Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I did not intend to take this long blog break. It just happened and was so very necessary. I may have done years worth of living in the last two months. I really wish I had the energy to post quick little one liners with a photo of the many things we have done, but it just was not meant to be. I want to continue on my 100 photos project and get back to posting at least a couple of times a week. My family and life have required all of my time and for them I will not apologize for any absence. I hope you'll stop back by to see what we are up to.
For today... Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Outside my window... tut-tut it looks like rain? The heat has been oppressive but is expected to break the end of the week, thank goodness.
I am thinking... how strange July will be with two young men gone...far away.
I am thankful for... modern medicine and the years that many are allowed due to its advancement. I am amazed at how, a diagnosis that was once a death sentence, are now approached optimistically.
From the learning rooms... math, summer reading, evaluations, cleaning out and movies...the educational type.
I am wearing... my hair pulled up to beat the heat, and extra lavender/patchouli deodorant.
I am creating... a sock monkey with Hannah and a sock pony with Rebekah and a banner for the studio out of the fabric stash. It is so nice to be in the studio creating with the girls. Yesterday they spent a lot of time doing their own embroidery creations.
I am going... to help my two biggest boys finish getting ready for a month trek across America. A friend called to let me know the Today Show was covering Arches National Park this morning. I want to go with them and hike the Fiery Furnace.
I am reading... The Enemy Within by Kris Lundgaard a book about the power and defeat of sin, something I would like to conquer.
I am praying for... yet another 40 year young friend battling cancer, that God would water the seeds planted at VBS last week, a young man recovering from being caught in a boat propeller, and my brother.
Pondering these words~I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. Helen Keller...it is nice to be reminded that I do not have to do more than what He has called me to and that this is a noble task.
From the kitchen... watermelon and lots of it. This is the best watermelon season we have had in the last 10 years and we are loving it. Meals will be a little smaller cooking for for 5 instead of 7. A new yogurt recipe and waffles made with sour raw milk. A new batch of soap must get done so that it can be curing.
I am hoping... my two big guys have the time of their lives on this trip. I am hoping they will keep me well informed of where they are and I can let you know. I am hoping my parents can stay healthy and strong through this entire trip.
I am hearing... the rooster crow and summer bugs.
Around the house...
piles of laundry, packing lists, mountains of laundry (someone put in a movie), and a lot of extra work in the business for me and Caleb with the big boys away ~ we can do it.
One of my favorite things... afternoon summer storms.
A few plans for the rest of the week: getting two boys on the road and maybe a trip to the "beach house" (otherwise known as Nonna and Poppy's house, they live in the mountains during the summer) for the rest of us.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing... practicing violin between her supper preparation.
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