Outside my window ~
Sunshine. 60 degrees currently, but I just saw that by Saturday we will drop down into the 40's.
I am thankful for ~
* the relaxing and joyful Christmas break we had
* my Catholic faith, especially all the amazing Catholic spiritual books out there to feed my faith
* the choice we made to home school
* my children
What I am reading ~
About 4 years ago when I suffered my last miscarriage, a dear friend sent me the following book. At the time, I was not in the spiritual state to appreciate it. In fact, it ended up in a bin of Catholic books I had stored. Back in November, I was reminded I had it when I read this post.
I quickly found my copy and wanted to share it with you. Basically, each week you read the bio of a saint, meditate on daily scripture verse, read over traditions of that saint, wisdom from that saint, and look over a saint-inspired activity and family prayer.
I am also attempting to purchase a new book for the younger two "hopefully" each week. I'm thinking seasonal themes or saintly books.
This is the book I bought this week ::
From the school room ~
* I purchased some fun books and her very first pair of scissors for Miss Clementine.
1 is One, well, I am a big fan of Tasha Tudor!
* Religion / Living Liturgy for January ::
Jan. 14 - St. Felix
Jan. 20 - St. Sebastian
I am praying for ~
* each of my children, from their heads to their feet. I found this on the Internet and made a copy for myself. You have probably seen it before.
Around the house ~
Oh my gosh, so I am a big fan of Downton Abbey, and since season 6 premiered last Sunday, I had dinner, dishes, and baths done by 7pm so I could get ready and relax for the big night.
I felt so loved when I found that David had a nice, cozy fire going next to my chair and suggested a glass of wine!
The cookies? Well, I had to bake something for the Feast of the Epiphany, so Miss Clementine and I decided on sugar cookies in the shape of hats and mittens.
From the kitchen ~
* ironing and starching our good napkins and watching the kids cozy up to another fire, thanks to their dad. (FYI, good napkins usually make their appearance on holidays only ;)
Isn't this new coffee/ tea cup pretty?? I bought at Home Goods for $4 today. (It reminds me of my mother's extensive, beautiful, old-fashioned coffee/tea cup collection.)
I am listening to ~
Miss Clementine and Ester carrying on a one-sided conversation...can you guess who is doing all the talking and who is reading her kindle? :)
Coming down the pike this week ~
Sunday - take down Christmas decorations
Tuesday - Moms Night Out :: our group of mothers had the awesome opportunity to ask questions to four young, Catholic adults. The topic was "How to stay Catholic once you leave the nest". (All four of these young adults aged 22-25 were home schooled, one is currently in the seminary.)
Wednesday - ballet (for Miss Clementine), Confirmation Class resumes
Thursday - Saturday - David and Miss Mabel are on a youth, deer hunt
Friday - Little Flowers/ Little Women
A last photo to share ~
So excited to resume ballet. (With the other kids on a break from their activities, I thought it was a good time to allow Clementine her fun!)
The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game... Love it! Recommend it for you pre-schooler!
Here's wishing you a fabulous week, (what's left of it), and a fantastic weekend!
~ Patty ~