1. Bronchitis...not fun. After two weeks of trying to cure myself by natural means, I ran to the DR. screaming "GIVE ME DRUGS!". Really, I just want to be better. What started out as a nasty head cold has slowly progressed into bronchitis. As I said at the outset: Not. Fun.
2. Brooklyn Museum. If you are ever in these parts, I highly recommend this excursion. Not only is there a fabulous James Tissot exhibit called "The Life of Christ", there was almost an entire floor dedicated to ancient Egyptian artifacts, and exhibits depicting 18th and 19th century homes of Brooklyn. There was more, but nine hungry children had had enough! It would definitely be worth a second visit to see the rest of this museum...umm... minus the "art" exhibits which had a sign recommending parents to preview the art before bringing their children in!
3. Holidays. In just a few moments I am headed off to bed to make lists. First I need to make a list of the lists I need to make and then I'll work from there.
4. Thanksgiving. We are having quite a crowd and I can't wait. I think this deserves its own post, though, so that's all I"ll say on that.
5. Thomas. He hates to write, but ever since I started using the morning basket, which includes a notebook just for him to write his thoughts in,his writing has greatly improved. Mind you, there was no where to go, but up. He is actually enjoying this. I think the secret is the freedom he has to express his thoughts. I allow him to write about anything (I may suggest ideas if he is stumped) and I don't correct anything at all... not spelling, not grammar, not handwriting. The purpose of this is to just get him used to expressing his thoughts in writing. Funny thing is, his spelling, grammar and handwritng are improving on their own as I think he is taking great pride in his writing accomplishments. A happy, yet unforeseen benefit!
6. Christmas musical at our church. Three of my children, plus my husband, Dan will be performing in this. They a rehearsing like mad and I need to get costumes going. I have ideas, but nothing done yet.. (see #3)
7. This will be the first Thanksgiving EVER that I don't have all six of my children together around the table. It was bound to happen sooner or later, and I know this is right (engaged daughter spending time w/ future in-laws), but I still feel a little melancholy about it. Good thing I will be having a huge crowd to take my mind off of it.
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Enjoy those you love this weekend!