Tuesday, June 1, 2010


#20 for 2010
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Outside my window ... it is quite warm and the grass needs to be mowed again.

I am wearing ... khaki capris and an olive green t-shirt.

I am hearing ... blog music and the boys watching Fetch up front.

I am going ... possibly to my parents' garden and pick string beans.  JW was supposed to make up his rained out baseball games tonight, but they have been cancelled again.  We didn't think that they would make them up at all, so we were surprised to find that they had rescheduled them.  We aren't sure why they were cancelled this time, but it takes away my excuse for putting off picking the beans today.

I am noticing that ... there are quite a few classics that I haven't read.

I am creating ... a list of books that I want to read this summer, both for myself and for the kids.

I am reading ... Around the World in 80 days and Pride and Prejudice.  And yes, this is the first time I've read either of these books ... I know, shame on me!

I am hoping ... that our tomatoes begin to ripen soon.  I am really ready for a fresh tomato sandwich...yummy!

I am remembering ... how much I disliked working in the garden as a kid, and yet how thankful I am for the lessons I learned during those times.

Counting my blessing ... time spent with Ronnie's mom and cousin this weekend, including a great time on Sunday night with Ronnie's family and my parents at our house, hearing Ronnie preach this weekend,  books to read, gardening to be done, teaching the kids to pick and snap beans.

On my mind ... Daddy's knee surgery next week.

From the learning rooms ... nothing today, we'll hit it again tomorrow and begin reading a new book together, though I haven't decided which one yet.

From the kitchen ... leftovers from the grill for tonight.  Beyond that, I just don't know yet.

Around the house ... nothing out of the ordinary.

A few plans for the rest of the week ... continue with school and the garden ... not much else on the agenda.

One of my favorite things ... Ronnie cooking on the grill!  He finally got a new grill this weekend and I'm looking forward to him using it a lot this summer.

A picture to share with you ... actually, pictures ... my two boys and their different approaches to eating watermelon!  D is all about getting every bit of the goodie he can from one of his favorite summertime treats, while JW is trying to be less picky and try new things.  You can tell he's not too sure whether or not he likes it though.  He did try a bigger piece later, but I don't think it will replace apples as his fruit of choice.

I hope you have a great week!


Rie said...

Have I told you lately how much I love the title of your blog?

Felicity said...

It's terrible, but I haven't read either of those two books either!! My eldest started reading Pride and Prejudice about a month ago, and judging by all the groans about the general longwindedness of the book, I may just give it a miss! ;-)
Enjoy your week, it sounds like you're ready for the holidays!

Donna said...

Good morning, Jennifer,

I agree with your comment about not liking garden chores as a child, but now appreciating the lessons learned...

Love the boys and watermelon pictures.

Hope your dad's surgery goes well next week. I will be praying for him.

Have a great Wednesday!

KTElltt said...

There's no shame in reading a good book for the first time! I want to see your summer reading list! I would love some suggestions...