Outside my window… we have alternated between sun and rain today, but at least the rain has cooled things off a bit.

I am thinking… about an article I’m working on, and what freedom in Christ really means.

I am thankful for… a set of bunk beds for the older boys that God provided!

From the learning rooms… the LEGO unit study was a hit last week! I was going to do a whole post on that, but review and article writing has been taking up my writing moments! So here’s the link to the lapbook and unit study. Some of the links in it no longer work, but I just did a quick google search to find the information elsewhere. Younger kids will need help with some of it. I had to skip the multiplication activity with Mr. Q because we haven’t tackled that yet in school.

From the kitchen… a couple of over-ripe bananas turned into banana bread. The kiddos assure me that it’s DELICIOUS.

I am wearing… grey pants and a grey Red Sox t-shirt. No, I don’t actually follow baseball (or any sport for that matter).

I am creating… a hat for myself to go with the fingerless mitts that I just finished. They are both knit in a lovely striped yarn called New England Fall. I couldn’t resist a yarn with that name, could I?

I am going… or rather; I already went to the grocery store with Little Guy today. I scored another kids book for a quarter there! Our local grocery store has a bookshelf for people to donate books. You can purchase the children’s books for just a quarter, and the proceeds go to charity.

I am reading… Firebird, Ten Girls Who Changed the World, Washington’s Lady, Thriving in the 21st Century, and Things We Wish We’d Known. All but one are books for review, whew!

I am hoping… for a bit more peace in the midst of it all.

I am hearing… songs that have been taking me down memory lane. Some remind me of my time in Costa Rica in 1998 and the wonderful people who were there with me. Some of them are songs that were Mom’s favorites. I’m finding encouragement in both.

Pondering these words… “Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ― Corrie ten Boom

Around the house… some of the kiddos have the sniffles… I’m sort of hoping that if I get enough sleep and drink enough water I won’t catch it.

One of my favorite things… is seeing my baby run into my arms!

A few plans for the rest of the week: Working on doing a bit of reorganizing in our dining/music/school room now that I have more shelf space.

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