For Today, July 13, 2013...
I am seeing...my little potted mango tree, which is not so little anymore, and which will need to get planted into the ground soon.
I am feeling...elated at my son's FCAT scores! Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Tests, or FCAT, is the yearly exam given to kids in grades 3-12. It determines the school's grades, and whether the child is learning or needs to repeat a grade. The highest possible score is a 6; a 2 or greater is needed to pass. My son got a 3 in reading and a 4 in math - that math score is the highest he's ever gotten! I was so surprised but pleased as well. He had pre-algebra this year with some geometry thrown in for good measure :P, and he told me the exam was pretty hard. To get a 4 (equivalent to a B) is wonderful! His reading score is also up; while he got a 3 last year as well, the actual score went from 228 to 246. I'm so thrilled with his improvement!
I am hearing...the ticking of the toaster oven. I have some biscuits in there for my kids. Well, the two youngest. My oldest son left early this morning for work.
I am tasting...my morning cup of Joe along with my vitamins. Breakfast is coming: Fiber One chocolate cereal and a buttered, toasted English muffin.
I am smelling...those biscuits, and a couple of sausages fried up because my youngest son loves sausages.
It just takes a moment to observe your surroundings. Won't you join me?