outside my window . . . the leaves look positively iridescent green while the sky is a pale, slate blue. I think it can't decide if it wants to be sunny or cloudy today.
I am listening to . . . "Aristocats" playing in the next room.
I am wearing . . . still in my pjs! A late night last night.
I am so grateful for . . . an unexpected invitation for a 4th of July celebration
I'm pondering . . . the visibility or invisibility of the Church
I am reading . . . Ghost Train to the Eastern Star (Paul Theroux), but thinking about putting it aside in order to read the last Harry Potter before we go see the movie next week.
I am thinking . . . about meal plans for the next few days. We are expecting an assortment of company coming and going through the week and weekend.
I am creating . . . a fresh school room.
on my iPod . . . I really have been enjoying KERA's "Think" podcast. I'm about ready to purchase some of the mp3s from last year's CiRCE conference. It was an excellent one and I still haven't listened to any of the talks!
around the house . . . lots of cleaning up today as we get ready for company to arrive tomorrow.
from the kitchen . . . Soupe Au Pistou tonight, Chicken Cacciatore tomorrow...still deciding beyond that.
one of my favorite things . . . our new membership at the YMCA. The kids have really enjoyed hitting the pool the past couple of weeks.
recent milestones . . . Kalliope has begun working on her initial consonants. Athos got his first phone (he pays for the monthly texting fees).
the week ahead . . . my mom and step-dad arrive tomorrow for an overnight. One of Athos' friends (who is moving to Texas in a month) is coming to stay with us for a few days. They are going to a concert Thursday afternoon. VBS decorating and preparations begin this weekend.
picture thought . . .