The sizzlin' temps of Texas have made the pool feel so refreshing.
**There hasn't been ANY rain in June and the water is still over flood-stage in a lot of places. Cray-cray!**
I am thankful for ~
* the chaperones who are attending the mission trip with my girls
* Sonic shakes
* a good night sleep
* slower-paced schedule this week
* good friends
What I am reading ~
* Half way through this...
1. It is broken down into 4 parts - On Traditions & Daily Life, On Sacrifice & Obedience, On Sacraments & The Liturgical Life, and Where Is My Honorary Degree.
2. Each of the four parts have a handful of short (1 - 1.5 page) stories to go along with the theme followed by contemplation/ action.
3. It is easy to read...one short story a day.
4. I have already started a new tradition that I picked up in this book.
* Stan the man is reading the Chronicles of Narnia...currently on The Silver Chair.
Since the first three books were made into movies, he watched the movie after reading the book.
From the school room ~
* Miss Sally has just one more chem lab to complete in order to close out her chemistry w/ lab credit.
* Ester continues to focus on Pre-Algebra over the summer.
* Stan continues to review Math and English.
* Still waiting to hear the announcement of the essay writing contest Miss Mabel entered.
Around our house ~
Miss Ester and Miss Mabel had a great horse camp last week. It was near 100 degrees every day. (Lawdy be! I would have melted!)
* Due to the "Fecal Contamination" in our subdivision pool last Friday....(sigh)....our swimming plans were changed.
Since we didn't want to hang out with the "floaters" (excuse the pun), Sally and I took Stan and Miss Clementine to an old park in town...where they changed the old fountain into a splash pad.
(Side note:: when there is a call of "fecal contamination", the pool is always treated and shut down for 24 hours. )
* Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to the mission trip they go.
Miss Sally and Ester took off for Catholic Heart Work Camp last Saturday. They'll be in Denver for one week working with the poor and needy.
From the kitchen ~
Freshly picked cucumbers from David and Miss Mabel's garden. Soooo delicious!!
I am praying for ~
* the teenagers and chaperones that are on the mission trip this week
* friends of ours who were in a serious car accident
* peace in our world
* our priests
* for all those who have asked me to pray for them
I am listening to ~
The sounds that only 3 out of 5 children make. How quiet it will be in my house this week!
Coming down the pike this week ~
Tuesday - Archery
Tuesday - Book Club night
Wednesday - Ballet
Friday - Swim party
Saturday - Girls arrive home from mission trip
A last photo to share ~
A little bit of beautiful Texas sky. The girls took this photo coming home from horse camp last week...
God's beauty is so amazing!
Wishing all a great week!!
~ Patty ~