Outside my window… half the leaves have fallen, and the day is overcast. I’m wondering if we’ll get some rain today.

I am thinking… about an article I’m working on and what I need to edit.

I am thankful for… a coal stove that is once again working!

From the learning rooms… this is our week off, so the kids get a break. I’ll be lesson planning for the next six weeks.

From the kitchen… I’ve been trying out green smoothies.

I am wearing… jeans, pumpkin orange tee, and a plaid shirt.

I am creating… sweaters for the kids. It’s a Christmas project, but they don’t read my blog yet, so it’s safe for me to mention it here.

I am going… to lock myself in the closet with the computer and finish my writing. (It would probably be a better idea if I had a closet with a door and a laptop.)

I am reading… My Beloved and My Friend by Hal and Melanie Young. Look for the review here on my blog later this month!

I am hoping… to get this article finished this morning. It’s hard to write a Christmas theme piece in October.

I am hearing… Bonfire Heart by James Blunt. I stumbled across it last night, and it’s a really catchy song.

Pondering these words… “Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” – C.S. Lewis

Around the house… my IT staff is home from a week and a half photo trip. I’ve got the laundry done, now to finish unpacking the stuff in the dining room…

One of my favorite things… is knitting and a cup of hot tea.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Lesson planning, writing, laundry, cooking, hopefully some sewing, and maybe a nap one of the days this week.

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