Outside my window...I am watching my boys toss a football around. It is hot and humid today, so I'm guessing they won't be outside for long.
I am thinking...this week begins Summer Rec activities for the kids, which means scheduling becomes a "must" at this point, as well as enforced bedtimes.
I am thankful...that it is Sunday and we began our day attending Mass all together.
In the kitchen...is the skeleton of a birthday dinner for Pumpkin. On this hot and humid day (yes, I did already mention that) she has requested spaghetti and meatballs.
I am wearing...my church attire - a skirt and blouse.
I am creating...a Birthday Cake, per request from Pumpkin. Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting with sprinkles and chocolate chips. I'll post pictures later.
I am going...possibly to a reunion for my high school graduation class later in the week. One of our classmates has moved back to the state and is hosting a small get-together.
I am wondering...how many nights can I serve my kids cold cereal for supper before I am considered negligent.
I am reading...Rediscovering Catholicism by Matthew Kelly. I have been reading this book for a few months, as I read it in very small doses. I am now on the final chapter.
I am hoping...that a project/dream will soon come to fruition.
I am looking forward to...my College Friends Annual Gathering. It's still a few weeks off, but I never cease to get giddy just thinking about it!
I am learning...that my kids are growing up fast and are getting less dependent on me for certain things/tasks.
Around the house...Monkey has been tackling home-improvement projects. I love being able to cross off items on our "to-do" list. It feels like we're actually making progress.
I am pondering...resurrecting our weekly meal plan/menus. They made life so much easier.
A favorite quote for today...actually from two days ago. Pumpkin spent the Fourth of July with her Grandpa. "Little fireworks had little booms. I didn't like them. Big fire works have bigger booms and I really don't like those. The Jell-O was good!"
One of my favorite things...sitting on our deck, hanging out with my kids and sipping a cool beverage.
A peek into my day...it's all about family today. We'll be celebrating Pumpkin's birthday at 5:00, so very soon I will be preparing the meal and having the kids tidy up the house. My kids love visitors and I love Sundays spent with family!