It's been really foggy the past couple of days, very eerie looking. The setting makes for a good murder mystery or crime movie, doesn't it?
What I am thankful for ~
* a relaxing weekend
* Stan the man serving for the Bishop and doing a great job
* all of the pro-life warriors out there (God bless you!)
What we've been reading ~
I started (and can NOT put down) ::
The basic plot takes place in the early to mid 20th century, when this female character gives up her prestigious lifestyle to enter a Benedictine Monastery (convent for nuns). From there, multiple plot lines start bubbling up; all are so fascinating. Where it is not a super easy read, it is not too terribly complex either.
From the school room ~
Heading into the new semester a couple of weeks ago, we had a nice momentum going. A slow re-entry into the extra curricular activities was in our favor. However, this week we will be back at full capacity. (I'm going to miss the quiet days of early January.)
I am praying for ~
* an end to abortion
* for all those who will be making the trek to Washington D.C. for the March for Life! God bless them and keep them safe!
* the victim involved in this despicable hate crime
* and I'm really having difficulty with this one, especially since I have an Asian son.
Around the house ~
Miss Clementine has been learning to walk the dog. :)
Here's a few of our snowmen that have been popping up around the house since we took Christmas decorations down last weekend.
Stan the man (#33) has been enjoying playing on his basketball team :) They practice one night a week, and have one game on Saturday. No Sunday games or practises!!
(I'm telling you, my phone takes the worst, indoor photos.)
From the kitchen ~
I made this platter 3 or 4 years ago. It was for a moms' night out, and we met up at a ceramic / paint store that could be rented out after hours for private, painting parties. It was such a fun night!
The last of the cut out cookies were taken out of the freezer to be frosted and devoured. :)
It was only 76 degrees out when we decorated them. But who cares! Cookies taste good anytime.
I am listening to ~
* the coffee pot getting ready to percolate on the stove top.
Coming down the pike this week ~
Monday - Basketball practice
Tuesday - Middle school youth group starts back up.
Wednesday - Children's choir starts back up.
Friday - Girls' night out (for the homeschoolers, 8th-12th grade)
Saturday - Basketball game
Saturday - David and I are going to see Cardinal Burke at a benefit dinner for BirthChoice Dallas!! I can HARDLY wait to hear & see this man in person!
A last photo to share ~
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead. Stay safe; there's so much bad weather out there!
~ Patty ~