Outside my window... it is dark. I'm late doing my daybook post today. The children are in bed, and I'm ready to crash.
I am thinking... about ways to avoid the laundry.
I am thankful for... being spared any damage to our home or losses in our family during the awful tornados that came through our area on Saturday. If our house had been 3-5 miles to the North, East, or South, we likely would have been in the path of one of them. We just got lucky. We are hearing stories of friends and friends of friends whose homes were damaged or destroyed, who are still without power, or whose neighborhoods are impassable with downed trees. We are counting our blessings. We simply have clumps of insulation all over the place that blew in from who knows where.
From the kitchen... zucchini and pork chops on the grill and mac&cheese.
I am creating... a possible Mother's Day gift. I can never seem to get things done on time though.
I am going... to watch a little TV and head to bed.
I am reading... The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. This is a slow read, but I am still enjoying it and learning a lot.
I am hoping... that JC's granddaddy recovers from his anxiety attack from the tornados. One came very near his house, and he had a rough day.
I am hearing... the washing machine. It sounds like it is ready to blast off into orbit.
Around the house... <sigh> toys, Easter candy, dirty socks, Crocs without mates, school pictures, wet towels, stuffed animals, overdue library books, clothes hangers, Girl Scout vests, fuse beads, lunch boxes, etc. If you have children under the age of 10, is your house tidy? Will you share your secrets? Or better yet, can I just move in with you?
One of my favorite things... Trader Joe's peanut butter Easter eggs. They put the Reese's eggs to shame!
A few plans for the rest of the week.... not too much. The kids are all out of school on Friday, so I'll have to figure out something to do that day. Perhaps we'll dye eggs. I'm tempted to try making those Rice Krispy treat eggs with M&M's inside that they keep showing on a commercial on TV. I have a feeling it isn't nearly as easy as they make it look though. We would probably just just end up with a big sticky mess!
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