The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ Sep 29th

by | Sep 29, 2008 | Daybook | 5 comments

FOR TODAY : September 29th, 2008, the Feast of Michaelmas

Outside my Window… it is smoky and still smells like skunk. I’ll be keeping the windows closed today!

I am thinking… about the movie Albert & Victoria. I just finished watching it, and I really enjoyed it.

From the learning room… lots of angel and rose crafts this week. The girls will be continuing “A” week and learning about Colors and Angels with Little Saints.

I am thankful… that hubby is coming home this morning!!!! They released him a few days early, and we will actually be able to have dinner as a family tonight for the first time in 18 days.

From the kitchen… Gaufres with Blackberry Jam for breakfast, leftovers for lunch, and a big feast for dinner including Apple Chicken, Steamed Carrots, Garlic Angel Hair Pasta and Sparkling Apple Cider, followed by Devil’s Food Cupcakes for dessert.

I am creating…plans for the feast of St. Therese.

I am going… to try and get caught up on sleep now that hubby will be home.

I am wearing…an apron.

I am reading… all the great posts shared in this weeks From Thy Bounty Fair: Feasting with the Angels. I am so excited that Catholic Cuisine has been such a success and is turning into such a wonderful resource thanks to all the great contributors.

I am hoping… that I don’t get too sick.. I am coming down with a sore throat, and have a mild fever. I better start loading up on the Vitamins.

I am hearing… the children playing St. Michael in the other room. Dressed up with wings and swords and all! They are having a blast!

Around the house… Roses from hubby in the living room and a vase of Michaelmas Daisies on the kitchen table.

One of my favorite things… Fresh cut Flowers!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week

  • The tutor is only coming today, and then we are taking the rest of the week off. We’ll still be doing school, but a light load for the week, so we can enjoy hubby’s days off.
  • Celebrate Michaelmas!
  • Celebrate the feast of St. Therese!
  • Celebrate our 9th Anniversary and the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels!
  • Mass and Benediction on Friday, followed by lunch with Father.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing:

I had a standoff with a skunk last night. At about midnight I remembered that I left a trash bag just outside the kitchen door, and went to pull it back inside till morning. He beat me to it, and did not want to give it up. After banging on the door he backed up a little bit and then just stared at me. I went to get my camera and inched the door open to take the picture. I had to bang on the door for about 5 minutes before he ran back up the hill and I was able to grab the trash bag. :S

It took me all day to get around to finishing this post, a few seconds at a time! 🙂 To see more Daybook entry’s, click here.

I hope you all have a simply wonderful week!


  1. Jamie Jo

    Oh, Happy Anniversary!!! Sounds like your husband will be home in time for your anniversary? I hope so!! Many blessings to you both!

  2. Jamie Jo

    Oh, yeah, great job on getting the picture of the skunk!!! Not sure I would have opened the door for that one…then again, maybe I would have!!! 🙂

  3. Jessica Gordon

    I know.. I was scared to death that he was going to spray me.. It looks like he was getting ready to.

    My hubby is home already! He got home this afternoon, and we had a great evening! We are going to go and watch a movie now. 🙂

  4. Margaret

    Way to conquer the skunk!

    Glad to hear your husband is coming home!

  5. The Wades

    good job getting his picture. that’s a true blogger!! 🙂


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