Outside in Kansas City~It is a cloudy day, currently 67 degrees, but everything is very green and lush from all the rain.

I am thinking~That it has been so long since I updated my blog that I don’t know quite how to start.

I am thankful for~My family and for God’s character which is unchanging.

In my kitchen~All is quiet, clean dishes in the dishwasher need to be put away, unfortunately meals are not planned and I am consistently flying by the seat of my pants. Many times the question of what is for dinner is answered with well I am making it up as I go along.

I am wearing~Turquoise t-shirt, jeans, no shoes.

Last creative endeavor~ Planting flowers in the yard!

I am going~To try to get as much work as possible done around my house before I go back to work on June 28th. 

Can’t wait for~Saturday’s Luau Birthday Party for our 13 year old foster daughter to be over.  I can then relax about all that is involved in that!  I just pray the weather holds, guests can make it, and all have a good time. 

Family News~We are enjoying having Nicholas home for the summer, Taylor just completed his first summer baseball tournament and they were the Champions, both boys have special young ladies coming to visit us from out of state.  The grandkids are doing great!

Current Read~ Get Outta My Face by Rick Horne, Can This Child Be Saved?  by Foster Cline, M.D. & Cathy Helding, listening to The Associate by John Grisham

I am hearing~The Martha Stewart Show

I am hoping~To enjoy a quiet weekend at Lake of the Ozarks with the ladies in my family over Father’s Day weekend, yeah, I know it is terrible timing but it is what was available.

Around the house~Taylor started staining our deck last week and it is looking so much better, the plants are all thriving, even the weeds.  Lots of work to do!

Simple pleasure~Summer bible study with the teen girls, they are amazingly open and I’m wondering if I was ever that dramatic and giggly.

Plans for the weekend~Staci Kok, Nicholas’ girlfriend is coming to stay, baseball tournament in Warrensburg, MO starts Thursday and lasts through Sunday for Taylor, both the foster kids have flag football games on Saturday then the big luau on Saturday night!!