Outside my window… it’s grey, brown, cold, and rainy. We may still be burning coal come May.

I am thinking… about the writing that I have to catch up on now that we are healthy and have running water again!

I am thankful for… the water in our basement being kept at bay by the sump pump. It’s been exciting around here the past couple of weeks between bouts of the stomach flu, three days with no running water, and a flooded basement.

From the learning rooms… I collected various dirt samples this weekend for an experiment. We’re getting close to done with our math curriculum this year too. Strangely enough we usually finish that first!

From the kitchen… Earl Grey Moonlight tea from Adagio. It’s a slightly mellow Earl Grey blend with notes of vanilla. I like it quite a bit!

I am wearing… black pants, green top, and lamenting the fact that it’s still too cold for my Trusty Purple Crocs…

I am creating… a sweater. Well, I’m still working on it. It’s the one I’ve been working on since the Rav Games back in February. I’ve got a sleeve and a half left to do. I’d be further along if I hadn’t goofed and had to rip out half a sleeve…

I am going… to try and plant some pansies this year. (If it warms up, that is!) Mom used to have these brick planters full of pansies, and I always loved them. Pansies always remind me of Mom.

I am reading… The Joy of Relationship Homeschooling by Karen Campbell. I’ve had the pleasure of “meeting” Karen online a couple of years ago. I’m always excited when a friend has a book published!

I am hoping… to build my own brick planter this year. I have no idea what I’m doing of course, but I’ll just figure it out as I go along. (Any tips?)

I am hearing… “Pushing on a Pull Door” by for King & Country. I discovered them quite by accident, and I’ve been listening to them a lot ever since.

Pondering these words… “It’s hard when you miss people. But, you know, if you miss them it means you were lucky. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing.” – Nathan Scott

Around the house… I have a pansy plant on the dining room table. It’s still much too cold to plant anything outside, but I’m hoping that I can keep this little plant alive long enough to transplant once it warms up.

One of my favorite things… is painting my nails. I don’t actually wear makeup anymore, but I do love nail polish!

A few plans for the rest of the week: Laundry, studying, writing, and I’ll have to go to the grocery store sometime too. (How do these kids eat so much and stay skinny?!)

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