FOR TODAY… November 23, 2009
Outside my window…it was gray and gloomy this morning, but the sun has burned it all away. A few more days of 80 degree weather and then we're supposed to dip down into the mid to lower 70's for the rest of the week.
I am thinking… that I need to be more intentional about putting together a home medicine kit – things like Oscillococcinum and Emergen-C. I had to make a quick trip out last night for a few needs and it ended up costing me far more than I would have liked!
I am thankful for… my Mom (who can talk me out of dark places), the support and encouragement of my husband, a day with just the boy yesterday, time to create with the girl
From the learning rooms…I had intended to do a short week of school, but with everyone but me not feeling well I think we're going to scrap that idea. I"ll focus instead on putting the rest of our Advent studies in place for next Monday.
From the kitchen… with everyone not feeling well, I realized I'm out of chicken stock. There's a pot simmering on the stove and bread rising on the counter for supper. Pork chops tomorrow night, brinner (breakfast for dinner) on Wednesday and we'll spend Thanksgiving with family.
I am wearing… comfy black yoga pants and my sad, old purple t-shirt.
I am creating… Christmas lists, Advent studies and a wreath, a few new piecings, a calendar for the next 5 weeks.
I am going… to skip the Black Friday shopping frenzy if at all possible!
I am reading… Sense and Sensibility (still), Distracted (fascinating and a bit worrying) and getting ready to start my Advent study this weekend.
I am praying for… my Mom's surgery tomorrow, peace, hope, a lessening of the financial stress, health.
I am hearing… Tom and the kids have invaded the living room and are watching last night's Next Iron Chef.
Around the house… it's a bit of a mess…not too bad, but not where I'd like it to be. I'm hoping to slowly work on getting it organized this week.
One of my favorite things… A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is on Thursday evening. Someday, I'm going to do Thanksgiving Snoopy style!
A few plans for the rest of the week: it's going to be a busy one! Perhaps it's good we're taking a sick day today. Tom has a cook out planned for the Skate Park on Wednesday, we'll travel about an hour on Thursday for Thanksgiving, Friday is unload day for the tree lot at church and Saturday is Hanging of the Greens. I'm also planning to decorate our house on Friday and if I get crazy…I might just get a batch of lekucken going.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing…
Caleb as a page in last year's Christmas production at church. He gets to reprise the role this year and is so excited.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving week!
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