Daybook

Outside my window…there’s a kid going up and down, up and down.  William invented a pulley system that has a swing attached to it.  The kids can literally sit for hours going up and down, up and down.  Quite the little engineer.

I am remembering…Grandma Belcher.  Thanks, Mom, for sharing this picture.  It makes my heart warm with memories.

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I am listening…to the boys humming the theme tune for Star Wars.  This tune is getting.really.old.  I pray for patience.

I am wondering…why kids always have room for dessert, but they can’t seem to finish their veggies.

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I am going…to try to get an order ready for Mountain Rose Herbs.  I’m out of elderberries.  I seriously need to just plant my own herb garden.

I am pondering…Madame Manec’s comment in All the Light We Cannot See, “I’d expect that if God wants us to see something, we’ll see it.”

I am thankful…for a selfie stick.  We finally all fit in a picture.

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Around the house…the Lego box exploded.  There is a special place in Heaven for those of us who have to endure tiny plastic pieces.  Seriously, it takes a force of nature for me to keep my mouth shut each time I step on one.

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On the counter…a box of kleenex.  This cold requires no small amount of kleenex.  Probably worth buying stock.

I am wearing…dark gray corduroys and a many colored striped sweater.  It’s nice to actually get to wear a sweater.

We are preparing for…the spelling bee and the science fair…tomorrow!

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Someday I am going to miss…watching this kid run around with his backpack.  Not really sure the obsession with the backpack, but I do know that it is filled with treasures and he keeps it on all.the.time.  Seems like every time I glance out of my kitchen window, I see him darting around the backyard with it.  Last week, he also had a briefcase he carried with him.  He looked like he was on a super spy mission.  This week, the briefcase is gone…perhaps he delivered his highly confidential package.

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On my iPod…The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.  Absolutely fascinating.

I am readingAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr; Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs; High Five by Janet Evanovich; The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis.

A pile of library books is desperately craving my attention (and I am desperate to get started reading them!)…The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald; Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin (so excited about this one…who doesn’t want to master the habits of everyday life?!); A Disease Called Childhood:Why ADHD Became an American Epidemic by Marilyn Wedge.

A peek into my day…early morning snuggles.

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