....cool, slow rain. It rained most of the night, I think. It's predicted to rain most of the day and some of tomorrow, too. That's alright. I think it would take weeks of rain to make up for the drought we've had. I suspect we will not have much color this fall at all, sadly.
Outside my window...
Outside my window...
I am thinking......about high school love. It's so different being on the parent side.
I am thankful for......a day off school. Joshua is off for a diocesan in-service day, so I get a day to plan lessons and he gets to do his homework. I suppose the other two get a true break.
From the learning rooms......week five. I still have not caught up in Faith's science labs, so we'll do that today -- now we have two weeks to catch up on instead of one. I haven't been as good about planning her Wednesday work, but we've had such busy weeks between Labor Day and her being sick (and now in-service days) that our Wednesdays have been catch-ups instead of enrichment. She keeps asking when I'm going to teach her a running stitch (Sewing with St. Anne). Mommy guilt. We haven't been doing Latin regularly either -- gotta step that up (do you see how I focus on what I'm not doing?).
From the kitchen...... I planned for Blackened Chicken and Pepper Corn, but if it's raining later I might have to rethink that.
I am wearing......khaki pants, a blue knit v-neck shirt, Birkies.
I am creating......I'm on the second half of Rachel's scarf. I haven't had much knitting time lately. I actually haven't had much sitting time at all (let's have a pity party!).
I am reading......E.B. White's Second Tree from the Corner, a collection of short stories. Short stories are about all I have time for these days, and I like that I can read one in the time it takes to dry my hair. ;-)
Actually I truly didn't know that E.B. White was such a prolific writer of "grown-up" material. I enjoy his tone, and rather frank attitude.
I am hoping......for a nice quiet week. Last week was crazy and I cannot maintain that level of activity for long.
I am hearing......the fish tank bubbling. Everyone else is still sleeping.
Around the house......laundry and tidying up after the weekend. Normally I come out of the weekend with a pretty clean house, but this weekend was not normal. Josh had a friend sleep over last night and when he's gone we'll do a whole-house sweep.
One of my favorite things......something baking in the oven. There are cinnamon rolls rising in the kitchen. I can't wait until they are baking and we can smell their buttery cinnamoniness.
A few plans for the rest of the week......life, the best kind -- no official plans, nothing on my calendar. We'll go to Mass on Wednesday, the Feast of the Archangels, and celebrate St. Therese's feast day on Friday. I love the first week in October -- great feast days! The novena to Our Lady of the Rosary begins on Wednesday. I think it might be time for another rosary giveaway. Stay tuned...