Monday, November 23, 2009

Daybook of Thankfulness

FOR TODAY... from Cay's Daybook
Outside my window...
my windows are crying
I am hearing...
a dog bark...a dog whine...two younger daughters quietly talking
I am thinking...
of the fun we had with like-minded friends this weekend. Great fun! Great fellowship!
I am thankful for...
the fact, in this fretful economy, my husband and three older children all have jobs and, more importantly, they are all healthy and able to work.
And that everyone made it safely back home from sport travels this weekend.
I am wearing...
blue floral pajamas
I am remembering...
what an awesome, fun weekend we had with the soccer team.
This is my note to myself...
Get off your duff and get some writing done this week!
I was...
watching Barbie's "A Christmas Carol" with Annie in bed last night.
I am reading...
Recipes and Wooden Spoons (A Grace Chapel Inn Tale)

I am creating...
Mother's Comfort for Advent (a mini-retreat starting the 1st Sunday of Advent, just for Moms)
I am hoping..

that this new liturgical year will be spiritually fruitful and thoughtfully up-lifting.

On my mind...

the new entertainment center is kinda big...just kinda.
From the learning rooms...

Thanksgiving Play last week and pulled Thanksgiving books off the shelf to read this week...simple Thanksgiving lapbook with Annie...that's school...and I'm thankful.

My list this week..
  • Order Christmas cards
  • Help write and mail Santa letter
  • Help girls with Christmas shopping lists
  • Wash and pack for Thanksgiving trip
  • Shop for baby shower gift
  • Clean out girls' room

Pondering these words...

"The Lord says: my plans for you are peace and not disaster..." Jer 29:11

"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful." ~ John 14:27

From the kitchen...

Cleaned out refrigerator...organized freezer...planned and shopped for this week's menu...actually it was last week's menu...I'm a week behind:

  • Meatball Poboys/ Friendship Bread
  • Seafood Casserole
  • Hamburger/Noodle Casserole/ Butterfinger Pie
  • Chicken & Angel Hair Alfredo & Salad
  • Blend of the Bayou...
  • Bacon-Mushroom Spaghetti Pie/ Cranberry-Buttermilk Bread
  • Ham & Lima Bean Pot
  • Shrimp and Eggplant Casserole & Spinach Bread

(ETA:: I needed to come back and tell you all that this menu got us through 2 weeks. We certainly don't eat this way every night.)

And I cannot wait to use these lovely kitchen comforts warmed and knitted for me by Joann, a mom who understands and loves picture books as much as I do and who doesn't realize how much she has taught me about being grateful for little houses and what we have in them.

Aren't the holiday colors---I'm thinking of cranberries---simply perfect!!! Thank you, Joann!


Around the house...

we are picking out new paint colors for the living room and kitchen walls. Any suggestions for either room?

This is also the week to declutter and rearrange the little girls' room. It's must-do!

One of my favorite things...

fresh paint!

From my picture journal...


A priceless photo of the Knights soccer team with Coach Larry (voted Coach-of-the-Year) at the State Soccer Tournament this weekend (Knights played their hearts out and placed 3rd in State!). So much fun! The children's faces are worth a 1,000 words.

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