Outside my window. . .cold, icy. So icy that the kids are home ALL DAY due to road conditions!
I am thinking. . .that I would like to start my spring cleaning. Maybe spring will show up.
I am thankful for. . .the love and friendship in my life. I really am.
From the kitchen. . . a lovely burning candle that smells so fresh. Hot cup of chai tea. fruit, lots of fruit. again, a symbol of spring.
I am wearing. . .jeans, Packer t-shirt and long gray sweater. I love gray right now.
I am creating. . .a new painting from our trip to Ethiopia almost a year ago. Hope to get to it later today. The link below is the companion piece to it.
I am going. . .(after Jack finishes his time out) to get all 7 kids in my house to the art studio
(studio below...I know I'm spoiled) ;)
I am reading. . . blogs & magazines, right now because it is quick and satisfying. "People" with Jennifer Aniston on the cover is for quiet time later today. Rocks your world, i know. There is a pile of great books bedside, which I will tackle on spring break. Right now they just put me to sleep!
I am hoping. . . for spring. peace. hope in the world.
I am hearing. . .6 kids laughing as they play, Bob the bulldog making noises playing with them, and 1 kid (Jack) whining to come out of the"time out" spot.
Around the house. . .the kids are home from school with an "ice day". It is busy and chaotic, but in a good way.
One of my favorite things. . . Gwen Frostic's book: To Those Who See
It is a book my grandmother gave me, that had been agift to her in 1973. It is filled with poetry, beautiful papers and reflections of nature. I recently shared it with my artist's group and they loved it too. It is fantastic.
A few plans for the rest of the week. . . a couple days of the school routine, working out, eating better, getting in the art studio, watching a movie. Then driving 5 hours to MN with 4 kids ALONE, to be with my Dad on his birthday, visit my family and snuggle my baby niece, Eleanor.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing . . .