Outside my window: Windy, rainy, and warm.
Thinking about: Making a grocery list, going to the bank, and how to spend the day doing nothing. Yeah, right.
Reading: “You Are Your Child’s First Teacher” and various Christmas books. Madeline is reading “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Jack is reading “D’Ulaire’s Greek Myths”, and Jon is reading his phonics lessons. Sarah is read lots of Sandra Boynton books. No read aloud right now, but finding one is on my library list.
Creating: Lots of Christmas presents, as this is the year of our handmade Christmas. We are trying to either create our own gifts or buy handmade items (We love Etsy!). Trying to get in at least a little work each day. Oh, and I’m also creating more viruses, as I’m getting a cold.
Cooking: Hopefully nothing today or tomorrow. We’ll see how that goes.
Hoping for: A relaxed weekend.
Hearing: Nothing (it’s early) except for Jon sneaking around, looking for candy.
Plans for the rest of the week: Today is Friday, bathroom cleaning day. Whoopee! I am thankful that I have the master bathroom cleaner home today. That’s a job he relishes. Yeah, well he can have it.
Maybe a good, long walk if the rain clears up. Maybe an adventure somewhere that has no Black Friday shopping. I hate crowds!
We’ll also be gathering greens to use in making our Advent wreath. Advent starts this Sunday.
Favorite things: Pie and whipped cream. Quiet mornings. An open window in the morning that lets in just the right amount of cool.
Sarah’s Doing: She has really started talking. Just in the past few days. Every day brings us a few new words. “Ear (pronounced EE-ya), eye, nose, mouth, hair, hoo-hoo (as in owl), and juice” are her newests. She no longer walks, but runs everywhere instead. And she’s going through the WORST separation anxiety thing with me. Only me. If I am out of her sight, she maniacally says, “Mama, Mama” over and over until I am found. Taking a shower or going to the bathroom is rather difficult. She also won’t leave any barrettes in her hair, so it’s always flopping in her face like a little urchin.