Outside my window… it’s windy and cool today. The leaves are starting to turn and some are falling already.

I am thinking… about Thanksgiving and Christmas. The holidays are coming up fast.

I am thankful for… the opportunities that I’ve been given. Now to make the most of them!

From the learning rooms… the kiddos are working on a cryptogram right now. They were archeologists last week, and this week they’re linguists cracking the code.

From the kitchen… time to pull out some of the cold weather recipes and brew myself another cup of tea.

I am wearing… jeans, a Doctor Who t-shirt, and my IT staff’s cozy plaid shirt.

I am creating… mason jar soap dispensers! I’ve actually enjoyed using my dad’s knockout punch set to cut holes in the metal lids. Hand tools can be kind of fun and soothing, like knitting.

I am going… to be home this afternoon because I ran my errands this morning. Of course, I still forgot to drop off baby clothes at the thrift shop…

I am reading… Stealing the Preacher for review. It’s actually a cute story, and I have an excuse to read something fun!

I am hoping… that we get some pretty leaves this year. It’s been quite wet, so it likely won’t be as spectacular as other years. I’ll still enjoy what fall colors we get though.

I am hearing… the kids working together to solve their puzzle, and my IT staff typing away next to me.

Pondering these words… “…it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour…” – George Washington, from his Thanksgiving Proclamation

Around the house… the kiddos have their warm clothes pulled out of storage, and of course, everyone grew a size over the summer!

One of my favorite things… is living somewhere with changing seasons. Ironic considering how much I tend to dislike change, right?

A few plans for the rest of the week: Writing, educating, laundry, and maybe a few other things.

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