Outside my window...it is unreasonably hot for October.
I am thinking...that I should have better prepared myself mentally when I went to the eye specialist today.
I am thankful for... my eye specialist who is both amazingly skilled and compassionate, and I am also thankful for my friend, J'Nessa, who is willingly taking Ava to dance class tonight so that Eric can work since I can't drive until tomorrow.
I am wearing...white capri pants and a green top.
I am remembering... the mallard ducks that lived in my back yard when I was a little girl.
I am creating...a better recipe organizational system.
I am going... to pick apples this week. It keeps getting pushed-off, but this week? We're picking apples!
I am reading... Miss Katie's Rosewood by Michael Phillips, one of my favorite authors.
I am hoping... that I can see out of my left eye soon.
On my mind... failure. Sometimes, I have what can only be thought of as supreme motherhood failures, and I fear those moments will be forever etched into the minds of my children.
From the learning rooms... Columbus Day, mummies, oil pastels, The Wild Horses of Sweetbriar, The Magician's Nephew and writing short stories.
Noticing that... Lukas really needs something more from us right now.
From the kitchen... maple pecan glazed pork loin, quinoa stuffed acorn squash, spinach quiche, pumpkin bread and kreplach...all new recipes which I tried over the weekend.
Around the house... there are lots of kid things. A Lincoln Log village and train in the living room, school books on the couch, pink and black striped socks in the dining room and black sweatpants on the other end of the couch. Two someones need to do a 5 minute living area recovery.
One of my favorite things... discovering new places to explore within our city. Yesterday, we adventured to Scioto Audoban Metropark.
Praying for... myself. I'm falling apart. Back/hip trouble. Head cold. Eye injection. I need some healing prayers, readers!
A verse to share... In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:4-6
A lyric or two...
The Christmas bells are ringing,
Good tidings bringing.
The carolers are singing,
Everyone is ready to go.
(Hey, it's been stuck in my head for weeks, so I thought I would share it with you too.)
Here's a link to the musical I'm directing if you want to hear a clip: CLICK HERE.
A few plans for the week... all the normal stuff plus apple picking, pumpkin gathering, and either a trip to the zoo or swimming depending on both the condition of my back and the weather.
A picture thought...
Ava wearing the united crowns of Ancient Egypt. I love that her eyes are shining in this photo. She's my beautiful little gal.