Monday, August 8, 2011

For Today - Monday, August 8, 2011  

Outside my window...bright & sunny.  It's 104 here today, but that's cooler than it has been. 

I am's nice to get here earlier.  These have been late night posts for awhile.  

I am thankful & friends. 

I am remembering...baking 'Christmas' cookies last night with Elliot & Emily.  It was so much fun to enjoy a bit of  'Christmas in August' for awhile.  Emily said "Now only if it would snow!" :) 

On my mind...changes.   

I am pondering these words...Emily wants to answer this one - she said "Emily said she loves me." :)  She tells me those always wonderful to hear words, at least 50 times a day.  

From the learning's good to keep a diary.  Last week I so enjoyed reading back over the ones that I kept over 20 years ago.   

From the kitchen...tonight it will be spaghetti, salad, & garlic cheesy bread.  Can't wait! 

I am wearing...capris & t-shirt. 

I am creating...a decluttered, organized home.  We got together so many bags for Goodwill, with more to follow. 

I am color with Emily after I post this.  I love doing this with her - we chatter away as we color.  I wish we could convince Elliot to join us.  He 'hates' coloring! 

I am Bible, & I'm almost to the bottom of my stack of magazines.   

I am hoping...for jobs for my two sons.  They are out again today, so I'm hoping they get some hopeful news.  

I am hearing...Emily singing here beside me. 

Around the house...peaceful & happy. 

One of my favorite iPad.  LOVE it! 

A few plans for the rest of the week...finish up with gathering things for Goodwill, bathing Tinkerbell (she loves her baths!  I'm glad, because she will never become 'Stinkerbell'). :) 

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...Emily loves playing school with her stuffed animals.  She does this 2 or 3 times a week.  It's so sweet to hear her teaching them.  She'll actually go around & write or draw on each of their papers, as if they did it.  Of course, she says Lilly is her best student.  I never knew Lilly was such an artist. :)

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  1. Hi Judy..I think Emily will be a teacher in the future!! So cute!! Love Lilly's talented art work too!! I would like the siggy for this week when you have time..Love ya!!

  2. Hi Judy;

    Loved reading your SWD entry. I agree with Alice, that with your patient teachings, Emily might be a teacher in the future. You encourage, understand and give love to the kids. No wonder they constantly tell you hgow much they love you.
    I pray both your sons find jobs soon. It's so depressing to see what the young have to go through in today's economy.
    Have a blessed day ahead my friend. Hugs

  3. Hi Judy, Emily is so cute! I have a hard time reading in here. There is some html stuff on the top before the actual post. I posted last week. Hugs