Outside my window…5:59 and 65 degrees. Dark and wet, as a thunderstorm just passed through.
I am thinking…About school. Yes, we are laboring on Labor Day. I am adding the spelling programs to our curriculum this week, and hoping to do a better job of things this week than in the first two.
I am thankful for…Gemma sleeping better these days. It means she is up more during the day, but at least she isn't going to sleep at midnight! Last night she was a little congested, but for the most part she slept well for the fourth night in a row.
From the kitchen...Banana nut muffins and yogurt with blueberries.
I am creating…Una's sweater. Nearly done with the back. It is a lovely deep red that is perfect for autumn and winter.
I am reading… other than my Bible, I have been reading the library books I checked out on Australia (for geography) and ancient Egypt (for history).
I am hoping...for a productive week with time for some of the fun stuff!
I am hearing…the dryer (no hanging out laundry today!) and Sebastian turning the pages of a book in the livingroom.
A few plans for the rest of the week: make a fresh batch of play-dough and a couple of gallons of laundry soap; give Bret and Sebastian haircuts; bake a cake for the Blessed Mother's birthday tomorrow.
I am praying...for my sister's various challenges right now; for my friend Cindy, who is pregnant and whose family just got over a horrendous intestinal virus (two bathrooms can never be enough when 11 people are ill!); for God's will to be done in our home and for a spirit of joy and peace in our family. The bickering in this house between siblings is more stressful to me than just about anything else.
A Picture Thought: Gemma napping on the bed while I was tidying the bedroom. Aren't tiny baby fingers just the sweetest thing?Take a look at what others are doing in their daybooks at Peggy's.