Thursday, February 2, 2012

Today

Outside My Window:
Ominous snow clouds are overlapping the mountains, maybe just maybe winter will arrive sometime this season. In the meantime I'm not complaining about the unseasonably warm temperatures.

I am listening to:
H color on the floor, and asking me to help herm "I'm waaaaaiting..." is something I just heard.

I am so grateful for:
Being two steps away from 'done' with taxes. Our goal is the first week of Feb each year, its nice to get'em done.

I am reading:
'Boys Adrift' by Dr. Leonard Sax, its slow going I'm not really in the reading mood. Dang pinterest!

In the garden:
Rumor has it that we should water the yard once a month. So I'm going to try and remember in Feb. Also we're considering a lawn service this year... its a thought... And in miraculous news, I bought a Geranium last summer that I pulled in this past fall and said to myself "Well there's a first time for everything, maybe I can keep this sucker alive through the winter" Well...so far so good. It's sitting on our kitchen table right next to a very bright window. We haven't been given any blooms on it since the summer and I wonder if that has to do with direct sunlight, and maybe heat? Anyone know? I'm just thrilled that its still alive!

What we are learning:
H:Remember how H just started at a new school, well in the course of the month she has almost all her letters down (lower case and capital) by sight. I'm pretty excited for her and she's loving all the new things she's learning!
R:Glory Hallelujah, this child has started to read independently at night! He also has been loving reading aloud to us too which is really nice. I've been able to just lay out his homework and he completes it on his own! What?!?! Where did my frustrated, ornery, complaining first grader go. Far away hopefully...far far away.
Me: Dedication. Still working on the working out thing. I can easily accomplish two workouts a week. Three though is a challenge so this month that's my goal, three workouts a week, no options. I'll let you know.
Mountain Man: He's still taking that nice long deep breath.

One of my favorite things:
The public Library. I have so many friends that haven't darkened the door of their public library since childhood. When I hear this I just simply encourage them with my library joy! We get movies, audio books, books for the kids, books for mom and dad, highly anticipated books, oldie but goodie books. Books I want to 'preview' before I consider buying them. And miraculously I have not spent a fortune on books for my classroom b/c the ole public library has been my source for unit themed books. In my opinion, The Public Library is one of the best ideas anyone ever came up with.

H this week:
As you know she's had glasses for almost 6 months, and we bought the optional ginormous warranty and this week she got crystal clear brand new lenses for free! Her whole world is much clearer. Oh and she can buckle her own seat belt now. Its the little things people.

R this week:

"I love Reading, and I love School!" Proof that prayers of a parent's heart are heard.

From the Kitchen
Nothing crazy, BUT R has started eating EVERYTHING we put in front of him and H has started being picky. Apparently they had a secret meeting and decided it was time to tag team, 'm on to them and their schemes.


Til next time, remember to find beauty in your midst!
~me

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