Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mid-November Daybook Post

Outside my window ~

Beautiful weather.  It's suppose to be a high of 82 today, but the weather man says to expect rain and cooler temps by Thursday night.

I am thankful for ~

* the opportunity to fly up to Chicago for Thanksgiving to be with my mom as she celebrates her 75th!

* being one of nine children, all of whom will be with my mom on Thanksgiving day.

* an amazing husband who will hold the fort down while I'm gone and cook the Thanksgiving meal.

I am preparing to read ~

I did not like this book because it was too philosophical and difficult for my brain to follow along.  I didn't even finish it.

I am praying for ~

* one of our priests at church who is having complications with his heart.

* the future spouses of my children.

* college decisions; that we are guided by the Holy Spirit as we help Sally steer the course (of these uncharted waters).

From the school room ~

* College scholarships.  Financial Aid.  Campus visits.  (Oh my!!)

*  We only have 3 weeks left in the semester!

*  No school next week except for one or two days (for the older three) who want to try to get ahead.

* Religion / Living Liturgy

Today is Miss Mabel's baptism birthday.  On this special day, we give the child a faith-based gift and, if time permits, we look over Baptism photos, cards, and other mementos of their special day

Miss Mabel recently chose St. Helen  (of the Cross) as her Confirmation saint.  So I found this peg doll of St. Helen on this  Etsy shop.

Around our house ~

* This sweet thing was so excited to go to Belk's and try on Christmas dresses.  We settled on one, and she was SO excited to carry her own dress bag out the store :)

* Little Women

We hosted the November meeting, and I taught.  We focused on the souls in Purgatory, spiritual works of mercy, and then made these All Souls candles.

 (There were 8 young ladies in all, but I forgot to get a photo of all of them.)

My dear friend, Tiffany, posted this on her blog a few years ago, and I thought the idea was just beautiful!

* A morning with Penny, Ester's horse.

From the kitchen ~

Since I'm not going to be here on Thanksgiving, Stan the man and I are making this bread today.

(From 2015)

The recipe is on the back of one of our favorite books, Cranberry Thanksgiving.

Coming down the pike this week ~

Monday - Doctor appointment
Tuesday - A friend's birthday party
Tuesday - EDGE youth group
Tuesday - Moms Night Out
Wednesday - Ballet (for Miss C)
Wednesday - Choir practise for kids
Wednesday - Mabel's Baptism birthday
Saturday - Funeral Mass to attend

One last photo to share ~

This hot air balloon landed at the park on Sunday night.

It's so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week!  The time has flown so quickly, too quickly.  Wishing you all happy thoughts and prayers for your final preparations, travels, and time spent with your own families.

~  Patty ~


  1. That is so awesome that you will all be with your mom on Thanksgiving. Having 9 children myself, I often wonder what it will be like when they are adults. Please post pictures so that I can show my kids what we'll look like some time down the road!

    And, good for you for not finishing a book that you weren't enjoying. Life is too short to read something that you're getting nothing out of! On to the next read!

  2. Soooo happy for you to be joining your siblings to celebrate your sweet mommy!!!!!
    And yes!!!! You led me to that amazing book, Cranberry Thanksgiving, last year.
    Flynn loves it!!!!
    And how cute is your baby walking with her very own dress!
    Isn't God good?
    Giving us a little one to love on as we begin preparing our older ones to fly on their own?!
    Hugs my friend!

  3. okay, I've been Catholic for my whole life... will you do a post on purgatory? I don't get it... I think my Catholic educators were scared to teach on that... I've looked it up and then I just more confused. I seriously want to know the basic ABC's of it... your kids could teach me I bet!

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