Out my window: Snow, and light (even though it’s almost dinner time.) Goodness, I hate the dark, cold mornings when we change the clock, but I love running right before dinner.
In the kitchen: Momo made Irish soda bread this morning, to go with my green potato-broccoli soup. Happy St Patrick’s Day!
What I’m hearing: The girls are singing Hamilton at the top of their lungs (“I am not throwing away my shot!”) while Jonah practices piano. Honestly, it’s a little much.
Around the house: We have a vacation coming up, so lots of people are fighting over the washing machine. I’ve been trying to get the floors vacuumed and the bathrooms clean before we go. (I don’t mind leaving a dirty house, but I love coming home to a clean one.)
In the school room: For some reason, everyone is finishing math books at the same time. They didn’t start them at the same time, so it’s a mystery to me how this great Math Confluence came about. We are enjoying CNN student news and Crash Course in World History regularly over lunch. Reading-wise, we’re working on biographies and The Horse and His Boy (C.S. Lewis).
In my shoes: I am slowing increasing my mileage after a slow winter. It kills me that I lose fitness so quickly. I ran 5 miles last weekend and then could barely walk the next day. #old
On my reading table: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm (everyone else listened to the audio book without me and loved it, so I’m catching up) and War and Peace (Tolstoy). Has anyone ever noticed how long it is? I’m on chapter 25 and am only 10% done, according to my kindle. (But thank goodness I’m reading it on kindle, or I’d have wrist strain.)
Burma is just over those mountains.
Grateful: That the chickens are laying eggs again. That Mandy is off IVs and Heather is out of the hospital! (Those three items are not in order of importance.) Spring walks. Myanmar’s (Burma’s) election. That our Karen friends invited us to a birthday party- hooray for friendship!
Praying for: Refugees around the world, and hearts at home that would welcome the stranger. Our friends serving God far away (and at home). Wisdom as I make some job-related decisions. Patience. A restorative vacation. Marriages. We have so many dear friends who are struggling. Continued healing for Mandy and Heather.