Outside my window… we’ve had a bit of rain, but it’s pretty calm outside at the moment. We’ll see what weather the rest of the week brings.

I am thinking… and praying for friends who are in the middle of the storm hitting the East coast.

I am thankful for… where I live. It looks like we’ll get some wind, rain, and maybe power outages, but that’s nothing compared to what other states further south are getting hit with. I’m thankful that my only concern is preparing for possible power outages, and not my family’s very safety!

From the learning rooms… we’re starting our Thanksgiving unit study this week. I’ve heard a lot of really good stuff about the Amanda Bennett unit studies, and I’m excited about trying this one out!

From the kitchen… baking a batch of bread this morning just in case we lose power.

I am wearing… black pants and a blue t-shirt.

I am creating… a knitted teacup. I’m trying out one to see if it works out. Depending on how the finished product turns out, I may knit the rest of the set for Munchkin for Christmas.

I am going… to get a load of towels started as soon as I finish this post.

I am reading… A Year of Learning Dangerously¸ and I’m just finishing up the last chapter. I also started Hope for the Weary Mom, because I sure do need to read it right about now!

I am hoping… that my friends stay safe!

I am hearing… kiddos debating what to do next. It’s fun to hear them tossing out ideas!

Pondering these words… “The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Around the house… containers are filled with water, and things outside that might blow around have been put in the shed.

One of my favorite things… is Rolos. I picked up a roll of them on a whim. I’d forgotten how much I like caramel!

A few plans for the rest of the week: Starting our Thanksgiving unit study, working on a couple of reviews of Christmas books, and working on Christmas gifts!

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