Today's high was 70!
Splendor, I tell you, splendor!
I am thankful for ~
* all the kind messages and encouragement left in the com box on my 1,000 post!
* the adults who work SO hard with our parish youth group. A-MA-ZING people!
* good doctor visits.
* blue skies and sunshiny days.
From the school room ~
* The kids are working hard and will have one week off next week when Grammy is here for a visit.
* We plan on taking a field trip with Grammy down to San Antonio. (We never tire of San Antonio!)
From the kitchen ~
This afternoon, I made cut out cookies with this scrumptious recipe. (With a hint of nutmeg...yum!)
We ate them before and after our Shredded Turkey Breast sandwiches.
What I am reading ~
Working on it.
Around the house ~
* Yard work.
So all the roses are officially dug up and disposed of now. (Sniff. Sniff. Dang that dreaded Rose Rosette Disease.) All that is left along the house is my Prickly Pear cactus.
* Miss Mabel made some banana bread. (She's doing a super duper job cooking and baking.)
* And we are getting ready for a Tea Party theme birthday for Miss Clementine.
* Mabel and Clementine stayed outside ALL DAY today.
* Post March for Life (Dallas) this past Saturday
I am thinking about ~
This coming Saturday. My mom flies in. We are SO SO SO excited to see Grammy once again. (She hasn't been down since July.)
I am praying for ~
* a special, little girl named Lily.
* special intentions through a novena, Mary, Undoer of Knots. (This is my new, favorite novena!)
* all of those who have asked me to pray for them.
What I am listening to ~
* a cute convo between Mr. Stan and Miss Clementine as they sit at the table coloring together while eating cookies.
Coming down the pike this week ~
* Monday - horse lessons for Miss Mabel
* Tuesday - dental appointment for me (again). Happy, happy, joy, joy.
* Wednesday - feast of St. Agnes
* Saturday - Confirmation Retreat (for Miss Ester)
* Saturday - Grammy arrives!!
A final photo to share ~
This evening, Miss Mabel helped me draw the winners of the prizes from my 1,000 post give away...
1.) The winner of the Our Lady felt softie doll was...
2.) The winner of a "your choice" saint softie doll (maximum $22) is...
3.) The winner of a "your choice" kitchen gadget or accessory (maximum $15) is...
4.) The winner of the scrumptious chocolate is...
Cathy and Margaret, I'll need you to email me your mailing address so I can get your prize in the mail :) If you click on "View my complete profile" on the right side of my page, it will direct you to my email.
Tracy and Jamie Jo, I'll be in contact with you very soon!
Have a super week everyone! Thanks, again, for making my 1,000 post so much fun!
~ Patty ~