Outside my window.. looks like a beautiful day today. The sky is blue and the light is just right. I really should be outside taking pictures... maybe I will. (and I did... see pic below)
I am thinking... well, I woke up thinking about how old Julia is and had to ask my husband what grade she is currently in. That shouldn't be something that I need to question. I homeschool her after all! I should know, but I found myself lying in bed trying to picture her math books, wondering if it said 4th grade or 5th grade on it. Honestly, I just think it was hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that my BABY could possibly be that old!
Looking forward to.... next year. Next school year to be exact. That's what brought on this sudden confusion about Julia. I'm trying to decide what classes to put her in when we move and I'm realizing that she will no longer be young enough for the co-op classes that are listed for grades 3-5.
I am thankful for... cooler nights and bearable days. I love fall although summer does seem to be hanging on here in VA. There are still days that they are forecasting to be 90 degrees this week. That just seems wrong! But at this moment I am thankful that it's cool enough to want to wear....
I'm wearing... jeans, a black t-shirt, and a light fleece with the sleeves pushed up to my elbows.
I am remembering... the tons of apples we picked last week that are begging to be mashed and turned into apple butter before they get old and yucky.
I am creating... currently it's still in the idea stage, but Julia wants to be Mary Poppins for Halloween, so we are coming up with some plans for the costume which involves some thrift store shopping and dragging out the sewing machine for it's annual usage.
I am going...to have a deck full of teenagers wielding paintbrushes this afternoon as they create a Key Club banner for the Homecoming parade. Which means that I am going to have to go buy some snacks, because we all know that teenagers don't work well on an empty stomach.
I am reading... 1022 Evergreen Place by Debbie Macomber, but either it's starting off by rehashing some stuff from the last book or I've already read it... I'm not sure.
I am hoping... to do well with the pictures that I entered into the state fair this week. That was a trip. I cannot begin to tell you how much I struggled trying to decide which pictures to enter. What a pain! I was totally second guessing my choices, my talent, my everything, but now that I've made the decision and have sent them off to be judged, I'm feeling relieved.
From the kitchen...Apples, anyone? Apple sauce, apple butter, apple bread, apple pie, apple crisp. I'm probably not making all of them today, maybe just the apple crisp for now. Yummmmmmm.
Around the house...Even though I am sure that the kids won't care, having a group of unknown teens descend upon my house makes me want to get the house generally straightened, so that's what I'll be doing in a bit.
One of my favorite things... Fall! And why isn't it the first day of Fall today? I could have sworn that it was always on the 21st, but my calendar says that the first day is September 23rd. ????
A few plans for the rest of the week... A trip to IKEA with friends, homecoming parade and dance (not that I'm dancing, just chauffering), a possible photo shoot with the teens all dressed in their homecoming best.
I'm thinking of taking them down to the Metro station and taking pics there.
A picture I would like to share... I really have no clue what I did "wrong" with the focus, but I'm kind of liking it and wish I could do it again. (okay... I know it's shallow depth of field, but what I really think is that I was going for shallow DOF and got that but didn't really get anything in focus, but I like what it did to the leaves in the bottom left corner.)