Sunday, December 2nd - 8:07 am
Outside my window.....the sun has risen and the clouds are moving quickly from the sky. It was 80 degrees here in Texas yesterday and I'm expecting the same for this afternoon as well.
I am thinking.....of the dream I had last night in which Craig had bought a piece of land and I designed our dream home. I was actually walking through the house and then creating a floor plan during my dream. Very strange.
I am thankful.....that Natalie is strong, smart, healthy and vivacious.
In the kitchen.....I made two great dinners last week, both of which Natalie thoroughly enjoyed: tilapia with noodles and zucchini on Thursday and then Taco Soup on Saturday night (but too bad it wasn't cold outside to REALLY enjoy it!).
I am wearing.....a high school basketball shirt, Nike running shorts and my hair in a ponytail.
I am creating.....not a whole lot right now! We've got the house decorated for Christmas and I'm very content with how it turned out. In years past I have been anxious to have the house COMPLETELY decorated but this year I'm good with what we've done....I don't want to have it ALL decorated because then what would I have to look forward to next year?!
I am going.....to have a busy three weeks before Christmas vacation - we've got basketball games twice a week combined with Cross Country meets AND trying to find time with friends in between all that.
I am wondering.....why Natalie has been getting little bits of baby acne on her cheeks recently.
I am reading.....nothing right now! Yikes! I'm supposed to be starting The Yard by Alex Grecian for Book Club but I haven't been able to locate it in the stores. I'm also looking for some new blogs to read....some with little to no advertising, lots of reflection and truth combined with a healthy dose of self-deprecation and humor.
I am hoping.....that Natalie soon begins sleeping in past 5:00 in the morning.
I am looking forward to.....being done with Cross Country and having some time off from school in a few weeks.
I am learning.....to stand up for myself and acknowledge when statements or actions are inappropriate and rude.
Around the house.....there are some rooms that are a general disaster area. Craig and I have some great ideas about how to rearrange the layout (move dining room from front room to closer to the kitchen and then transform front room into study) but it will take money and time to complete these tasks.
I am pondering.....our plans for today. I do not want to sit around the house but I also have things that MUST be completed at home (laundry, grocery shopping, etc).
One of my favorite things.....watching Natalie develop imaginary play.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Two basketball games for Craig, one Cross Country meet for me, dinner with a good friend and my school's annual Christmas party on Friday.