My Daybook ~ September 14th

by | Sep 14, 2009 | Daybook | 10 comments

FOR TODAY: September 14, 2009  
The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Outside my Window… it is still dark.  I am not usually up quite so early (It’s only 5:30 am), but hubby just left to go back out on an engine again today and so I figured I should get up early too…

I am thinking…  about, and praying for, my brother and sister-in-law who just found out that they are expecting their first baby next May! My children are thrilled that they will finally have a cousin that doesn’t live all the way over on the other side of the country!

I am thankful… that this particular fire assignment is local and that hubby was able to come home last night to sleep, even if only from 10:30 pm to 5:30 am.  We had a thunderstorm on Saturday night which sparked well over 30 fires in the area. Yesterday (he was called out after we got home from Mass) he worked on putting out 3 of those small fires and will be out looking for more today.

From the kitchen… a new (to me) KITCHEN AID MIXER!!! I was so surprised and thrilled when one of my friends brought it into the kitchen, after our Little Flowers Meeting last week, to give to me!  I have always wanted one and am really looking forward to learning how to use it!!! THANK YOU AMY!!!!

From the school room… The girls begin “E” week today, and will be learning about Eyebright, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Electricity and lots more.  Today the boys will be learning about New Jersey, the 3rd State and more about Colonial History.  The boys have also been LOVING working with the Math Balance this past week.  What a totally awesome manipulative!

Living the Liturgical year at Home… Since today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, I am planning on serving Pesto and a Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad for dinner, just like last year .  I am also thinking about baking a Cross Shaped cake this afternoon.  We’ll have to see though… My energy levels really seemed to drop this past week/weekend.  (I can tell I am getting close to the 3rd trimester, and I might need to start slowing down a bit…)   

I am creating… a post for “D” week and finalizing our plans for “E” week.  Oh, if only I had a little more Energy! 😉

I am reading…  Jane of Lantern Hill.  I thought I hadn’t read this book before, but once I started I realized I had read it when I was a child.  I don’t remember it very well, and am really enjoying it once again.
I am going… to continue to try to catch up on my emails.  I seem to always be behind and I do apologize if you’ve been waiting (forever!) for me to get back to you!!

I am wearing… my pajamas still.  It’s early! 

I am hoping… that  I do not have Poison Oak.  My face has been itchy ever since hubby walked in the door last night.  I am highly allergic and I am sure he was around quite a bit of it in the woods yesterday. Did you know that it only takes one nanogram (billionth of a gram) of urushiol oil to cause rash and that it active on any surface, including dead plants, for up to 5 years… Ugh!! For the longest time I would break out in Poison Oak just from driving hubby’s car!  The last few times I’ve been able to ward it off with a little zertec…  Hope it works today! =) 
I am hearing… the hum of the computer, clicking of keys, and the tumbling of the dryer — that’s it.  It is still very quite in our home this morning.

Around the house… I am hoping to tackle the last pile in my bedroom, which was left over from changing all the rooms around.  I just hadn’t found the time to get to it and I really need to either get rid of it all or find homes for the things I’d like to keep.   Perhaps if I work on it a bit each afternoon…

One of my favorite things… looking through Our Wedding Anniversary Memory Book.  I can hardly believe we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary in less than 3 weeks!

A Few Plans For This Week…  Not much planned for this week, other than school… I am hoping to have a chance to go see Julie & Julia with a couple friends one night, and on Friday we’ll be going to Mass and Benediction followed by a doctor’s appointment.  That’s it!  

A picture thought I am sharing:

This was taken late Saturday morning… Someone was still tired! =) 

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  1. Unknown

    Happy pre-anniversary. Your marriage is surly what God had in mind when he elevated the union to be a sacrament. May God bless your special day with extra joy and an ever deepening love that reveals His glory!!

  2. Anonymous

    There is nothing so beautiful as an innocent sleeping child! What a cutie and a great reminder for all of us who now have grown children and have kind of forgotten over the years what those years past were filled with! Lots of Love from little dependent angels like this! God Bless your day! PJ

  3. Anonymous

    Happy 10th Jessica to you and your love!

  4. Aubrey

    That photo of Snuggles is PRICELESS! I LOVE it!

  5. Margaret

    I love these daybooks. I am going to post my own today! Are you so proud of me? 🙂

    Also, I LOVED Julie and Julia! Very funny.

  6. Mimi

    Happy Feast Day!

    Enjoy the Kitchen Aid mixer. My mom loves "Jane of Lantern Hill" the most of all the Montgomery books, so I read it a few years ago.

  7. Kelly

    You are going to Love the mixer especially with all the cooking/baking you do. Enjoy!!! Happy upcoming Anniversary. Your husband is in our prayers (along with all fire-fighters).

  8. Anonymous

    I love my Kitchen Aid mixer. Just don't make the same mistake I did and try bread dough. I burned out the motor. But it makes all other baking a breeze. Just made an apple cake tonight for dessert.

  9. Kelly

    Sharon mentioned not to make bread dough and I have to beg to differ. I make bread dough all the time (as does my BIL) both with a Kitchenaid Stand mixer and it comes out great.

  10. mel

    If you get poison oak, check out Zanfel. it's available over the counter and it is MAGIC. My daughter gets horrifying poison ivy very easily, and this stuff works so, so well. It's horribly expensive, but lasts a long time. And you can use it while you are pregnant because it's not absorbed by you, it just neutralizes the oil from the plant.


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