Monday, March 23, 2020
winter, again?!...and the BEST cozy pic!
Yeah, it's been snowing all day...these are from this morning, it's deeper now. I didn't realize it would actually stick to the ground, but it IS beautiful, like Narnia out there. I am going to make sure to get out in it in a bit.
But first, here's a pic I took this morning:
Miss Charlotte Claire doing school work, Sunny-the-dog, Orange Guy-the-cat...just the lounging, and the comfort food, sums up our house right now. I made the waffles and delivered them to the kids while they did their work, Abigail too. She's on half day schedule, to keep them socially distanced in her office...who knew the vending machine business was essential? She's gone to work now. Evelyn is taking a calculus exam, and the other kids doing school work while Paul works from home in the kitchen.
I broke a glass this morning, dropping a heavy travel mug from the cupboard onto the counter, which knocked off a brand new glass...dang it. When Evelyn cleaned and organized the pantry, we found a box of beautiful glasses I had gotten for 90% off a while ago, because there were only five instead of six in the box. Well, now there are only four.
Life is different yet the same. Having more people here has made it more interesting, and I am really glad to see so many things about myself, things that are stirred up because of more personalities in a small space. It's easy to see ourselves as very nice and peaceful people, when we're all by ourselves. But add some opinionated daughters, a teenaged son who knows pretty much everything, a few more teenagers, mix them all up, spin them around, and wow, I am a jerk! I like the last word! I get offended when they refer to "boomers"! I get irritated about empty seltzer cans and when they stuff one more thing into the garbage can instead of taking it out. Wasting paper towels now seems like a capital offense, btw.
But I am thankful, so very thankful for these days! Not long ago, there were actually days when I was rattling around in this house, all by my lonesome, and those days will probably be coming again, at some point. So now I am surrounded by family, and dad-gummit, I am going to find salvation in it all, AND, I am going to enjoy it as much as possible!
Camille and I are going to start a puzzle, she finished her work for the day. Isn't it crazy that these girls homeschooled for five years, and here they are, back home again? And to have Abigail back home, 32 years old, I love it! She is a joy to have, she is thankful for everything!
I'll leave you with today's selfie...
And, last night's dinner, homemade chicken pot pie...
(I made three of them, there is only like half of one left...)
And, coffee drink by Jon, embellished with chocolate syrup and crushed Oreos by Evelyn, sampled by Miss Camille Anaya...
Stay safe, stay inside unless you can get outside for some fresh air, and most of all, look up!!! Pray and you'll receive, seek and you'll find...this really is an amazing time of grace!