A little garden statue of St. Francis in one of the flower beds. I like how the flowers just seem to find it and grow up and around the base. Very sweet.
READING: Catching up this week on bits and pieces around that look interesting...you know, don't want to spend the time reading the WHOLE thing, but just skimming through for interesting content. Not a bad thing to do every now and again.
POOLSIDE READING: More of the above.
LISTENING TO: Our school mix tape to get everyone in the mood...well, I'm in the mood, so hopefully the boys will see the light soon. There has been a little grumbling about summer ending so soon...that does sound familiar, no?
COOKING THROUGH: Le Cordon Bleu at Home (Le Cordon Bleu School of Cooking); Baking: From My Home to Yours (Dorie Greenspan)
FAV NEW FIND: Katie, Suzy, and I had a little field trip today that included looking at Amish quilts at a shop, checking out the yarns at my favorite yarn shop (now their favorite yarn shop also), and lunch at Kelties. The quilt shop was amazing...it is right next to the yarn shop and has the most wonderful quilts on display...you might want to check it out for yourself. It was a really nice time out with friends.
FAV THING TODAY; Guerin started back to classes today and it was fun driving up to the school to drop Matt off and seeing everyone pulling up, dropping off their children, etc. A lot of waving and hellos and all that business as I have gotten to know a lot of people with subbing last year. The teachers and staff at Guerin have a tradition of lining up outside the school on the first day of school each year and greeting the students as they file in...it is very sweet and fun. The kids all look forward to it and to getting little hellos from all their favorite teachers, etc. Just fun to see.
At Carmel High School, where Alex attends school, the buses take the kids to school, and they file in to a number nearing 5,000 or so...it's literally like a small city up there...and even if I wanted to get in the long line of buses and cars, I doubt I would be able to deliver Alex in time for the bell as it is very very busy up there in a small amount of space for such an amount of cars and buses. He prefers people to think he has no parents anyway, so I didn't offer. Being driven to school by your parent as a teenager at CHS...horrors! Guerin is a different story...kids and parents all motor together up there since there is no public transportation to and fro and all. How many more days, you are perhaps wondering? The answer is: 16 more days until that driver's license, and my only trips to Guerin will be weekly volunteering and subbing...which will include no swinging by the CHS pool first and all. Be still my heart.
GOING TO: Okay, sit down...get comfortable, breathe deeply, and listen up. I am going to rearrange furniture this weekend. (With the help of the guys, of course, not me personally you understand.) Yes, you heard it here: there will be a changing about of things here and while this is shocking to you all, since everyone always says, "You never rearrange your furniture," and I always respond, "Oh, it's so I can find my way around in the dark," and we all know that's just a convenient answer and has nothing whatsoever to do with why. At any rate, I am armed with a game plan, a free weekend, willing helpers (well, okay, two willing helpers), and there will be changes. I have no idea why. I am, however, for some strange reason, strongly committed.
PRAYING FOR: All the students heading back to college...it is that time of year again, always makes me a little sad to see them all go and know that it won't ever be quite the same when they return for visits. Praying for them, please join me.