Joining with the Ladies over at Sucipio!
Moments of Gratitude:
* Seeing my son make his first basket in a basketball game.
* The beauty that was found at our annual Father/Daughter Ball
* A good first week back to school
* Watching new episodes of "Downton Abbey" and "Once Upon a Time" with my kids
Beauty in the Ordinary:
On Sunday we took down all of our Christmas decorations. There is definitely beauty in the simplicity of the house after all of the fanfare of the holidays is over :)
In the Kitchen:
Back to some semblance of "clean eating" for us. Gone are the sweets and desserts and pop and all of that sugary goodness; we're going back to the basics. I know there will be some withdrawal, but I'm hoping that it will be minimal.
I'm still trying to adjust to our new activity schedule. Ms 16 yo is back to ballet, which is two evenings a week and Mr 12 yo is in basketball for the next 6 weeks so that is another two nights a week. The final week night is choir practice for some and adoration for the rest of us. That leaves no week day nights unencumbered, and that is not something that I relish. Throw in a few afternoon activities for the week and I'm already starting to feel my blood pressure rise!
For our world. Every where I turn there is suffering and craziness to the point of being overwhelming. I'm praying for a peaceful heart and one full of trust; one that willingly surrenders to Divine Providence.
I finished "Choosing Joy" by Dan Lord and it was wonderful. There were a lot of great bits of wisdom contained in that book. Next on my list is a Bishop Sheen's autobiography that I received for Christmas. Can't wait to dive into that one.