I am hearing... I am hearing my music from my playlist playing quietly in the background. I can also hear the sounds of play from my little student.
I am hoping... I am hoping that the Lord answers prayers for me and so many others who desire answers.
From the learning rooms... More of the same from last week. ED, ING endings, double digit addition, Writing sentences on his own with two words as inspriation. I let him use big boy paper and pencils for school this week and it improved his penmanship 85%.
I am thankful for... I am thankful to have had many friendships over the years that have been near and dear to me. Karen's post summed up how I feel about all my blog friends!
From the kitchen... I think it will be catch what you can for dinner tonight. I think the menu says baked potato, salad or leftovers. We've been very good this week at eating leftovers for our lunches. My favorite #2 son and I went on a date today and ate a huge lunch. It was so tasty though. He almost finished an adult size bacon cheeseburger , plus he had half of a peanut butter milkshake and some french fries!! I am still so full I feel like...puking. Lunch was over 4 hours ago!!
(that is just HIS lunch!)
I am wearing... Jeans and a red, long sleeved tee. I cut my hair again last Saturday. My husband thinks it's too short now. I only cut 1/2" off. There is about 3/4" more and it will be my own hair color God gave me for all my wisdom!! Proverbs 16:31 "The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness."
(The one on the bottom is either a light jacket or 3/4 sleeve blouse. It's a beautiful grape purple color.)
We visited the thrift store on our date today and found some assorted tops. Some for me and some for Daddy.
I am reading... I am reading the Sean and Leanne Touhy book, "In A Heartbeat". I loved their story, and the movie. I believe the Lord has really blessed their lives because of how they give of themselves. I have only made it page 64 so far.
An excerpt from the book am sharing with you. . .
2 Corinthians 9:7 "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."
"Giving shouldn't always be a prescribed ritual or ceremony; it doesn't need to accompanied by properly stamped paperwork. If we worried less about the procedures and methods of giving and concentrated more on a giving state of mind, we might have more to offer than we knew.
It pained us to know that we too often failed at the simplest kind of giving. While we were waiting for a great cause, or focused agenda, we chose not to notice someone standing right in front of us. We looked right past the woman in the grocery store taking things out of her basket because she was short on cash or the elderly man in line at CVS.
Ultimately, we agreed that by embracing a smaller and more cheerful kind of giving, we might ease a lot of everyday problems. . .do small things with great love."
In A Heartbeat by Leigh Anne and Sean Touhy excerpt from page 21 and 22
I am praying... I am praying for strength and endurance for #1 son. Wisdom, guidance, direction for him and us too. Praying for the desires of my heart. Praying still for David. He had to pay his first months rent after Mickey's passing. He wrote a check on a joint account and Mickey's guardian failed to tell David there was not enough money in the account to cover that check. They (David and Mickey's guardian) were supposed to go to the bank together Monday and get that sorted out.
My husband just sent me these pictures we took on his phone of Mickey and David after church October 31st at Fudrucker's Burgers.
I am creating... #2 son is attending a prince and princess birthday party on Saturday. We are creating a jeweled crown and adding some beads to his outfit this afternoon.
I have a package to mail to a special friend. I have also cut #2 son's hair today. Whew, I think I have been busy today.
(after the cut...bathing with all the army men he purchased at the thrift store.)
Some of my favorite things...
my handsome #2 son
A chicken display at Burlington Coat Factory.
Bungalow houses are a favorite of mine.
A few plans for the rest of the week... nothing planned so far. Monday afternoon I will watch baby Ariya so her Momma can attend big sister's Valentine party at school. Maybe one last dinner date with those girls next week. They are moving to the DC area shortly.
Something to share... It's been so stinking cold. Too cold for much activity. I've stayed home and stayed huddled on my warm bed with my kitty. I've seen some great blogs on decorating. (I can tell it's time to move again when I start thinking about decorating a new place!)
Have a great weekend!!