Outside my window… a lone lazy susan has grown several inches away from the flower bed. Guess she’s got a non-conformist, independent streak!

I am thinking… about some of the other things I want to add to our lessons. Now that we’re getting back into the swing of things I can add a few special extras! (Paper mache will not be one of them…)

I am thankful for… a home and hot meal to feed my family.

From the learning rooms… my kids don’t like paper mache. They boys wouldn’t even touch the glue, and after being convinced to try one strip of glue-coated newspaper, Munchkin decided that this was one craft project she didn’t want to do. The reason they gave for not wanting to use this particular medium? “I don’t really like getting messy.” Really. Since when????

From the kitchen… I think my IT staff is getting anxious for the season’s first batch of corn chowder.

I am wearing… black pants, grey t-shirt, and a pink fleece jacket.

I am creating… some knitted towels, and still working on a quilt or two when I have a spare minute.

I am going… to have to get the kids’ clothes switched over from warm weather to cold weather here soon. I’m working on doing it gradually as I do laundry, rather than all at once.

I am reading… well I just finished reading Unseen by John Hileman, and it was such a great book! I’ll definitely be writing a review of it, but don’t wait for my review, go read it now!

I am hoping… that this very un-spherical paper mache project will at least slightly resemble a proper globe… but I’m not holding my breath.

I am hearing… giggling kiddos.

Pondering these words… “Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.” – Unknown

Around the house… the smell of soup bubbling on the stove is nice. I always forget how nice it is until fall comes back around again.

One of my favorite things… is “morning cup of tea” weather.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Just the usual, lessons, projects, baking, and definitely laundry.

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