FOR TODAY, September 15, 2008.
Outside My Window... it's warming up. But the days are beginning to feel Fall-ish, and there is a golden feel in the air.
I am thinking... that I'm ready for a quiet week.
I am thankful.... for my family. We had a lovely week with my brother Jacob and nephew Joseph from Alaska. We missed my sister-in-law, though, who was unable to come this time.
From the kitchen... chocolate cake and leftover massaman curry.
I am wearing... long sleeves.
I am creating... milk? Does that count?!
I am going... to finish getting the house cleaned up from the weekend.
I am reading... North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. Still. I took a break and read The Kite Runner. Very good, not in a feel-good way, but in a shake-you-out-of-your-comfort-zone way.
I am hoping... that Erik and Poppy will get over the cough they've had for a while.
I am hearing... the bouncing of Raphael's jumper, Peregrine's happy chatter to his little brother.
Around the house... laundry, as always, a few more dishes to be hand washed, clothes that are grown out of and clothes yet to be grown into; they all need to be sorted and put away.
One of my favorite things... happy reunions with loved ones when we've been apart.
A few plans for the rest of the week... starting school with the kids and getting their bedrooms cleaned and organized. Again.
Here is picture thought I am sharing... a few actually. This past weekend Erik and Peregrine went on an all-boys camping trip with his Dad, and I went to the coast with my brother, sister, and the other kids.
My brother Jacob with Raphael.
Cousins Poppy and Joe-Joe.
Cousins Diego and Raphael.
What would your first trip to the coast be without face-planting in the sand?
Peregrine gets a fishing lesson from his Papa.
Erik and Peregrine.
Mama and Raphi.
Little toes in the sand.
Raphi loved the sand! (In total contrast to his big brother, who, on his first trip to the beach, wouldn't get off the blanket!)
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