Outside: is Tennessee. After 3 years, I'm still struggling with this. Earnestly seeking new peace about this, or a change if that's what God has in mind!
Thinking: About too many things. None of which I can share, really, and I hate this because I truly enjoy being an open-book-type person.
Thankful: That today is Friday, that Marty is home, that I can share some of the child-watching so I can get to some of the chores that have piled up since the contents of our car exploded in our foyer and kitchen when we arrived home on Monday night. Hopefully tomorrow I can say "I'm thankful for a clean house." Fingers crossed.
From the kitchen: I made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies this week and while they were good, they weren't great. They're just missing...something! Don't know what. I would welcome a good recipe!
Going: Outside at some point this weekend. Lucy is teething and Will is acting under the weather, and I'm pretty tired, too, so we haven't ventured out. And I'm going a bit stir-crazy.
Reading: Elizabeth Berg's Escaping into the Open, her book on writing. The more I read about the craft of writing, the more I wonder if I'm cut out for it? Seems to be more punishing than rewarding, and that has been my personal experience with it thus far, to be sure.
Shopping: Still compiling a list of Christmas gift ideas from online shopping. To stay in-budget, I need to spread out the purchasing over the next few months and I want to be done well before time, too!
Hearing: "Blessings" by Laura Story on my Christian radio station. This song moves me to tears, even when (especially when?) I don't feel like having a cry!
A favorite thing: The smiles on my babies' faces when I go to retrieve them in the mornings. Just priceless.