Out my window: gray. It has been so wet here this month. The snow picture was Mother’s Day, and the snow was so heavy, there are huge tree limbs down all over the neighborhood. But I do love the green it leaves behind.
In the kitchen: I put lots of good salads on the food calendar and even bought the ingredients, but by five o’clock I’m so tired I’ve been skipping the salads. My goal this week is to make the dinner salad at lunchtime.
In the school room: standardized testing this week… and lots of read-alouds and park time. Hopefully a hike, if the rain hold off tomorrow. Here are my thoughts on testing, if you’re interested.
In the garden: my roses all have tons of buds on them. The hail and heavy snow destroyed my lettuce. But I have 3 iris blooming that will have to satisfy me for now.
Scratch that. My favorite part was stopping at the end.
On my reading table: Still working on Alan Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country. It’s such an amazing book. But it’s hard, so there have been lots of companion books read along the way.
On my mind: we met our refugee family this week. Even my one-hour glimpse into their lives was eye-opening. I’m looking forward to knowing them better.
Grateful: for Sam. For my kids’ hearts. They truly are very kind people. That our school year is almost finished. That Sam’s back is better. For legs and joints to run 10 miles on. For the Church. For my niece’s high school graduation.
Praying for: our friends serving overseas. Tonya. Judy, Mandy, Lois. Dawn. Jen. Pam. Lisa. Mark. Heather. Kristin.