2. Try new budget system
3. New Bible reading plan (Book of Common Prayer)
4. Write at least twice a week
5. Winter walk on the beach
6. Workout 3x week
Cooking/eating: Chili. Sloppy joes. Chinese food takeout to celebrate the end of a long week. A little chocolate in honor of Easter. ;) Pork and roasted veggies.
Thinking about: Summer staffing. How I want to rearrange my life this fall. Repainting the trailer inside and out. Tiny houses. Converting a cargo trailer into a tiny.
Excited about: Only seven weeks left to our school year! Hosting a bonfire party. One last day of Spring Break. Summer break being just around the corner.
Watching: The eleventh season of Bones, all in one go after I was flattened by a horrific migraine and spent most of 48 hours in dark, quiet spaces. Amelie - I haven't seen it since college! An episode of Lost with Ruth to celebrate her passing her Lifeguard course.
Reading: Pride and Prejudice (I think it's safe to say I've now given Jane Austen a fair shot and I'm just not a fan). I finished "As Good As Gone" and I LOVED IT. Almost as good as "The Girl On The Train." I have a weird mix of classics and modern thrillers loaded up right now, and I have a little less than seven weeks to plow through them before June first and my annual reread of Atlas Shrugged.
Eating: Asian turkey lettuce wrap filling (the last of the batch I put in the freezer for lunches - I need to make another, it was amazing); bean and bacon soup (and burritos, using it as a filling); lots of kale and eggs; I have a pork tenderloin I need to cook, probably Friday.
Learning: Spanish (via Duolingo).
Succeeding at: keeping the house cleanish; teaching butterfly.
Failing at: returning emails.
Reading: The Montessori At Home Guide (not as practical as I'd expected, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn that some concepts I'm a huge proponent of are montessori); Homeschooling Methods (so far hugely boring and also not as practical as I'd hoped).
Listening to: The Phantom of The Opera by Gaston Leroux (if possible, Raoul is even more of a simpering idiot than in the musical); Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale; started As Good As Gone by Amy Gentry. (Also The Boxcar Children Ice Cream Sundae Mystery and Mrs Piggle Wiggle's Magic wjth the kids. But those don't count ;))
Adventuring: planting a garden (garlic, potatoes, spinach, fennel, red and orange peppers, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, and broccoli); sitting by the wharf with coffee while the girls walk around in between jobs; sleeping wjth the windows open and being aware of it even while I slept, the sheer sensory joy of night breezes, moonlight, and insects.
Everyday magic: opening the door to put out the trash one night and looking up just in time to catch a brilliant shooting star. Spring coming (thank God!). Picking up Zephyr and feeling him snuggle into my arms. :)
Reading: "Every Day Is A Holiday" - finished at last! Started "Common Prayer: A Liturgy For Ordinary Radicals" and I'm looking forward to it.
Listening to: "The Fellowship Of The Ring" and LOVING it. I think I might do "The Hobbit" next. Or possibly go another round with CS Lewis and "The Silver Chair." I need something soul-soothing.
Accomplishing: A clean house and the grocery shopping completed; cleaned out the car; washed some towels; rewrote the roster and answered emails; filled the propane tanks. Basically nothing except the everyday chores that seem a hundred times harder when you've been wiped out by a stomach bug. :/
Excited about: Celebrating Valentine's Day with the kids on Tuesday (we're having a "class party" which shall consist of delivering homemade valentines to the mailboxes we painted last week, eating turkey pot pie at their request (lol), making muddy buddies, and a special movie (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)).
Thinking about: too tired to think.