Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Summer Daybook

Thankful For:

* A great time with fellow homeschooling moms on Saturday.  There were two talks (myself and the pastor of the church we were at), yummy food, good conversations, door prizes and even a massage and manicure if you wanted one.  What a great way to spend a rainy day.

* A very low-key Sunday. Mass and, well, that's about it.  It was Ms 11 yo's Baptismal feast day so we built a fire in the pit outside and had smores while it drizzled.

* Just enough money saved up to fix the a/c and a few other problems on our van.  It really is just too hard to drive a 15 passenger van without air conditioning.  The poor people two rows back come out with a red face even after a 5 minute drive.  Glad we finally found a good mechanic who is very reasonable.

* A busy, but fun, day on Friday.  The kids performed a short version of the "Prince and the Pauper" with their theater group for us in the afternoon.  It was very good improv theater :).  Then I hightailed it over to my cousin's bridal shower where I spent a nice evening outdoors with my aunts and cousins and had a few good laughs.

Outside My Window:

It is dark and my neighbor is burning his garbage.  Every Sunday night, just like clockwork.  Ah, the smell of burning plastic in the evening!

This Week:

* Ms 15 yo and I are tackling another project this week.  This time we will be repainting a big desk that my husband built for me back when our first daughter was still a toddler.  This desk is SOLID, but it has a big desk top and hold lots of stuff.  All it needs is a fresh coat of paint.  We just have to have it done and back in place before the weekend because I'm hosting a shower here on Saturday!  

* Of course that means that besides painting, there's cleaning to be done. Yippee!!

* Ms 22 yo comes back from her trip to see her boyfriend.  Happy for us, sad for them.

*  Will there be swimming in the forecast?  I sure hope so!

What I'm Reading:

I am almost done with that Fulton Sheen autobiography.  I'll have to work on finishing that up this week.

Last week I purchased "Praying to God as a Friend" by St. Alphonsus Liguori for a whopping $.99 for my Kindle.  I'm looking forward to getting started on that one.

Praying for:

My niece, the niece of a friend, the unborn baby of a friend of mine who really needs a miracle to survive.  Please pray through the intercession Blessed Chiara for her healing.


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 God Bless!

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