Outside my window… it’s sunny and beautiful, and the fall air is crisp.

I am thinking… about story ideas, though I have plenty of other projects to focus on. I’ve learned some new things about a character this week. Of course, I sound crazy when I say things like that.

I am thankful for… the chance to snuggle up with my kids and enjoy a DVD. Their observations and commentary on a movie is certainly entertaining too!

From the learning rooms… Our first week went well! I think we all like the books that we’re using this year.

From the kitchen… I made a batch of molasses cookies yesterday. The kiddos have assured me that I’m a good cookie baker.

I am wearing… jeans and a red cabled sweater that I finished knitting this summer. I’ve been waiting for cooler weather so that I could finally wear it.

I am creating… another sweater. I had to frog (knitter’s term for unravel) a sweater that was nearly done because I had knit the wrong size.

I am going… to need to decide what to do with my hair this week. I’ve been coloring it this summer, but I can’t decide whether or not to keep up with it.

I am reading… Numb. Actually, I started and finished it this past week. It was a really intriguing science fiction novel. I’m still mulling over what I read, so I know it was a good book!

I am hoping… that my IT staff gets home this afternoon. I’m not expecting him back from his trip until this evening, but it would be nice to see him a bit earlier than expected.

I am hearing… kiddos playing in the next room, and Aiwendil chirping away.

Pondering these words… “What a cruel thing war is… to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.” – Robert E. Lee

Around the house… I think I may have to pull out the kids’ fall clothes this week.

One of my favorite things… is my toddler holding out his arms and saying, “Mama, HUG!”

A few plans for the rest of the week: School, writing, laundry, and coming up with a good cake idea for my sister’s birthday.

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