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Posted by on May 22, 2022


Looking out my window… it has been a beautiful day! Lots of warm sunshine (we got up into the upper 60s today) and a nice breeze. We’ve enjoyed spending most of the day outside.

I am thankful… that three of my older kids have found jobs for the summer.  Matthew will be working as a flagger for DOT, Lydia is going to be helping in the deli at the grocery store, and Caleb will be taking over from Matthew in cleaning the radio station.

I am thinking… about how the rhythm of our family changes as the kids get older.

One of my favorite things… warm, sunny spring days. The mosquitos aren’t bad yet and it feels sooo good to be outside after such a long winter.

I am creating … curtains for Scott’s engineering area at the radio station. Nineteen years after the station was built and they’re finally getting made. We found some fun, engineering-related fabric prints for them.

I am hearing… 5pm – the dryer running, Kara typing/clicking away at her computer, the occasional child’s voice floating in through the open windows.

In the kitchen… I tried my hand at making cheeseballs for the graduation reception.  They turned out quite well. The three kinds I tried were: garlic and onion, chocolate chip, and dill pickle.

In the garden… I planted carrots, turned the compost pile, and corralled the kids for yardwork. Since the snow fell before the leaves did last fall, I wasn’t able to rake them up for the compost then.  So today we worked on getting that done before grass and weeds hide them all.

In the school room… one graduated, seven kids to go. Whew! All except one child are done with school for the year. I’ve also made a good dent in planning and collecting curriculum for next year.

A moment from my life…

Spending the day in Valdez with cousins


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