Outside my windows… the promised nor’easter has amounted to only rain at our house. I’m hoping it stays that way because snow in May is always a little depressing. (This is also why we don’t plant anything outside before Memorial Day!)

Inside my house… Espresso Brownies just came out of the oven. It’s a recipe from Mary DeMuth’s Irresistible Table cookbook. This recipe alone is worth buying the cookbook for!

Counting 1000 gifts… I’m thankful that despite the rain and cold, we have a stove and coal to keep our house warm.

Prayers of the heart… about exciting things on the horizon, and for wisdom when deciding where to go next.

What the (not quite so) little ones are up to… playing a rousing round of Cheaters Monopoly. Normally, we don’t allow cheating when playing a game, but this one is really funny! It’s hilarious when everyone is trying to be sneaky while keeping an eye on everyone else. Watch out for the quiet ones though, they sometimes take you by surprise and get away with more than anyone else!

From my playlist… Main Theme from “The Right Stuff” by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

From my reading list… I’m going back through Tamara Leigh’s Age of Faith series. I’ve read the books before, but every now and then I go back and read through them again because they are an enjoyable and relaxing read.

From my needlework basket… when I feel like quilting, I have another quilt that I decided to hand quilt in a moment of insanity. If I prefer to knit, I’ve got a lovely summer shawl knit out of cotton that’s getting close to being done.

In the learning room… the end of this week will see kids finishing their math and language arts curriculum for the year. We’ll be working on other subjects through July, and doing a few things to practice math and language arts skills. It’s nice to know that we have a somewhat lighter study load for the summer months though.

Random ramblings… writing an author bio is harder than writing actual articles, blog posts, or stories. I don’t know why, but this is absolutely true. My IT Staff agrees that photographer bios are harder to write than the most technical articles relating to advanced photography. Bios are hard!

Profound ponderings… “I have loved the stars to fondly to be fearful of the night.” — Line from “The Old Astronomer”

Caught on film…

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