Monday, January 16, 2017

Foggy January Days - Daybook Post

Outside my window ~

It's been really foggy the past couple of days, very eerie looking.  The setting makes for a good murder mystery or crime movie, doesn't it?

What I am thankful for ~

* a relaxing weekend

* Stan the man serving for the Bishop and doing a great job

* all of the pro-life warriors out there (God bless you!)

What we've been reading ~

I started (and can NOT put down) ::

The basic plot takes place in the early to mid 20th century, when this female character gives up her prestigious lifestyle to enter a Benedictine Monastery (convent for nuns).  From there, multiple plot lines start bubbling up; all are so fascinating.  Where it is not a super easy read, it is not too terribly complex either.

From the school room ~

Heading into the new semester a couple of weeks ago, we had a nice momentum going.  A slow re-entry into the extra curricular activities was in our favor.  However, this week we will be back at full capacity.  (I'm going to miss the quiet days of early January.)

I am praying for ~

* an end to abortion

* for all those who will be making the trek to Washington D.C. for the March for Life!  God bless them and keep them safe!

*  the victim involved in this despicable hate crime

* and I'm really having difficulty with this one, especially since I have an Asian son.

Around the house ~

Miss Clementine has been learning to walk the dog.  :)

Here's a few of our snowmen that have been popping up around the house since we took Christmas decorations down last weekend.

Stan the man (#33) has been enjoying playing on his basketball team :)  They practice one night a week, and have one game on Saturday.  No Sunday games or practises!!

(I'm telling you, my phone takes the worst, indoor photos.)

From the kitchen ~

I made this platter 3 or 4 years ago.  It was for a moms' night out, and we met up at a ceramic / paint store that could be rented out after hours for private, painting parties.  It was such a fun night!

The last of the cut out cookies were taken out of the freezer to be frosted and devoured.  :)

It was only 76 degrees out when we decorated them.  But who cares!  Cookies taste good anytime.

I am listening to ~

* the coffee pot getting ready to percolate on the stove top.

Coming down the pike this week ~

Monday - Basketball practice
Tuesday - Middle school youth group starts back up.
Wednesday - Children's choir starts back up.
Friday - Girls' night out (for the homeschoolers, 8th-12th grade)
Saturday - Basketball game
Saturday - David and I are going to see Cardinal Burke at a benefit dinner for BirthChoice Dallas!!  I can HARDLY wait to hear & see this man in person!

A last photo to share ~

From Instagram::

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.  Stay safe; there's so much bad weather out there!

~  Patty  ~


  1. That last picture though!!!!
    That is life!
    We are slowing returning to reality here as Madison and Nicolas returned to Denmark today.
    And I threw my sadness into scrubbing and undeceorating!
    Glad you had some slower days to start the new year, and those cookies!?
    Delicious, I'm sure.
    Your little one is simply precious...
    Hugs from balmy PA!

  2. That one got me too... how can it be that there is still such ignorance and hatred in the world? That precious girl, that precious Asian girl...


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