Outside my window... Sunny, hot, blue skies, fat fluffy white clouds. Perfect day.
I am thinking... About how hard it's going to be to get used to a husband who has a job after having a husband who didn't for 6 months. I got really used to having him around.
I am thankful for... A husband who has a job.
I am praying for... His first full week of work, my kids' youth trip with our church this coming weekend, and my prayer partner Karen Ehman as she prepares for She Speaks.
I am wearing... shorts and a tee shirt. It's summer.
I am creating... ideas for the next book.
I am going... to survive this week, no matter how hectic it gets.
I am reading... back issues of Writer's Digest, clipping articles that will help me with my writing.
I am hoping... to have some fun with my kids this week. Putting some things on the calendar to make sure that happens.
I am hearing... the tv. My youngest is watching Ice Age.
I am remembering... all the summers my children were too young to do things like go to the movies or spend very long at the pool. It is nice to have reached the point where we can do those things as a family.
From the learning rooms... not much. Library trips, reading being encouraged, but otherwise just fun and play.
From the kitchen... I have decided I could live off Strawberry Special K cereal and tomato sandwiches. And the occasional chocolate. (Not all together, mind you.)
Around the house... Filing clipped recipes in my recipe notebook. Perhaps that will inspire me to make something other than cereal and sandwiches.
On my mind... my next book. It's always on my mind.
Noticing that... It doesn't take long for summer boredom (and the ensuing sibling rivalry) to set in.
One of my favorite things... sitting at the pool with a great book in my lap and the sun on my skin.
Here is a picture I am sharing... A reader in Paris had the wonderful idea of taking a photo of The Mailbox on a Parisian mailbox! Love it!!