It has been awhile since I have posted my daybook… Three weeks to be exact. Little did I know then, how hard that week (and the weeks following) would end up being. Anyhow, I’ve missed my daybook posts, and so I am going to give it a shot once again…
December 8th, 2008 ~ The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Outside my Window… it is dark now, but I can see the glow of our Christmas lights. We always wait till Christmas Eve to turn our lights on, but this year we have been in need of the extra cheer and so we turned them on even before Advent started. We will wait till Christmas Eve to decorate our tree but in the meantime we have Purple lights on it for Advent, and it looks so pretty!
From the school room… Since we no longer need to rush to finish by June, I have cut back on the assignments for the month of December so we can celebrate Advent and Christmas more fully. I am hoping to spend the rest of the month reading lots of books, making lots of crafts, doing lots of baking, and incorporating lots of prayer into each day. I also purchased an Advent Lapbook for my boys which is awesome!
From the kitchen… lots of yummy treats, the latest being Bumble Bee Cookies in honor of St. Ambrose.
I am creating… our Christ Candle. This year it will be white with just a gold wax Chi Rho added. Simple, but beautiful!
I am going… to really miss my sister and her family. It was nice having them in town for a couple weeks, but it was so hard to see them leave this past Thursday since we rarely ever get to see them.
I am wearing… a light gray sweater, a long dark gray skirt, black boots and scarf, and dangling gray pearl earrings.
I am reading… The Practice of the Presence of God which Father N. gave me this past Friday when I met with him.
I am hoping… that no one else asks me if I am over my morning sickness yet. I feel horrible when I respond with a tidal wave of tears…
I am also hoping to catch up on my correspondence. There are a few of you that I am sure are waiting to hear back from me, and for some reason I am having the hardest time writing letters. Lately, it has been so much easier to talk on the phone… Nevertheless, I want you all to know how much your prayers and encouragement have meant to me. Thank you!
I am hearing… the heater click on and off every now and then. We have a fire in the fireplace, but it is still super cold! I guess there may actually be snow this weekend?!? Weird!
Around the house…there are lots of signs that Christmas is coming: Advent Calendars; our Jesse Tree; the Advent wreath; baskets of picture books; and the beginnings of our Nativity, to name a few! Even with the ridiculous amount of laundry that has been piling up, I just love how cozy our home feels.
One of my favorite things… is watching my boys “play Mass”!
Today we attended Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. After Mass we went over to some friends for an all white lunch. Marci & I had a nice time visiting (and playing with her new toy) while the children all watched Bernadette: the Princess of Lourdes!
- The tutor came today, and will be working with the boys tomorrow and Wednesday as well.
- Tomorrow I have my follow-up appointment with the doctor. After that I will be taking dinner to a dear friend who just delivered her adorable baby boy. And after that, it is Bunco time!
- Later this week the girls and I have Little Flowers, for which I need to prepare at some point. The theme is Love of God and Roses, so I plan on making Rose Shaped Cupcakes for our snack time! Yum!
- There are also the feasts of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Lucy to prepare for, and celebrate, as well!
- Whew! It looks like it is going to be another busy week!
A picture thought I am sharing:
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