Looking out my window… this morning’s clear skies are giving way to clouds. The forecast seems to be saying that monsoon season is starting. In some ways it seems like we missed summer being gone those extra two weeks because of the transmission needing to be rebuilt.
I am thinking… about packing and sorting; what to take and what to get rid of. We REALLY want to try to pare down to the bare minimum and start fresh when we get there. A lot of what we have was great when we only had a few little kids, but isn’t really working for our larger family that includes teens.
I am thankful… that God has given us direction and we know where he wants us to go, if not the exact timing. Also thankful for a healthy pregnancy and that my energy (such as it is) has returned (makes packing a lot easier).
One of my favorite things… feeling those early baby kicks.
I am wearing… jeans and a faded blue t-shirt; enjoying having shorter hair in this heat. Thinking of hair, I need to buzz cut all the boys’ hair before I pack the clippers.
I am creating… bags of trash for Matthew to take out. It’s amazing how much junk you hold on to ‘just in case’ when you’ve lived in one place for several years.
I am reading… or rather skimming through books on my shelves trying to determine which ones I really want to keep. A lot of good books, but which ones do I see myself making the time to re-read. The hardest part I think will be paring down the kids’ books.
I am hearing… 3:30pm – the drone of the A/C, kids chattering as they play Minecraft, music playing in the living room.
In the garden… things seem to be growing fine, if a bit slow. I wonder if we will get to enjoy any of the produce before we leave.
I am hoping… that God will bring in the support we need quickly and we can be fully moved back to Alaska before this little one is due in November.
In the kitchen… I need to do a menu plan for the rest of the month in order to make sure we use up what’s left in the freezer.