Outside My Window
Back to our "normal" weather. Will get into the low 70's again…for a few days. The maple tree in our front yard is about half way through turning to a brilliant, ruby red. It's a magnificent tree to look at from the children's bedroom windows upstairs. Reminds me of a scene from a child's book.
I Am Thankful For
The 2013 Magnificat Advent Companion eBook - $0.99! On Amazon, here.
I Am Thinking About
These words from the Magnificat Advent Companion, "The challenge of Advent is this - for us to live in such a way that others will believe they do not have to wait for Christmas. He is already here."
~ Monsignor Gregory E. S. Malovetz
A friend who passed away abruptly from brain cancer. His wake is this evening and funeral mass tomorrow. We will miss his gentle, kind heart and contagious smile. My heart aches for his folks. He was only 47… parents are not suppose to bury children.
From The School Room
Back in the saddle today. The break was wonderful. Not really wanting to school again, I keep thinking two weeks to go and we will have completed the semester! I can do this.
We are looking forward to celebrating the feast of St. Nicholas this week as a family AND with our home school group.
From The Kitchen
Pizza and salad for dinner tonight. Mondays are our busiest days of the week. Between schooling, swim team practice, and Tae Kwon Do, we only have time for something quick.
What I Am Reading
Magnificat Advent Companion.
I am also reading and gathering material on Advent and the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy for my Confirmation class this Wednesday.
I found this fun and engaging game of Advent Bingo at Loyola Press that I plan to use on Wednesday evening.
I Am Praying For
The repose of the soul of our friend, Chris, and for God to surround his family through the prayers and love of others.
I Am Listening To
Miss Clementine singing "A, B, C, E, G, G…"
She loves to "sing" and "read" out loud these days. Precious age!
Around The House (in words and pictures.)
Christmas pageant practice started yesterday. Mabel was chosen to play the role of Mary, Ester will be playing the role of King Herod's wife, and Sally signed up to be a tech person. They are pretty excited!
Leaves! Well, just enough for a little person in our house :)
A Picture To Share
Glad we saved Stan's old kitchen. We brought it down from the attic yesterday, and she just loves it!
~ Patty ~