~Outside my window...We actually have a few clouds today, but the sun is still shining brightly, the breeze is cool and the temp is 77...it is so beautiful here!
~I am thinking...that life here in the wilds of NM is glorious!
~I am thankful for...'Shua coming 'HOME' this week, Dan having a job that he excels at AND enjoys and boys that are healthy enough to complain about chores...LOL
~From the learning rooms...our last week of the free Aleks math trail online, copious amounts of reading and the worksheets that we started eons ago before the move...oh my!
~From the kitchen...The smell of fresh bread baking lingers alongside the home made chicken soup that is simmering away in preparation for dinner...no wonder I am fat..LOL
~I am creating...bread, soup, a cleaner house, this blog, and a few more ideas rolling around up here in this head of mine
~I am going...nowhere, unless I get called into work. Dan is gone and especially when he is out of town, I work extra hard at being home...kiddos ought to have at least one parent around, if possible
~I am reading...my Bible, other ladies' blogs, The Long Way Home by Lorraine Snelling, and instructions to change the settings on my Internet Explorer 8....upgrading is sometimes not as wonderful as they would have you think...hee hee
~I am hearing...the humidifier trying desperately to bring some moisture to the desert air, the dryer tumbling, the ceiling fans keeping the air moving, the boys rummaging around in the car box in the playroom and Pat singing/mumbling while he straightens up the last of his room.
~Around the house...Boxes are waiting to be unpacked, clothes are waiting to be folded, Jodi is working her last week of work before changing professions, and I should be getting to the rest of the chores before they overtake the house ; )
~One of my favorite things..Hearing Dan heave a sigh of contentment and telling me how much he likes it here. I don't struggle with contentment very often, but he does...those words brought music to my heart as we snuggled up in bed after a full day of family togetherness, our first bonfire here in NM, errand running and dune buggy riding.
~Here is picture thought I am sharing...Jodi and Charlie mugging for the camera during Charlie's 50th b-day party last week...good times! Plus, any excuse to have cinnamon applesauce spice cake is good enough for me!
This post is in response to a desire for the home based life of simplicity. If you, too, long for the simple things...check out Miss Peggy's blog at http://www.thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com/