Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Easter Season - Daybook Post

Outside my window ~

Over the years I have learned that not all Easter food or activities have to be prepared or take place on Easter Sunday.  It's actually important to drag these things out a little bit since Easter season lasts until Pentecost Sunday (June 4 this year).

Big sister Sally hid eggs for these two ::

I am thankful for ~

* my mom's cancer report.  She is in stage 1 but will need no chemo or radiation.  Thank you, Lord!

* my talented husband who put up the new front fence during Easter week ::

It still needs trim work and staining, but it is up.

On a side note::  The fence saga has been awful!!  The rest of the yard looks even worse then it did here.   We have a shared fence with four other neighbors.  We took the brunt of the damage, and for three weeks, tried to work with the other neighbors to move ahead on sharing the cost to have the new fence put up.  No one was in a hurry.  It did not effect them like it effected us.  This was so frustrating for us since we have had no fences (I didn't want Clementine or the puppy outside by themselves) and have had to look at unkept, weedy (as in a foot tall of weeds), trash, garbage, and junk for one month now.  (Where is the self-pride in the upkeep of your property people?)  It wasn't until two neighbors' dogs got into a fight that action took place.  Praise God! We now have all neighbors (except one) on board, contracts signed, and checks written out to a fence contractor.  We are due to have the new fence installed (it'll look like the one David built) in three weeks.

Now get this, no sooner did David finish this front fence then another whopper of a hail storm hit. Check out this hail!

Pretty but very destructive!  I hate Texas-sized hail storms. It was the third horrible storm to hit in three weeks.

What I am reading ~

We have read every Easter and spring book from our bin.  I love having a little one to read to (insert beating heart)!

From the school room ~

* Miss Sally will have senior pictures taken this Saturday.

* Miss Clementine officially completed pre-school.  It went terribly fast! :(

(This is pure sweetness and a beautiful beginner catechesis!  I highly recommend it!)

* Stan, Mabel, and Ester have about 2 1/2 weeks of school work left.

I am praying for ~

* my mom's continued recovery.  This surgery was a difficult to recover from, and she is still in the process.  With the top lobe of her right lung completely removed, she does not have the oxygen intake and therefore, still requires oxygen.   She does not have the energy and wears out quickly due to this lack of oxygen.  In your charity, please keep her recovery in your prayers.

Around the house ~

David had the honor of being this young man's Confirmation sponsor last weekend.

From the kitchen ~

Dessert this past Sunday was our snazzy-looking, blue-eyed, Easter lamb cake.  Ha ha!

I am listening to ~

Miss Clementine singing her little heart out upstairs.  (Insert that beating heart, again.)

Coming down the pike this week ~

Monday - high school Bible study

Tuesday - Swim lessons for Stan and Clementine

Tuesday - Youth group for junior high

Wednesday - Children's choir practice

Thursday - Swim lessons for Stan and Clementine

Thursday - Ice skating lessons for Mabel

Saturday - Senior pictures for Miss Sally

Friday-Sunday - Troops of St. George camp out

One last photo to share ~

My nightly, under-the-pillow surprise.  It is Miss Clementine and I walking in the rain with our umbrellas.  :)

Wishing you all continued Easter blessings!

~  Patty  ~


  1. Patty,
    Prayers and love for your dear mom.
    Your Lamb cake is beautiful!
    I have a mold that was gifted by my dear grandmother...
    But we have never tried it!!!
    And those precious pictures! Under your pillow!
    Preschool over???
    It does go way too fast!

  2. I have never seen flat hail before! Are they often like that in Texas?

  3. I'm so happy to hear your mom is progressing and needing no more chemo! That is good news! I will continue praying that she's feeling better and stronger each day.
    Sorry to hear about your annoying neighbors. Ugh, that's the worst. Glad it's working out though.
    And Clementine's drawing? Wow! She's a great artist. And I'm sure your heart was beating fast that she chose to recreate your walk in the rain. That made me smile. So cute.
    Enjoy the rest of your week, Patty.

  4. Hi Patty! That hail is so...impressive? Holy Cow, no wonder it does so much damage. I'm so glad that the fence issue has resolved, how irritating that would be. (Especially from a safety standpoint.)
    Of course I will pray for your sweet Mom, and hope that her strength and air intake increase daily. What a hard thing, but I'm SO glad it's Stage one. God is good there!
    Have a blessed day,

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