outside my window . . . blue skies are peeking above the trees and I think we'll have a clear day!
I am listening to . . . the train whistle from a mile or two away.
I am wearing . . . black wool sweater, bright blue scarf, and jeans.
I am so grateful for . . . mom getting home from the hospital! (came to visit and had to stay longer due to a kidney stone)
I'm pondering . . . my leggy paperwhites - they seemed so cheerful a few weeks ago, but now they are just overgrown and faded.
I am reading . . . Finished The White Queen. I kept hoping for it to get better, but it never really did. Not one of her more compelling stories. I'm not even sure I want to try The Red Queen.
I am thinking . . . about limit-setting and coming alongside.
I am creating . . . my crochet wrap stalled last week, I hope to find some quiet time this week to work on it.
from the kitchen . . . I need to start thinking about Valentine's day goodies. I have in mind heart-shaped sugar cookies with chocolate royal icing. Sprinkles, too, maybe!
real education in our home . . . just trying to catch up here a bit.
rhythm and beauty in our home . . . a doily heart garland on the fireplaces, I think, will be a festive decoration for this time of year.
the church year in our home . . . pulling out the St. Valentine book, making the icon, and planning a feast day celebration.
one of my favorite things . . . our kitten, the Great King Louie, playing with his tail or a stray lego or a left behind sock.
the week ahead. . .
:-: Mom and Step-Dad stay in town for a few more days.
:-: bible study this afternoon: NT Wright's study of 2 Corinthians (our first meeting is today)
:-: church meeting Wednesday; and book study (And Then I Had Teenagers) Thursday.
:-: friends over Friday night
:-: birthday party for one of Little E's friends Saturday