Outside my window… sunshine is streaming through the windows and ducks are visiting the pond. What a beautiful day!

I am thinking… about George Washington’s farewell address. Excellent advice therein! You can read it at the Avalon Project website.

I am thankful for… my IT staff being home! He was at the state Republican Convention this weekend, and while I’m glad he went, I’m very happy that he’s back home!

From the learning rooms… having some fun with our Olympic Games study and working more on mental math strategies with Munchkin.

From the kitchen… I’ll be starting some bread in the bread machine once I get this post done. I really enjoy the bread machine!

I am wearing… jeans, a Piano Guys t-shirt, and the trusty purple crocs.

I am creating… a valance for my kitchen and aprons. It’s nice to finally have a curtain for the window over my kitchen sink, and I think the new apron pattern I came across will be good for Christmas gifts.

I am going… to try out menu planning. Maybe that will make putting together my grocery list this week a bit easier.

I am reading… The Sound of Red Returning. I am SO enjoying this book! I’ll be reviewing it for Home Educating Family’s review site!

I am hoping… that I’ll be able to turn of the coal stove soon.

I am hearing… tales from my IT’s staff’s weekend and all about my sister’s adventures in New York.

Pondering these words… “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.” – George Washington’s Farewell Address

Around the house… the weekend was spent on some spring cleaning. I found some canned stuff on the tippy-top shelf of my panty that expired in 2009!

One of my favorite things… travel mugs that keep my tea warm.

A few plans for the rest of the week: School with the kiddos, menu planning and grocery shopping, and plenty of laundry.

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