Friday, May 11, 2012

stacks

My mom keeps laughing at me because every week I say something like, "After next week, things will slow down."  I swear it's the truth.  But I can see why she doubts me.  We're wrapping up our school year and sliding into the final week of rehearsals for the Mainstage production that Maggie is involved with.  Baseball, basketball, yard work, and regular family life all pile in there to make for some pretty overflowing days.  I've been seeing my week in stacks so here are a couple of the stacks I've worked through this past week.

I'm going to be teaching a history class next school year and I've been working through the topics and activities that I want to work through.  We have our teacher meeting today...so excited!
 My mom lent me her kindle so I could get caught up on our book club reads...I missed last month when they discussed Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers.  Next month the selection is Her Daughter's Dream....I'm finding myself frustrated by the lack of communication amongst the characters!
These books are also making me realize how vital it is that we pass on a legacy of hope and grace to our children!  
 My boy is loving this series.  We can't check them out of the library fast enough.  Yesterday we picked up 3 more and since the CDs were check out for two of the books, he actually got the books to read! yeah for more reading! 
Blueberries to nibble on all day long.  These are the best blueberries I've had.  I made a special run out last night to pick up more!   

 I finished a pile of Mother's day bracelets for my girlfriend to give at her church's Mother's Day Dedication....new design and card!  Yeah for Mothers!!
Mckenzie's pile of shorts to be hemmed....yeah for summer temps (I think they're coming!) and short wearing weather! 

Hopefully your stacks are reminders of the many joys in your life....
look around you and see how the blessings are piling up! 
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all of you! 
 Enjoy your days!

17 comments:

From All Stitched Up said...

Happy Mother's Day! It looks like lots of fun at your house.

Sally said...

I love those bracelets!

Stephanie said...

Love the bracelets for Mother's day, neat idea! Happy Mother's Day to you, have a great weekend!

Larissa said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! Your stacks are so neat. Love that you are always teaching and learning - what a beautiful example for your kiddos!

wayside wanderer said...

Cute fabric for shorts! I would love to know more about your history class. I will be teaching art next next year, a new venture from writing and worldviews which is what I typically teach. I'm looking forward to it!

Christina said...

Happy Mother's Day! Your stacks are lovely. Mine are lovely too even though the biggest ones right now are folded laundry (clean laundry IS lovely) that need to be put away before I have to re-fold them. : )

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Lisa! I've missed stopping by to see what fun you and your family are up too. It's fun to see all your goings on. Busy YOU! (And my daughter too with 4 children 9 and under). Question, what age is your son who is into the book series you show? Do you have book suggestions for a boy just finishing 3rd grade? We are looking for something to really get him loving reading. Thanks and Happy Mother's Day to you! :)
Donna

Designs on 47th Street said...

Well, I thought I left a comment but don't see it! I also love looking at your stacks. i have missed stopping by. it's always a treat to see what you are busy doing. The book series...what age is your son who is into those? Do you have a great suggestion for a series for my grandson who is just finishing up 3rd grade? We are trying to find something that really captures him! Thanks and Happy Mother's Day!! :) Donna

Meg said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, too, Lisa! I'm right there with you--making stacks and stacks of stuff!!

Gloria said...

Adorable bracelet and card to go with it! :) What a great way to look at the piles of stuff we need to do each day...a stack.

Your last post was very lovely. All good things to say, "hello" to!

Happy Mother's Day to you!!

xoxo...Gloria

Gloria said...

Adorable bracelet and card to go with it! :) What a great way to look at the piles of stuff we need to do each day...a stack.

Your last post was very lovely. All good things to say, "hello" to!

Happy Mother's Day to you!!

xoxo...Gloria

Donna Designs on 47th Street said...

Well, I thought I left a comment but don't see it! I also love looking at your stacks. i have missed stopping by. it's always a treat to see what you are busy doing. The book series...what age is your son who is into those? Do you have a great suggestion for a series for my grandson who is just finishing up 3rd grade? We are trying to find something that really captures him! Thanks and Happy Mother's Day!! :) Donna

christinelaennec said...

Happy Mother's Day to you. You seem to keep a good perspective on why all the hard work is worth it!

Kristyn Knits said...

Happy Mother's Day to one of my favorite moms!! I wanna be like you some day!!

Last week I plowed through my stacks! Now I'm living by lists!!

xoxo

Tracy said...

Hope you had a sweet weekend with family, Lisa... LOVE your rainbow-like bracelets, so pretty! My stacks seem to grow instead of really reduce, but they're good stacks, so I don't mind. Fun shorts...No shorts wearing yet, here. It's been a chilly, dull spring so far here, waiting for it to really kick in! LOL... Happy Days ((HUGS))

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day!! Love the bracelets you made....so generous and thoughtful!

no spring chicken said...

My mother has the same (justified) concern...

At least your business is turning out some creative goodness. I'm not sure what mine is producing. :{ :)

Blessings, Debbie