Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook

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Outside my window...It is bleakly, unrelievedly hot.  100 degree day after 100 degree day...

I am thinking...In 16 days we will leave for Estes Park, CO.  I am trepidatious about preparing for the trip, but looking forward desperately to getting to "our" house!

I am thankful...for my Catholic faith.  It defines me.  It keeps me going.  It is the core of who I am.

From the learning rooms...I'm trying to deal with T's giving me grief about school.  She is crazy, crazy smart.  She is three grade levels ahead.  She does not want to do her work.  Sometimes I wonder if she wouldn't be just fine if I completely unschooled her.  She seems to do know more than I about everything already anyway.

In the kitchen...There is no breakfast other than cereal. I really want to change that.  I need breakfast casserole recipes!

I am wearing...my "uniform." Capri pants and a t-shirt.

I am creating...a beautiful lace shawl and boxes for our pens, pencils, and markers (shoe boxes covered with contact-paper covered scrapbook paper).

I am going...absolutely nowhere today.  My favorite kind of day and one that I can only enjoy for a few more weeks.

I am wondering...too many things to narrow it down.

I am reading...Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides, Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman, and a library book about the Johnstown Flood whose name I can't recall. Sad...

I am hoping...that N will have a good day.

I am looking forward to...COLORADO!

I am hearing...M-C jumping rope while M watches and offers advice (my 6 year-old twins).

Around the house...T and N are still asleep.  I have a lot to clean.

I am pondering...(how is this different from wondering? Is it more deliberate wondering...more hardcore thinking?)the new GIRM and how much it occupies my thoughts.  I am apprehensive about my meeting with Fr. Troy.

One of my favorite things...the color purple ;-)

A few plans for the rest of the week: H out of town.  Mom coming over.  Knitting and listening to The Witching Hour for hours and hours which means major work hours put in today!
A quote for the week: 

"There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be." 
— Fulton J. Sheen

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