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(October 26, 2009)...
(October 26, 2009)...
Outside my window...a perfect fall day. Not too cold. Sunny. Slightly breezy - which makes my dog happy. She spends her days outside chasing the blowing leaves.
I am thinking...life is good although weird at times. In the last four days I've experienced a death (my 95 year-old Grandpa), a wedding (my baby sister), and a baby shower (a good friend from church). All beginnings of one sort or another.
I am thankful for...supportive family & friends.
From the learning rooms...tweaking more work boxes. Getting in to the rhythm of it all still. Still not 100% sure I like them but the boys do.
From the kitchen...nothing today but I really want to make something pumpkin (bread or muffins maybe). I'm sure there will be more coming later in the week. My oldest brother & his family are flying out to the east coast for a week to help say goodbye to Grandpa. We're having an early Thanksgiving dinner while they are here.
I am wearing...bright fuzzy warm socks, a very old worn pair of jeans, camisole, and a MOPS t-shirt.
I am creating...photo collage of my Grandpa, and editing loads of photos I've taken over the last week. Oh & blog posts for reviews due this week. One today!
I am going...to really miss my Grandfather, but he was 95 and lived a good life, a happy life, a full life. He was totally devoted to all of his grandchildren (11) & great-grandchildren (18). That's quite a legacy he left behind.
I am reading...another blogging for books book - white picket fences. It's good so far.
I am hoping...that the ride down & back to Massachusetts on Wednesday (for Grandpa's funeral) goes well. It's going to make for a long day.
I am hearing...Word Girl on the TV and Mr. H cooing beside me while he plays in the playpen.
Around the house...cleaning! This house needs a good scrubbing. And laundry. SO much laundry....
One of my favorite things...turkey. Yum! I roasted one last week & now we're eating leftovers. So good.
A few plans for the rest of the week: heading to Massachusetts for the day on Wednesday for my Grandpa's funeral. It will be nice to see all my cousins & aunts & uncles & assorted other relatives and friends. I just wish it were for a better reason. Thursday night is our AWANA Fall Fest. That will be fun & crazy. Friday we're having an early Thanksgiving at my sister's. That will be yummy! Throw in a few doctor's appointments and a photo session Friday afternoon & it's going to be a full & busy week.