I am listening to: The kids watching The Princess and the Frog, with the occasional argument over couch space.
I am watching: Not much, but I have a strong urge to watch Frasier after visiting Seattle this past week. It's one of my all-time favorite shows, and I've never seen all of the episodes.
I am thinking: I need to decide if I'm ready to go back to school or just keep taking online classes.
I am grateful for: Great kids who make me laugh (even though sometimes they laugh at me.)
I am reading: I read The Penderwicks of Gardam Street on the plane, but I didn't love it as much as the first of the series. I've got three books I'll be starting this coming week for readalongs/book clubs:
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (group read hosted at Polishing Mud Balls)
Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles (group read hosted at War Through the Generations)
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (local book club)
I am photographing:
Boeing Factory in Everett, Washington
Hike to Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park
Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park
I am listing: August dinner ideas.
I am creating: Not much
To live my faith: This may be the same every week--love and respect those around me.
Around the house: Need to decide what to do with an empty living room. Exercise room? Game room? Conventional living room? Just keep it empty?
From the kitchen: Making bread
One of my favorite things: Maps. We happened upon a map shop in Pike's Place Market and I loved it. I bought a globe ornament.
The children this week: Two kids were at church camp and two were with their cousins, while we were in Washington. A win-win-win situation.
Plans for the week: Pat Benatar concert! I grew up with her music. When I was around nine I had her album Get Nervous memorized I listened to it so much. (On cassette, in my Walkman of course.)
On (or around) this date: Two years ago at the end of July I announced a hiatus, which led to a complete break from the blog, and then a return with the goal to blog only when it works out, even if it's only once a month. This is working well. I do wish I had time to post more though.