Outside my window......it's very chilly this morning (38 degrees F). I just spoke to my oldest on the phone. He was walking to his first class and all he could say was "It's so cold...it's so cold..." Of course, he was only wearing a hoodie. It feels cold first thing in the morning, but for the rest of the day it feels great. I am hoping to hold off turning on the furnace until November. Will I make it?
I am thinking......about meeting some online friends. I even dreamed about it. Margaret has us all thinking.
I am thankful for......a full pantry, a warm (relatively) dry house, and (mostly) working appliances. My husband has a job and I am very thankful. It's the simple things, like being warm and dry, that make me truly thankful.
From the lesson plans......Wednesday is our light day, relatively speaking. Noah has gym class and Faith has Little Flowers this afternoon. We usually eat lunch out on Wednesdays too, to break up the monotony.
From the kitchen......I'm trying a new recipe tonight. I'm hoping it tastes as good as it looks because it looks really good.
I am wearing......khaki pants, a red and white blouse, Haflinger clogs. After I posted this I added bronze Our Lady of Guadalupe earrings and a favorite pair of socks, and I have to ask if anyone else is favorably or unfavorably affected by socks, or am I just weird like that?
I am creating......a wool gaiter to match the hat I finished last week to give to some poor soul with a cold head and neck. Also a beautiful purple rosary and matching chaplet for a sweet man to give to his wife.
I am reading......Fatherless -- it's not what I expected, but I'm not sure what I expected.
I am hoping......that the pain in my tail bone will go away. It's hard to stand up and sit down. I think it's arthritis, possibly cold-weather onset?
I am hearing......Faith chatting about getting school done, and it's only 8:27 a.m. Now she's getting breakfast.
Around the house......laundry, dog-hair-and-leaf containment (sweeping), and lots of dishes. The part needed for the dishwasher is on backorder until November 15. I'm gonna have some dishpan hands when it's all said and done.
I am going......to deliver loaves of Rye Bread to Sister Margaret and Mrs. Pena (Joshua's French teacher) this morning, then to lunch, then to gym, then to Little Flowers. It's a running around day.
One of my favorite things......fall weather. I love cold, I love gray, I love windy. I'm a little odd that way.
A few plans for the rest of the week......Adoration and Confession tomorrow evening, and a football game on Friday night. Josh, Faith and I are going to go to his girlfriend's game to watch her play in the band.
A picture thought......some fall color. Unfortunately most of the leaves are just falling off instead of turning -- too much dry weather.