My little cousin Gabriel, who is still fighting cancer.
Continued patience as we keep adjusting to life as a family of six
People traveling today and tomorrow
A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest
In light of mostly reading children’s/young adult books the past week or so.
Emma by Jane Austen
I didn’t realize the audio books were free, and given the mountains of laundry I’ve found myself doing lately, these are good things to fill in the time while just folding away. It also helps me peck away at a reading list that definitely will not be accomplished in the next few weeks, but…. such is life sometimes
~Blessed is She daily readings and devotions is about all I’m reading at the moment.
~Mr. Popper’s Penguins to the kids. They’ve really enjoyed it so far, and have managed to stick with it, even though it’s taken us quite a while. I hope to finish in the next day or two 🙂
I have a few books on shelves that I’m jumping at the bit to get to, but I’m trying to decide if maybe I should pick up one of the books I started but didn’t quite finish…. or just wait for one of my library holds to be available. Ahhh decisions decisions.
In the Kitchen:
Thoughts about Thanksgiving dinner, which we’re hosting this year :). We are splitting the cooking with my mom, though, so that helps a LOT. I meant to get all organized and write out a list of when to do which things, but so far that hasn’t happened.
I do know what I’m making though:
Mac-n-Cheese (something Jared grew up with)
Cranberry Salad? (also something Jared grew up with)
a Ham (because we’ve decided we need both Ham and Turkey)
Dressing (the southern kind, which is WAY WAY better and not at all like stuffing)
I’m contributing potatoes to the mashed potatoes because I have SO many.
German Chocolate Pie (if I can pull it together)
Tonight’s dinner – Tacos
Tomorrow’s dinner – Leftover meatballs or cheese ravioli. Something simple.
Around the House:
I’ve cleared out a space for our cornucopia which I’ve called the “Thankfulness Corner”. Planning on spending the next few days getting the kids involved in the “Thankfulness” part.
I also checked our Advent candle supply and decided that I have enough to start, but may need to procure a few more purple candles before all is said and done.
Attempting to clean out/reorganize our front entry room area into a sitting area of sorts. I have the bookshelf moved and the magazines lined up for donating, but I’m lacking a couch to put in. And I need to figure out a place for the computer and desk. And I need to clear out another small shelf that’s pretty much just full of miscellaneous *junk*.
Advent (one of my favorite times of year)
Crocheting a few more things
Upcoming baptism for Zachary (I know it’s still a few weeks off, but I’m still looking forward to it)
My sister coming home for Christmas break (we miss you!)
And if we’re going to look that far ahead I guess we could look forward to my birthday too 🙂