outside my window . . . the ground is entirely soaked and squidgey from last night's terrific rain.
in the kitchen . . . making chicken stock today for cabbage soup tonight.
around the house . . . my dining room table is finally cleared from all the laundry! For now, anyway.
from our studies . . . this week we move onto MesoAmerica and volcanoes. We are finishing a children's version of Canterbury Tales (the kids loved it) and will start Secret of the Andes. Artist: Durer, Composer: still Edvard Grieg. Still reading, but coming to the end of, Wind in the Willows. This week's Latin phrase: "Dum spiro, spero", which means "While I breathe, I hope."
thinking about . . . how to celebrate my middle daughter's 8th birthday. We don't do big parties for every year...only the big years. But she needs a bit of a fuss made over her this year.
listening to. . . it is very quiet this morning despite almost the whole family being up. Right now I only hear the newspaper shuffling (eldest son reading) and middle son playing with Baby L.
thankful for. . . My sweet middle daughter and her amazing creativity.
reading . . . just finished Lost to the West. If you are a history buff and have any curiosity about the Byzantine Empire and the roots of the Renaissance, I highly recommend it. What's up next . . . I think the Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer. Still reading Divine Comedy (well I say that, but I haven't picked it up in a while), Flannery O'Connor and Dorothy Sayers.
creating . . . continuing to create what I like to call an "interim mess" while sorting out the house (giveaways and trash).
remembering . . . what we were doing this time a year ago - packing for Ghana.
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to foster rhythm and beauty . . . this week I need to purchase daffodil bulbs to force for St. David's Day (Mar 1)
to live the liturgy . . . making some Lenten plans, right now collecting good fasting meal ideas for the whole family. This year we are going to give up some things together!
to educate faithfully . . . stopping to ponder the ideas.
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one of my favorite things . . . the Dollar Store mug my middle son gave me for Christmas. (I know it was Dollar Store because I took them there to shop!)
a few plans for the upcoming week . . .
Monday: working at the store in the evening for a bit.
Tuesday: evening phone meeting (at home)
Wednesday: bible study and meeting in the evening.
Thursday: haircut for eldest son
Friday: coffee shop meeting and movie night
Saturday: Birthday for middle daughter!
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