Outside my window... Carolina blue skies, the summer heat has shown up but I am not complaining
I am thinking... about my decision to not write at all this week (after finishing up the speaker book and getting the novel ready for my agent, I am spent), except for regular blog posts which have been sorely lacking around here, I admit.
From the learning rooms... continued daily reading for the 7 yo. Four of the kids will have "summer school" at home this summer. The two older ones will be working on study skills in preparation for a new year and the two youngers will be doing Summer Bridge workbooks and daily reading practice to keep their skills sharp. They aren't thrilled about this plan, but it needs to happen.
I am thankful for... our church-- service was awesome last night, followed by an impromptu dinner with a dear friend. It was a great night all the way around!
From the kitchen... two rotisserie chickens I picked up last night, baked sweet potatoes and peas. A stocked pantry and fridge thanks to a trip to the grocery yesterday afternoon. Starting the weekend with a menu plan and a stocked kitchen is a good feeling.
I am wearing... gray track pants and my blue Pine Cove TX tee shirt
I am reading... The Wednesday Sisters (for fun), Facedown (for my morning quiet time)
I am hoping... to finish a proposal a friend and I are working on together quickly so I can initiate my "no writing" pledge for this week.
I am creating... the proposal I just mentioned and then... nothing for awhile. (Once I find out if the proposal was accepted, I will tell you guys what it is!)
I am praying... for confident humility-- something our pastor talked about last night. The confidence to go boldly before the throne, the humility to know I am only there because of His grace.
On my Ipod... If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickelback, The Book of Love by Peter Gabriel
Around the house... counting down til school's out so we can get to the lazy days of summer
One of my favorite things... new clothes! (birthday presents)
A few plans for the rest of the week... learning more about Twitter-- my newest social media experiment, the kids' first swim meet of the year Tuesday night, serving at the Safe Journey graduation on Thursday night, a photo shoot for my friend Shari's new book, waiting for my new phone to arrive... I am moving on up from my old Razr-- exciting times!