This is the first time we have had "snow" in November! (I know. Go ahead and laugh at what we call snow down here ;)
Texans have a saying, "If you don't like the weather, just wait until tomorrow."
By the end of the week, we will be back in the normal temps - 70.
I am thankful for ~
* Warm coats and hats and gloves.
* Warm and toasty fires in the fireplace.
* Irish coffee ;)
From the school room ~
* Three weeks left in the quarter! (And the people sing Amen!)
* Miss Ester and Sally have their "Famous Portraits in Pencil" displayed on their teacher's website. Check them out here.
Or, check them out below!
Miss Ester drew...can you guess??
Yes! Audrey Hepburn
Miss Sally drew.... can you guess???
Sebastian Stan, the man who plays Bucky on Captain America!
From the kitchen ~
I've been able to use my Vitamix twice now with the colder temps. I love to make soups in that machine. Easy and healthy...a win win!
What I am reading ~
I ordered my Advent reading book. Finally.
Advent and Christmas with the Saints. (Here).
I should receive it in the mail tomorrow.
Around my house ~
* We celebrated Miss Mabel's baptism birthday this past Sunday.
I picked up a St. Anne statue (with Mary) for our horse lovin' girl. St. Anne is the patron saint of horse riders.
Miss Ester has this same statue, for the same reason.
* Miss Sally had a swim meet this past weekend. Boy oh boy! Do I have a story to share, but it deserves its very own post.
This particular group is A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!!!!!!!
I am thinking about ~
The Texas schools usually shut down for the entire Thanksgiving week. I've decided to only take off Thanksgiving day since we are not traveling anywhere.
This will give us four weeks off from school during December/ January.
Coming down the pike this week ~
* Tuesday - Field trip to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. There are only 2 places in the entire United States that print $$$, Forth Worth and Washington D.C.
* Wednesday - Follow up eye appointment for Miss Sally.
* Friday (-Sunday) - Miss Sally leaves for the Region 10 Catholic Youth Conference. She will be in Oklahoma city with High School Catholic youth from Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma!
* Saturday - Christmas Cards for the Troops, a service project for our homeschool kids.
A final photo to share ~
She was amazed to find snow this morning when she awoke ;)
Have a great week, folks!
~ Patty ~