Outside my Window… the sun is shining, the grass is freshly mowed, the birds are chirping, and the deer are lounging around the yard… From the looks of it, they made themselves right at home here while we were gone!
I am thankful for… being able to spend time with my Grandparents this last Thursday and Friday as we were passing through California. Last summer, right after Snuggles was born, I drove to Idaho for my mother’s family reunion, while my hubby was away fighting wildfires, so I could see my Grandparents. It was totally crazy, trying to travel that far with five children right after having a baby, but I thought it might be the last time I would see my Grandfather (since he has been fighting advanced lung cancer) and it was totally worth it! I have gotten to see him a couple times since, and it was such a blessing to be able to spend time with them both this past week!
From the kitchen… there isn’t much! I have yet to get to the grocery store… I do have some pancake mix and frozen blueberries, so I am going to whip those up for the kids, along with some orange juice. As for me, I am drinking a cup of Tazo Tea to help wake me up after a long night. Snuggles got sick again!
I am creating… or rather re-creating our budget, as we try to figure where else we can cut back in order to (try to) keep up with the rising gas and food prices.
I am going… to be staying home as much as possible!
I am reading… a new book my mother-in-law gave me on our trip: Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s St. Therese – A Treasured Love Story. I highly recommend it!
I am hoping… that it was just a fluke that Snuggles threw up last night, and that we are not starting round two of the flu!
I am hearing…the clack, clack, clack of dress up shoes in the hallway; the boys playing with their G.I.’s and Snuggles giggling at it all. In the background I can also hear the hum of the washing machine. It was wishful thinking that I could get all the laundry done on Saturday!
Around the house…there is still tons of things that need to be unpacked and put away.
One of my favorite things… is watching the Miracle of St. Therese. I bought it from my Mother-in-law’s bookstore while we were in Arizona, since I have really been wanting it for awhile, and I am so glad I did! It is SO GOOD!!!
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…
Look into planting a few potted vegetables on our porch… (Is is too late? I have never grown anything, and we can’t afford to put up a deer fence this year, but they have never ventured onto our porch, and it would be nice to grow a little something!) Also, Mrs. K will be coming to work with Captain Tues-Thurs. I also am hoping to get started on those trip posts soon–Maybe by tomorrow, I will have up the first leg of our trip! 🙂
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