Joining in over at Sucipio!
Moments of Gratitude:
* For safety for all of us as we navigated the storms that hit our area today.
* For staying home for a whole day this weekend and getting a lot accomplished.
* For the wonderful friends we were with to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday.
Outside my window:
It is pitch black (because it's nighttime :)) and the wind is howling away. Thankfully the rain has stopped.
Around the House:
Since free time has been at a premium lately, I have really taken to heart the "do small things here and there" principal. I might have a big project in mind, like clean the whole house from top to bottom and clean the carpets and fix the paint in the bathroom, but I realize that that isn't going to all happen right now so instead I've been tackling small jobs whenever I can. While I cook, I clean in the kitchen. While I'm waiting for my curling iron to heat up, I fold laundry. While the coffee is brewing (which takes up to 1/2 an hour sometimes!) I pick up a room or two. It might not be how I like it, but at least I'm chipping away at things bit by bit.
The Upcoming Week:
Our last IEW writing class is this week. The kids in the class (eight in total) all wrote a five paragraph essay on a topic of their choosing and this week they have to give an oral presentation to the moms. Should be fun - for us moms at least. Mr 13 yo has threatened to lock me out so I can't watch him give his. This is also the last week of regular classes for the Performing Arts Center and then begins the week of dress rehearsals.
At the end of the week our parish is hosting a fundraising gourmet dinner to raise money for a St. Gianna Molla Shrine they are going to be building. For you Relevant Radio listeners, Drew Mariani will be speaking and yours truly will be the official photographer! If you get a chance, you should check out the link and if you're ever in the area, sometime after next summer of course, you should visit. It promises to be a place of peace and healing for those who need it.
* For many of my family members who are suffering emotionally and physically.
* For our upcoming performance and for the rehearsals that all will go smoothly.
How I can stop myself from loading up December with stuff to do since we'll be done with the play and there will be no extra classes for the WHOLE month. I am so looking forward to that, but I fear I might get carried away with making up for lost time.
Isn't this such an adorably happy baby? I love baby shots, so here's a few for those of you who do, too.