Outside my window…school books cover the patio table.
I am remembering…this.
I am thankful for…for this dear friend. We’re so alike in so many ways…it makes it so easy to understand one another. Add to that the fact that she’s known me forever and it makes our friendship a bit like a pair of old jeans…comfortable, familiar and lovely.
I am watching…weeds sprout up all around us this spring, wondering if any of them happen to be useful. We recently went out to the Oso Wetlands Preserve and took a “Smarty Plants” tour with Sara. It was so fun to learn to identify plants in the wild…just too bad that the tour didn’t take place in my neighborhood…that would have been so useful!
I am listening…to the water run as Andrew fills up a container for another “experiment.” Who knew water and a color tablet could, repeatedly, be so fascinating?
I am wondering…which curriculum package to purchase for next year. Yep, I’m moving over to a boxed curriculum. I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments!
I am laughing…when I remember a conversation with Katie earlier this week. She was trying to get her bag zipped but it was really full and she was having trouble. She started screaming. I told her, “Screaming won’t help.” She screamed again just as the zipper gave way and the bag zipped shut. “Oh yes it will,” she calmly replied.
I am reflecting…on this thought from our book club book, The Summer Before the War, “It occurred to Hugh that in all the long years of affection, they had never hugged each other, or so much as slapped each other on the back, and he thought it sad and strange that it would take a war to wipe away the cold formalities of life.”
In the schoolroom…our favorite days are Fridays…Shakespeare, herb studies, itsy bitsy yoga, art, chemistry, cooking and music…all the fun stuff packed into one day. Ooh la la!
Around the house…piles of laundry, all lined up to be folded and put away…just as soon as I post this.
I am celebrating…life! These two beautiful souls both have April birthdays so when we had our book club meeting yesterday, we were able to wish them both birthday wishes (although, in hindsight, where were the cupcakes??!!). Sheila was my cooperating teacher back in my student teaching days…she taught me to be organized, to have high expectations and to laugh…loud and often. Jessie is a new addition to our book club and full of everything good to be adored…she’s artistic, thoughtful, well-traveled and brimming with all the joy that naturally goes along with being in her twenties. You can read about her traveling adventures here. Happy Birthday ladies! Here’s to another year of good wine, good books, and good friends!
In the kitchen…AIP snacks. The Lemon Macaroons might just be addicting.
I am wearing…nailpolish, lipstick and a purse that matches my outfit. Weird, I know. Not to worry, I won’t make the same mistake twice.
We are preparing for…this kid’s 7th birthday. Holy moly! Where did the time go?
Someday I am going to miss…having my head chopped off by a budding photographer.
I am reading…Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (a book club selection that is right up my alley) and Mercy in the City by Kerry Weber (I started this a few months ago but it got buried under a pile of stuff…when I recovered it, it was a bit like meeting an old friend that I hadn’t seen in awhile, “Oh, you, I’ve missed you!”)
One of my favorite things…snuggling up for MacGyver.
A peek into my day…if only I could pull off that headband.
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