Thinking about: school. My new organizational plan is to give them each a basket which will hold their binder, notebook, reading book(s), text(s), Bible, etc. Then if J wants to work in his room, or I need to separate O & M (which never happens), they can just bring their basket to another location and not waste a bunch of time asking me, “Mommy, where’s my reading book?” Honestly, sometimes I think they hide them on purpose.
Also: paint colors. It’s time.
Working on: jogging. I started while we were at the beach, where it was so hot already at 6 AM that I thought I would melt. But it’s quickly getting easier, and as I write them down, the miles are adding up. It helps that I bought a bunch of songs by Journey for my ipod. =)
In the garden: a lot of green. Huge tomato plants (with green tomatoes), green potato plantsd (though I’ve peeked and seen purple potatoes under them), cucumbers and squash plants that have a few blossoms but no fruit yet… I really got a late start this year. But the raspberries are ripe and delicious, and the strawberries are so sweet.
Reading: N.T. Wright’s After You Believe. It’s so good, but I have to go slowly. Second Peter. Karl Rahner’s Prayers for a Lifetime. Anthony Horowitz’s Point Blank (#2 of his Alex Rider series). Israel Gerhsoni and James Jankowski’s Confronting Fascism in Egypt. Guess I should stop thinking that I don’t read non-fiction.
On the Needles: more red sweater. It’s growing slowly, but I’m secretly (or not, since I just posted it here) that I’m afraid I’m going to run out of wool before I finish it. This version is so much tighter than the first. Also, I’m thinking about Christmas gifts.
Praying for: Emerson, who’s 3 weeks post-bone marrow transplant. Mandy. Amy, whose brother died suddenly last month. That other dear friends would quickly feel at home in Albuquerque.