Outside my windows… sunshine and snow. We were rather surprised that our first snowstorm of the winter turned out to be a rather nasty blizzard!
Inside my house… are three boxes of books to take to the thrift store. I’m surprised by the number of duplicate books that I still had on my bookshelves from back when I merged Mom’s books with mine.
Counting 1000 gifts… thankful for heat and electricity this morning! We lost electricity for about 18 hours over Sunday and Monday. We have a propane heater that we can use when the power is out, but it doesn’t keep the house quite as toasty as the coal stove does.
Prayers of the heart… so many things heavy on my heart lately that I’m not free to share publically. Praying for myself and for friends.
What the (not quite so) little ones are up to… LEGO club magazines arrived today, so the older kids are engrossed in those! Little Guy has taken to drawing and tracing stencils lately, so he is busy at the table with paper and (washable!) markers.
From my playlist… We Dream of a Kingdom by Greg Long.
From my reading list… I just picked up the kindle edition of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. I’ve heard a few recommendations, and it sounds like a book I’d find helpful.
From my needlework basket… more Christmas knitting going on!
In the learning room… I’m deciding what to do this year that’s Thanksgiving themed. We’ve done the Amanda Bennett unit study in the past, and it’s a great study. I think it’s a little more than I want to tackle this year though. A good read-aloud and gratitude journals might be just about right.
Random ramblings… I ordered a Melissa and Doug “playdoh” set as a Christmas gift for Little Guy. It arrived in the mail today and my IT staff’s comment was, “You’ll regret that. He’ll love it, but you’ll regret it!” He’s right too! I’ll wonder what I was thinking when I’m peeling little bits of dough off every chair in the dining room!
Profound ponderings… “Write hard and clear about what hurts.” – Ernest Hemingway
Caught on film…