outside my window . . . most of the leaves have fallen, but the trees are still clinging to quite a few. The raking will continue for a few more weeks. Today is beautifully sunny and makes the remaining leaves look like amber jewels.
listening to . . . dogs excitedly running to the backdoor for their morning romp. Hubby trying to quietly let them out.
wearing . . . still in my fuzzy blue robe, soon to be in my running clothes. Later? No idea.
pondering . . . appreciating moments, activities, and things for their simple "goodness" with no thought to achieving some goal through them... and productivity as vanity
reading . . . "No God Zone" by Cristina Odone (Kindle Single)
creating . . . a crocheted infinity scarf for myself, and soon to start the same for the girls.
around the house . . . laundry has piled up in the laundry room and den. Time to get my laundry-helper (Kalliope) on the job! Still have towers of boxes to dismantle.
from the kitchen . . . leftovers tonight for dinner. Need to make pasta salad for lunches at CC the next two days.
real education in our home . . . the girls and I finished A Samurai's Tale last week and have now started Watership Down. I'm sure Kalliope doesn't get most of it, but that's ok!
rhythm and beauty in our home . . . still finding my footing here in this new house, and in this new phase of life (teaching outside the home). I'm finding it is very odd how a home can shape your family life.
the church year in our home . . . Advent is just around the corner. We had a family meeting last night to discuss some of our Advent and Christmas activities.
one of my favorite things . . . my new favorite tea: cinnamon spice.
recent milestones . . . Athos has submitted his first two (of about 8) college applications! (Elon U and Chapel Hill)
the week ahead . . . the week is half over, already! School and co-op preparation today, Challenge tomorrow, and Foundations on Friday. Need to prepare my tutor gifts for the Foundations group as Friday is our last day before Christmas!
picture thoughts . . .
|Our Artemisia-designed All Hallow's Eve pumpkins|