Outside my window… the ice has melted!! I ended up being very worried this past weekend that I would go into labor since our driveway, and whole yard, was a sheet of ice… Not to mention all the roads leading to the hospital, which is a 40 minute drive with good weather and no traffic!!
I am thinking… about how much easier cut-out cookies are to make with a nice heavy marble rolling pin! Wow!! My friend Marci brought her rolling pin over when we baked cookies together for the feast of St. Nicholas and I had to order my own right away! Now I am really looking forward making more for Christmas!
I am thankful for… for the Christmas/Baby break that my hubby is going to be able to take! He usually takes two weeks off for Christmas and New Years, but this year was able to take the week before and the week after off as well, for a total of FOUR WEEKS! He did end up going into work today, since the baby hasn’t arrived yet and there were a few things left for him to finish up before January 1st, but he should be off as of tomorrow! Hopefully we don’t drive each other crazy! 😉
Living the Liturgical Year at Home… Three candles have been lit on our Advent Wreath, our Advent Calendars and Jesse Tree are beginning to fill up, we’ve been reading lots of Advent and Christmas Picture Books, and on Thursday we will begin praying the O Antiphons! I just LOVE Advent!!!
I am going… to try and find just two more gifts for Christmas. My parents decided to have everyone over this year on Christmas Eve for a family gift exchange and so now Hubby & I each need to find a gift for the name we drew. (On a side note DrawNames.com is SUCH a great site to set up a gift exchange!) The grandchildren will also exchange gifts — which is really easy since it is just my own children this year!
I am reading… lots of picture books to my children. I also just received The Christmas Secret from Paperback Swap, the latest book from Donna VanLiere’s Christmas Hope Series which began with The Christmas Shoes. I think I will pack it to take to the hospital with me.
I am hoping… that this baby will turn. I’ve been trying a number of different things, but she seems to be pretty stubborn.
Noticing that… my “Mii” keeps growing wider every time I step onto the Wii Balance Board… I’m beginning to dislike that thing! 😉 I’ve gone from having a “Normal” BMI to being “Obese”… THANKS!! I think it needs a pregnancy setting! lol! On the positive side, I was able to reclaim my 1st place status for blocking soccer balls last night, and with a 100 point lead at 9 months pregnant and having contractions. Yes, I am just a little bit competitive! 😉
Around the house… lots of hidden Christmas gifts, all wrapped and ready for Christmas. It has been so nice to have almost all of it taken care of before Advent began!
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Ummmm… If it was up to me, I’d be having a baby… I guess we will see! I do have my next appointment late tomorrow afternoon. I’m very curious to see if I’ve made any more progress since last week.
Other than that, I am also hoping that we can get our Christmas tree and do a bit more Christmas baking. It might not be a good idea to put it off much longer!
A Picture thought I am sharing:
The girls kneading the dough for their Santa Lucia Bread.
The St. Therese bows in their hair were a gift from Cecilia at Hair Bows for Life! Thank you so much Cecilia, we love them!!