Decorating - We're not in a season of life that allows us to decorate our house however we want, which is fine. The benefit to that is that I get pretty excited when one little decorating issue gets improved upon. Simple pleasures. In this particular case it was Naomi's bed. She moved into this bed almost four months ago, but the top bunk had no bedding and she was sleeping on the boys' old, ratty sheets. It worked, as her needs were met. However, we used some birthday money she got and some summer school income to get her new bedding. She actually snuggled one of the packages of sheets all through the store and was so excited to show them off to the guys when we got home. That's as close to being "decorated" as her room is going to get, but at least it's clearly a girl's room now!
Once our boys got done chuckling at my new shades, they got a kick out of the fact that I couldn't read anything. My vision was so blurry!! Silas read my mail and checked my e-mail for me, then I sprawled on my bed in a dark room until things started to come into focus. What a trippy experience!!
Leaves - I've spied several trees with leaves that are turning red. I love fall and it's right around the corner!!!
Homeschooling - I got notice that our intent to homeschool was received by the school district. Of course, we've been homeschooling for a while now, but we've never had to report because Oregon's age for compulsory attendance is seven. Silas turned seven this summer, so we turned in our paperwork. I guess that makes us official homeschoolers.