Outside my window: Overcast skies. Carl the kamikaze cardinal bonking on the window. His Mate Carly answering from a safer and wiser spot in the tree.
I am thinking: many things really. About our young peoples, how to wisely train and discipline the three youngest, why I am so tired all the time...
I am thankful: for normal summer temperatures, that despite the heat of last week most of the vegetable garden is thriving, for the gentle breeze blowing through the house -- it means we can turn the air conditioning off again and save on hydro!
In the kitchen: nothing yet, but butter chicken is on the menu, and hopefully gooseberry pie or zucchini crisp for dessert.
I am wearing: super comfy baggy sweatpants, t-shirt, and flip flops.
I am creating: dishcloths. Exciting, I know, but I just can't seem to move past the simple knitting.
I am going: back and forth to the pool all week. Swim team and dropping a boy off and/or picking him up from work. To bring the Boy to the eye doctor for prescription sunglasses. Possibly go to see my family doctor re. the migraines.
I am wondering: hoo boy! When am I not wondering? Oh so many things! Biggest thing lately, how to make this summer memorable in a positive way. How to make exercising for me enjoyable and something I want to do.
I am reading: to the four youngest: Little House on the Prairie, to the ten year old: What's the Big Deal? Why God Cares About Sex, to the thirteen year old: Facing the Facts The Truth About Sex and You, to myself: Wuthering Heights, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Dragon Rider.
I am hoping: for some rain so that I don't have to water, and that it stays a quiet week.
I am looking forward to: Hmmmm, there is really nothing exciting even on the horizon, but that's okay. I like quiet.
I am learning: that teenagers are so fun! I love raising teenagers. They are challenging and interesting.
Around the house: dog hair, books being read by family members on every level surface, unmade beds, some dirty dishes, the older childrens' laundry still not put away. Yes, it's a mess.
I am pondering: whether to start attacking the paper piles hidden in the basement after I get some of the daily mess cleaned up.
A favorite quote for today: "You can't save people. You can just love them."
One of my favorite things: Fresh in season fruit.
A few plans for the rest of the week: freeze zucchini and Swiss chard, vacuum around the house, clean some bathrooms, weed the last few rows in the vegetable garden, nap (yes, I'm admitting it), go to the library, read, finish photos for print for a client...
A peek into my day:
How is your week shaping up? Are you looking forward to lots on the agenda, or are you hoping for a quiet week like I am?