Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Something Besides Sports

Occasionally I do something besides watch soccer and football games. Like this afternoon.....

It is raining pretty hard right now. I was supposed to be on my way to the school about now for a middle school game and then a varsity game, but because of the rain, the games have been cancelled for today. The boys are pretty disappointed. I am too, but I am also now relishing the possibilities for the afternoon. They include baking bread, cooking a nice dinner, finally getting the French lessons planned and assignments written in the boys' notebooks, doing laundry, vacuuming my bedroom, making a frozen dinner for a friend, drinking a cup of English Breakfast tea and reading my chapter from
Seeing and Savoring Jesus, watching the BBC production of Macbeth. Now surely, I won't do all of this, but it is a pleasure to have abundant possibilities and an afternoon in which to be busy about my home. I tell my boys I will never be bored! That's certainly true this rainy afternoon. What are you doing?

5 comments:

Nicole said...

I'm blogging! I should be doing some reading, but on a day like this I'm afraid reading would put me right to sleep!

the Olsons said...

I did a blanket inventory of all the Higher Ground Farm blankets, sheets, and waterproof turnout blankets that Jamie owns. I separated them into those that are usable, those that need to be repaired, and those that we will keep to use for patches and hardware. We'll make a big laundromat run within the next week, and then figure out who will be wearing what heavy blankets this winter.

I also rode two horses, set feed, then came home and made tomato soup for dinner. All in all, a productive afternoon and a good chore for a rainy day, although it would have been nice to bake something yummy and then curl up with a good book or movie on this rainy, chilly afternoon. :)

Melanie said...

It was rainy for us, too. I spent a lot of the time going through pictures I took of the Rememberance Walk in Winston Salen last weekend. I also posted some pictures that I took of my cousin and her little newborn, which turned our GREAT! I did a bunch of laundry, played with Mallory, and then went to a new friend's house for dinner! Yes! We had a dinner invite! It was truly wonderful to have fellowship with a new family in our community. The Lord is good and his blessings are abundant.

Jen Unsell said...

A day late- but I will jump in. The kids and I loved the rain all day. We made a miniature golf course throughout downstairs with things we had laying around the house and then enjoyed playing over and over again. When we tired of that we did alot of reading. :-) I LOVE rainy days!

Beth said...

Jen,
I think you win the prize for the most creative rainy day activity! Sounds like fun!