Outside My Window... we've got beautiful blue skies and sunshine, but threats of rain in the forecast. It's been the driest winter in several years, so we could use the rain.
Around the house and garden... Paul put the vegetable garden in this weekend. . . lettuce, squash, tomatoes, beans, herbs. The pear trees have started to blossom, and the apple trees are getting their buds. A few flowers have started to bloom. I'm hoping to do a little more purging of the kids' rooms since they will be around this week.
I am thinking... about what the week will be like. I have to work, but both the kids are on school break. Clara sometimes finds herself at loose ends without structure. They both probably have some homework to do, too, which they never like doing on break. I know Clara has some knitting to finish up from a class she just finished. Henry missed a week of school, so he will have lots of catch-up for sure. I'd like to give them some house-cleaning chores as well. Such random thoughts.
I am thankful for... the fact that Henry is returning home from Dallas today. He went for a week with his soccer team, and I really missed him. I am thankful his team was invited and they had the opportunity to play soccer against teams from all over the world (Canada, Mexico, Sweden and the U.S.). I hope he enjoyed himself and grew from the experience.
From the kitchen... Paul got the cooking bug this last weekend. He made a beautiful spanakopita for Easter. Plus, there will be the inevitable (but welcome) egg salad this week. And we've been enjoying lentejas (a slightly spicy Mexican lentil soup).
I am wearing ... my pajamas, but will be changing into my running shoes soon to get a run in with Clara. Training takes up a lot of time, but it is definitely worth it.
I am hoping ... that a big work event we have planned for Thursday night goes well. It's an annual lecture for our labor and employment law program. I always worry about how it will turn out, even though it's always been a success so far (this is our ninth one).
I am reading... not much! In the blog world, I am definitely enjoying Julie Kirk's blog series, "Push-Up Bra Blogging." If you haven't seen it yet, check it out here.
I am busy creating... lots of stuff! I was very heavily into photography during March, but I'm thinking April may see a return to more mixed media. Over the weekend, I finished my dry art journal for Kelly Kilmer's class. I'll post a class review soon. My iphonography class with Cheryl Johnson is also coming to an end soon. Ditto on the review post. I have a few scrapbook pages to post, too. Plus, the end of the month will bring my "Photo-Heart Connection" post, and the new month will witness my newest "Storytelling Sunday" post.
I am hearing... birds outside the window in the kitchen and Clara telling me it's time to get ready to go run.
What's going on in your life right now?