryan is gone. L
I am thankful for. . . the continuing loving care provided by our
friends and family here.
From the schoolroom. . . We have instituted a few new things this
year. Workboxes are working well for us and I am doing “morning basket” a la Jen. I manage to do morning basket a few times a week and
that’s enough for us. I’ll post more about it soon.
From the kitchen. . . I would like to make some
pumpkin bread and chocolate chip cookies today. We’ve been moving toward a less
packaged food more organic existence here.
I am wearing. . . denim skirt, salmon colored t-shirt, brown tights,
brown clogs, peachy colored zip hoodie thing. I went shopping with Chris this past weekend and
decided I need to be shopping in stores that carry clothes for women who are
not trying to look like 12 year olds. We went to Coldwater
Creek and J Jill. These stores
cater to a more mature consumer. I didn’t actually buy anything at JJill because
I like to make the bank happy and pay the mortgage every month but I did love
the clothes. I did purchase a new skirt, blouse and two t-shirts at Coldwater.
I am going. . . flute lessons later, no
I am reading. . . pre reading an Eva Ibbotson book for Katie. Well I’m
supposed to be. I haven’t actually started it yet.
I am hoping. . . that I can soon go one whole day without crying.
Doesn’t seem likely but it’s a goal.
I am hearing. . . Erin and Kelli whispering as they sketch,
Sean and Brendan clapping.
Around the house. . . the closet guys showed up and are banging
away. It's going to be something like this, but
We had a fire in our fireplace yesterday, it was a
perfect day for it and the children were thrilled. I also had Dave build one
for the homeschool moms who come and camp out at my house during the children’s
chorus practice on Friday. A lady in my town teaches chorus so the ladies drop
off the kids and come here to chit chat and eat bagels. Friday was cold and wet so I had a roaring
fire for them. The little children all gathered around the fire and played
there. I am so glad we had the fireplace built as an extra in our construction.
One of my favorite things. . . Cool fall days and warm
A few plans for the rest of the week. . . Finish up the closet
switch and get ready for some very anticipated house guests who are coming this
weekend. My two cousins from New Hampshire. Kelly is bringing her beautiful
daughter and Maureen is coming along for the ride. We are all so looking forward to the visit.
Here is picture thought I am sharing. .