Outside my window ~
I don't mind a nice thunderstorm, but I really don't like those ginoromous ones that scare the beegeesus out of me.
What I am thankful for ~
Sundays. Our day of rest. The Baltimore Catechism teaches us how to keep the Lord's day holy by refraining from unnecessary servile work (scrubbing floors, doing laundry, etc). These days of rest are so good in so many ways. I typically have to force myself to relax and do nothing, so I have come to be so thankful for them!
What I am reading ~
St. Gemma Galgani's feast day was this past Saturday, April 11. Miss Ester chose her as her Confirmation saint, so we are celebrating this beautiful saint in our April Living Liturgy.
From the school room ~
* This week is our mid-term week. The kids are working hard; no one is caving in to spring fever (yet).
* Religion / Living Liturgy for April
April 11 - Feast of St. Gemma Galgani
April 12 - Feast of Divine Mercy
April 13 - Miss Ester's baptism birthday
April 29 - Feast of St. Catherine of Sienna
Around our house ~
Miss Mabel pulled out the water table.
I found this flower hanger at Target for $6. It holds scarves, belts, necklaces, etc. I bought one for each of the girls.
From the kitchen ~
I put up some new recipes last week ::
Tuna Salad (recipe here)
Baked Macaroni & Cheese (recipe here)
And Miss Clementine calls this...
...my "white smoothie". Ha ha ha!
I am praying for ~
* all those who have asked me to pray for them
* the repose of the soul of my Aunt Frances
* an immediate family member recently diagnosed with cancer
* peace in our home school as we near the end of the school year
* peace in our world, particularly for Christians in the Middle Easter and Africa
I am listening to ~
The coffee pot making my morning magic.
Coming down the pike this week ~
Sunday - Feast of Divine Mercy (Living Liturgy)
Monday - Art class co-op (my turn to drive)
Monday - Miss Ester's baptism birthday
Tuesday - Coordinator for Metro-Aquatics swim team picture day. (Just a few hundred kids to organize...say a prayer for me ;)
Friday - Home school service project (survival kits for the homeless shelter)
Saturday - Horse riding competition for Miss Ester and Miss Mabel
A final photo to share ~
Because living without a basement during the "stormy" season has never been very comforting to me. I am hoping to get better sleep when it is storming outside.
Have a great week!
~ Patty ~