Right now…I’m listening to Tenth Avenue North’s Hostage of Peace. Love the chorus.
Thinking...I really need to peek in the tomato-boxes in the garage. I suspect I’ve got lots more tomatoes ripe. Except I’ve canned probably 110 quarts of tomatoes this year and am feeling kinda tomatoed out. (Update: the kids and I canned 17 more quarts this afternoon!)
Feeling…weary over the repetitiveness of some of the struggles of motherhood. Seems things should be improving/changing faster than they do sometimes. Then again, I have to remind myself, I’ve been at this awhile. Each new child needs to learn some of the same lessons. So I will keep on keeping on…
Reading…Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream It has some language but otherwise it is a very interesting story of a young man who started with $25 and the clothes on his back and dramatically improved his life within a year.
Excited..that it’s almost November, almost Thanksgiving, almost Christmas break. OK, I’m rushing the season just a bit. But wow, I’d love me some Christmas vacation right about now. I’ve even already
bribed contracted with one of my sons to put up our Christmas lights BEFORE it gets bitterly cold this year! ($10 was enough to motivate him, in case you’re curious. )
Wondering…about maybe doing a ‘favorite things‘ gift exchange with the adults in our family as part of our Christmas eve celebration. Anybody ever tried this idea with a big mixed (not just ladies) group? Seems like as long as folks all had the freedom to pick something interesting to them, it should work and be fun…
Working…away at my book. One.more.month. Yikes.
Proud….that my teens all did well on their chem test this week. Also, we’re 1/4 done with the book. Hoorah! School is feeling like a hard slog this year but we are getting lots done.
Inspired… by my daughters who together did a wonderful mothering series on their blogs this month. Here is the link to Erika’s, and here is Amanda’s. I wish I’d been half as thoughtful as they are as young mommas.
What about you? Reading anything interesting? Pondering any new or better or more low-key ways to celebrate the upcoming holiday season?