OUTSIDE MY WINDOW::
Snow! It has stopped snowing, but there is a light dusting. I am honestly, seriously craving a good big cozy snow. The kind that makes the world quiet and the house cozy. I even prayed for it today. Haters gonna hate, but snow is magic to me.
WHAT I'M LISTENING TO::
The sound of Caiden's story playing quietly and the incredible comfort of our big, noisy box fan.
WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO/DREAMING OF ::
I am dreaming of taking sailing lessons for my 40th birthday this summer.
THANKFUL FOR ::
Hope. And Joy.
The brain (again). This time, particularly the mystery of memory and how it works. I often have completely random memories pop into my brain. The lake by my Grandma's house. The sound of the diving board in the neighborhood pool outside my window. A comment from someone from years and years ago. Weird, random, non-related snippets of memory that come up while I'm teaching or sitting in church or doing life. The mystery is: what triggers these memories? What determines when they pop up? I need to get a book about it.
Speaking of remembering....the memory of sitting on the front step with my Grandma Parsons taking tiny sips of her early morning coffee after checking on the dew-damp garden. Precious. Priceless. Random.
TO LIVE THE LIFE ::
I have been sitting here for a long time, fingers on keys, trying to decide what to write for this section tonight. This is the section where I reflect on things God is teaching me. Weak areas to tackle. Going "farther up and farther in." But I honestly don't know where to begin here tonight. I am thankful for spiritual peace. I am convicted by Truth and comforted by Grace. One of the things I am trying to do is make reading the Word a more consistent priority. I am enjoying reading the Chronological Bible (above) in NIV. This is not usually our translation of choice, but the language is bringing out so many things to me this time. Questions. Lots of questions. Thankfully I sleep with a PhD in Theology who values the Word more than anything else in His life and knows it precisely.
TOWARDS RAISING HUNGRY LEARNERS ::
I consider myself an "afterschooler". Past preschool and kindergarten, it has never been the right decision for us to homeschool. But we have homeschooler hearts. I used to have nature notebooks and all sorts of grand plans. These days my biggest learning goal for my kids is pretty simple: READ GOOD BOOKS!
A FEW PLANS FOR THIS WEEK::
David has been gone to the Phillippines, speaking at Pastors conferences for a couple of weeks. He comes home on Tuesday night!
Friday (Homeschooling & Family Day): Eye exams for kids, homework/reading/practice time, and something fun. The kids are saying they want to stay home tomorrow. So I'm hoping to do some Valentiney activities.
Saturday (Cleaning and Church Prep)
Sunday: Worship with our amazing Church Family. Love them. so much.
Monday: (Date Day): No hubby here to date, so I am spending these Mondays he is gone trying to make some serious headway on my desk. I am not good at paper management.
Tuesday: (Errands Day): I am thinking of trying out a new Weight Watchers meeting on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays. I don't like doing my errands on Wednesdays because Wednesday nights are cray-cray around here.