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February 19, 2018

For Today: Monday, February 19, 2018, Presidents Day

Looking out my window: 26 degrees and Snowy! (which I would normally enjoy except that we’ve had a few too many tastes of spring weather.  It’s hard to go back to winter.)

I am thinking… about all the things we should be doing but aren’t, and just how drained I feel from still not getting a good night’s sleep in forever.

I am thankful… we found enough candles to get by last night when the power went out, and that it was only out for a couple of hours during the snowstorm.  We’re especially grateful for C’s solar-powered inflatable camp lantern.  (Small children and candles don’t mix.)  I think we’ll be buying some more to keep on hand.  We definitely could be better prepared.

One of my favorite things… apparently Ravensburger puzzles and games judging by the pile in my kitchen.  Scotland Yard is our newest favorite game.

I am creating… flyers about cello lessons for our Music Teacher Expo meet-and-greet next Monday night.

I am wearing… my favorite comfy jeans, a gray turtleneck sweater, and red striped wool socks.

I am reading… the latest Inspector Rutledge mystery and the readings for the Mothers of Influence group I’m a part of.

I am listening to… my two oldest enjoying their holiday from school by sightreading piano duets.

I am hoping… that my cello students play well at their various Solo and Ensemble events and college auditions coming up, and that my new orchestra music for the March concert isn’t too difficult because honestly, practice time is at a premium around here lately.

I am learning… how to use my InstantPot. We had a church activity two weeks where everyone swore it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to them in the kitchen, but there’s a learning curve (at least for me) and I haven’t completely figured out all of its wonders yet.

In my kitchen . . . Roasted Tomato Basil soup tonight (it’s definitely a day for soup), Orange-ginger chicken in the InstantPot tomorrow, and banana bread sometime since nobody ate the bananas I bought last week.

In the school room . . . we’re finishing up Marco Polo and Kublai Khan and moving on to medieval Russia with D and E, getting ready to start reading A Tale of Two Cities with the older two.  A is also preparing for the ACT test next Tuesday.


A moment from my day: 

This girl loves the snowy weather!

Quote from the January Ensign: “…every single time I’ve gone to the temple, I have been blessed. Whether we are granted an immediate blessing or our efforts accrue toward later blessings, every bit of time we spend in the temple results in some personal increase.”  ~Sister Jean B. Bingham

Our Stake conference yesterday focused on temple attendance and the blessings that follow.  I’m looking forward to Stake temple day this Friday and the opportunity to worship there.


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One Comment leave one →
  1. Nana permalink
    February 20, 2018 9:09 am

    Cute pic of little A! You sure have a lot on your plate! Love ya.

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