My occasional Daybook.
Outside.... gray and cold. The first snowfall to stick was yesterday, though it is gone now.
Inside.... the wood stove makes it nice and warm in the center of the house, at least, though the perimeter is still chilly.
Waiting.... for Sean to get home from school. He gets the day off tomorrow! and has to study for an Earth Science test.
Catching up on.... laundry. It's been getting ahead of me these days.
In the Kitchen..... the freezer and pantry are a bit sparse right now. We are due for a shopping day. I will probably make tuna casserole, and supplement with fish sticks for the teen boys.
Schoolroom Events.... it's exam week.
Reading .... The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. The title in French is more poetic: Scaphandre et la papillon. Kevin and I watched the screen version last week, so I requested the book.
Hearing.... Paddy singing the Mighty Mouse theme song. I know why he caught on to that. Kevin watched Man on the Moon last week, and talked about Andy Kaufman a bit to the teens.
Seeing.... Brendan pacing back and forth. Which means he is thinking. I asked him and he is physically thinking out a story. That's what I used to do. I should try it again sometime, actually.
Remembering..... for some reason, Jean Claude Killy. Maybe because of the book I'm reading. Killy was the graduation speaker at the school from which I graduated. My dad was impressed with his speech... on how important education is. This Olympic skier basically said he wished he had not devoted quite so many brain cells to his sport, because he had to live many more years than his athletic prowess lasted.
Recent Past -- we cleared our lot of tree-brush yesterday, since Smokey Bear had left a gentle note on our door saying that one of his representatives was going to come and check. Damp, cold, hard work but having five and a half workers (the half was Aidan) meant less than 2 hours of time to do about 10 man-hours of work.
Near Future -- Liam will come home for Thanksgiving, and Sean will play his last JV game.
Plans to Focus On -- holidays, and tackling the house, and getting things winter-ready.