Outside my window...a gray sky that looks like one giant cloud; trees with no leaves, naked and vulnerable; the remnants of my garden which appears abandoned and forgotten. I am glad to be inside where it is much warmer in temperature and spirit!
I am thinking...about all the last minute things that need my attention.
I am thankful for...my family all together!
From the lesson plans...some time off and we have earned it! We just finished week 14. The lesson plans from CHC have Christmas break scheduled at the end of this very week!
From the kitchen...baking, baking, and more baking today! I doubt I will need the fireplace on today. I need to make bread, 4 batches of pizza dough to freeze and take to my mother's house for dinner one night while we are there with everyone (which is 20 people this year!), and of course cookies!
I am wearing... my pj's and warm cozy slippers.
I am creating...a mess in my kitchen! Also, two hooded towels like this, without ears though, for two special little people in the house!
I am reading...Christmas stories to the kids. Thank you to Tomie DePaola for such wonderful stories!
I am hoping...for safe, uneventful travel to my parent's house. And may there be peace in the back of the van (we will be seven people in a seven passenger van, with three in carseats)!
I am hearing...Therese's soft breathing as she drinks her bottle in my arms. (I am getting better at one-hand typing). Footsteps above me tell me that I will soon have company down here.
Around the house...a beautiful tree, a manger waiting for the arrival of our Savior, garland on the stair railing, and other decorations reminding us of the season.
I am going...to be in the kitchen ALL DAY!
One of my favorite things...my baby's smile and sweet cooing and babbling as she tries to tell me about her day.
I am praying for...all those on my list of special intentions.
A few plans for the rest of the week...enjoying my family!
A picture thought...I wish I could share one, but our computer crashed last week, and now I can't figure out why my camera only wants to load all the pictures (500) instead of just the ones that haven't already been downloaded. Argh.
If I figure it out, I'll add one later!