Outside my window… so much of the snow is gone, but I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of it.

I am thinking… about Mom a lot lately. There’s a story there. Well, lots of stories! I’m still sorting through which story it is that I’m supposed to write.

I am thankful for… 12 extra years. In 1997 Mom was in a terrible car accident, that by all appearance, she shouldn’t have survived. God gave her 12 more years here on earth, and as much as I miss her, I’m so very thankful for those 12 years.

From the learning rooms… I’ve been letting Munchkin and Mr. Q do some of the reading aloud for the subjects we do all together. I’m glad that they see reading as a reward, rather than a chore.

From the kitchen… homemade pizza for dinner. That’s always a winner when there are kids in the house.

I am wearing… grey pants and a pink and grey striped sweatshirt.

I am creating… a sweater for me. Actually, I’m hoping to finish up a couple of them that have been “in-progress” for too long. I’d better get them done now before I start knitting for Christmas…

I am going… to have to try a test batch of cotton candy cake. This is what my Munchkin wants for her birthday, but I think it would be a good idea to try it out ahead of time. Just in case.

I am reading… Desperate by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson. It’s definitely giving me something to think about.

I am hoping… that we’re over the worst of the cold weather this winter. I can hope, right?

I am hearing… Little Guy practicing his new vocabulary. It makes me smile to hear him.

Pondering these words… “It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.” – Patrick Henry

Around the house… our science project is starting to sprout! I don’t know who is more excited about this, the kids… or me!

One of my favorite things… kids settled in bed with goodnight kisses, homemade quilts, and flashlights for reading books.

A few plans for the rest of the week: I have some writing to finish up, and of course all of the usual stuff.

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