Outside my window: The sun is just cresting the horizon. There’s a gray mist on the far field and pink and yellow above the tree line.

Around the house: It’s quiet. But not for much longer.

What I’ve been writing: Oh my word. This and that and what I can. I’ve been trying to keep my Sarah Reinhard Twitter feed updated with all the links, so if you’re bound and determined to follow me, you can look there. (That said, my peerybingle Twitter feed is where I’m yakking and sharing fun things like the anticipation of pooptivities.)

In my kitchen: There is a mess waiting to happen, because today is Corn Preservation Day. Our garden has yielded nada, but down the road, an enterprising teenager has a whole field of lovely sweet corn, two bushels of which are shucked and in my fridge, promising work and winter eating joy.

In my thoughts: I’ve been thinking a lot about the challenges we faced in early 2010 with the unexpected death of our brother-in-law and our daughter’s health challenges. I did some writing about it recently and walked around in tears for a day. Strangely, it was almost cleansing. And now it’s on my mind, in the background of my thoughts for the last few days.

In my plans: Corn preservation. Lots of writing. Juggling children. Staying inside where the a/c is quite nice.

In thanksgiving: For the hilarity of life with young children. For the ongoing challenge and joy of being a Boy Mom. For friends who pray with and for me.

In my prayers: A very special young lady. A friend. My sanity.

Nose inserted: I have been reading like a crazy woman this summer (huzzah!), but in the last week, it’s slowed to what’s probably a more normal-for-the-coming months pace. (Guess I shouldn’t have bumped up my Goodreads Reading Challenge Goal for the year, huh?) Right now:

  • Gulliver’s Travels, via the ever-delightful Just the Books podcast (fiction)
  • The Tripods Attack!, by John McNichol (YA fiction)
  • The Imitation of Mary: In Four Books, by Thomas a Kempis
  • Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self, by Joyce Rupp

Recent reads: I no sooner started blogging at Happy Catholic Bookshelf (remember that? from weeks ago?), looking at the pile on my desk of books to be reviewed, and I found myself with NO TIME TO BLOG ABOUT BOOKS. Well. August is here. Mwahaha. Here are my latest few reads (with the solemn promise to blog soonish):

  • Till We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis (fiction)
  • The Secret Cardinal, by Tom Grace (fiction)
  • Follow You, Follow Me: Why Social Networking Is Essential to Ministry, by John Voelz (reviewed here)
  • Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man, by Brian McGory

A favorite thing: Fresh sweet corn.

Food for thought: “The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I lack.” (The rest is here.)

Worth a thousand words:

Shameless self-promotion: On Fridays, I’m hosting Family Fun Fridays. Last week was the debut, and you can still join in the linky-fun. See you then?

This post is linked to the Catholic Woman’s Almanac at Suscipio (with thanks to Jenny for pointing it out to me in the combox!).