Outside my window...the sun is just rising. The sky is faintly pink and it looks cold and quiet across the snowy yard.
I am thinking...about the strange week ahead. Not quite past the holidays, definitely not back to normal and not quite fresh and New Year either. A strange week.
I am thankful for...a warm home, healthy kiddos, a well-behaved puppy, a loving husband, a patient God.
From the learning rooms...Emma cannot wait for each new day. She keeps saying, "What's next MomE?" Caleb is continuing to declare that he "wants to obey" well past the time that he should have done so.
From the kitchen...Taco Tuesday was such a hit we will keep it in the New Year. I think I will consider some variations, like other Mexican side dishes...or the occasional enchilada, quesadilla, etc.
I am wearing...still in my jammies...I'll get to it soon. Something WARM.
I am creating...curtains. I am going to make some for our SS room. The sun hits the kids in the eyeballs during the lesson every week. The other teacher has them, as does the nursery. They are a lovely warm brown with understated turquoise paisley. Half-shash.
I am going...to a friends house to play with her new Cricut and let my kids get out of the house!
I am reading...Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and Humility: True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney
I am hoping...the puppy doesn't mind being alone this morning. I have guilt about ever leaving the house. Sigh!
I am hearing...cartoons and little voices as they awake this morning.
Around the house...the Christmas things are put away. It all feels so wonderful to have my house back!
One of my favorite things...petting warm puppy belly...in addition to my normal coffee and Bible mornings!
A few plans for the rest of the week...ham and bean soup for New Year's...and letting the kids stay up late for the first time.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...