Brilliant sunshine. Warm temps. Blue skies. It's going to be a warm trick-or-treating night. (This is our 10th Halloween in Texas, and I still feel in awe that we go out in flip flops and shorts!)
I am thankful for ~
Long distance friendships
This sweetie pie was able to spend a couple of days with us while her dad was at a conference in Dallas.
It made my heart happy that her mom and dad entrusted her into our care. She was such a pleasure to have!
I am reading ~
Nothing! I have had no time and really miss it. I'm hoping that things really calm down in the next week and I can resume this past time. :)
From the school room ~
* We continue to plug away as we enter our 13th week of school.
* Living Liturgy. I just have not had a chance this year to keep up with it.
I am praying (desperately for) ~
* our country
* election Novena, Please join in. It started on Sunday, Oct. 30th, but it isn't too late!! You can find it on www.praymorenovenas.com.
* an end to abortion
* our priests
Around the house ~
I am seriously struggling trying to keep up with this blog and reading other blogs. My days are overflowing with home schooling, teens working, home school activities, etc. I am trying to focus on those things as well as resting my body and mind more; making myself relax and get to bed at a proper hour.
From the kitchen ~
Last night, our home school group had our annual Family Rosary / Hot Dog Night. (I think it was our hottest one yet, too hot for saint costumes this year.)
I haven't had to cook the past three Sundays between our parish fall festival, the retreat, and then the hot dog night.
I am listening to ~
* miss Clementine playing with her toys
Coming down the pike this week ~
Sunday - Hot Dog Night / Rosary (home school group)
Monday - Trick-or-treating
Tuesday - All Saints Day
Wednesday - All Souls Day (Spiritual Works of Mercy Service Project with home school group)
Wednesday - Choir practise
Wednesday - Ballet
Thursday - Stan the man's Adoption Day!
Friday - Sunday - TSG camp out
Two last photos to share ~
From our retreat last weekend ::
S'mores with the Sisters (in Tulsa, OK)
The Monastery housed a multitude of first class relics. Sally, Mabel, and myself all had first class relics of our Confirmation saints present. (Sally: Mother Cabrini, Mabel: St. Helen, myself: St. Maria Goretti)
Wishing you all a happy All Hallows Eve! Hope you and your trick-or-treaters stay safe!
~ Patty ~