For This Week~April 2, 2012
Outside my window...it is warm, breezy, with a good bit of humidity. The yard is a wet mess after the weekend's heavy rains.
I am thinking... about Easter. Time has really snuck up on me even more so than usual. I'm not planning on buying anyone new clothes. We all have nice enough things from years' past. We are doing something a little different with our Lent devotions this year. In the past, I have really tried to do devotions as a family all 40 days of Lent and just failed. This year, we are following an alternative one week plan that I found at Desiring God.
I am thankful for... finally (after 10 months of visiting!) finding a church home where we feel welcome and can grow in the Word. We had lunch with a family from church yesterday and had a church-wide cookout last night.
From the learning rooms...We took last week as "spring break" in order to get some much needed cleaning and yard work done. This week we are back to work! We are using a kitchen timer to keep an easily distracted child on task! I'm making handwriting worksheets for daughter using the Westminster Shorter Catechism.
I am wearing...an Indian print skirt, white t-shirt, socks and tennis shoes.
I am creating...a pleasant home environment. I'm also looking for some really pretty bookmark ideas that my daughter and I can make for Mother's Day gifts.
I am going...to have a peaceful week at home. The only place we have to go is to co-op on Friday morning. Although, we may go to some Holy Week services at a local church.
I am reading...Being George Washington by Glenn Beck, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
I am hoping...that we can have a very productive week in school and home!
I am hearing...the hum of the dishwasher, washing machine, dryer.
Around the house...I have a small flower bed area next to our patio. I am trying to decide what kind of low-maintenance flowers I want to plant there. I am thinking rose bushes- just plant, mulch well, and keep watered and sprayed.
Picture I am Sharing-Last year I bought two "Knock Out" rose bushes for $5 ea. on clearance at Kroger. One is pink, the other yellow. I wasn't sure how well they would fare through winter because I do not have a green thumb. They are both blooming beautifully! This is a picture of one of them: