Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Mid-October Daybook 2019

Outside my window ~

I snapped this photo as my plane was descending into Chicago last week.  It had been raining in the area, and I thought this was such a heavenly image.  Our plane was between two layers of clouds.

I am thankful for ~

* my Catholic faith

* time with my mom

* a husband who holds the fort down while I'm away

From the school room ~

This week marks our ninth week, the end of the first quarter.  It's crazy how quickly the time goes.  For me, the first quarter always passes at a swift pace.

From the kitchen ~

I just posted the recipe for these delicious Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies.  Miss Mabel tried these last year.  We just never got around to posting the recipe.

What I am reading ~ 

I recently finished 61 Minutes to a Miracle / Fulton Sheen and a True Story of the Impossible.

This true story occurred in my childhood diocese, the Peoria Diocese (in Illinois).  What a miracle this little boy is!!  The book is an easy read.

Around the house ~

* October 2 is the Feast of the Guardian Angels.  We celebrated with angel food cake and this new DVD I had purchased for $5 at Vision Videos.

* On October 4, we celebrated Stan the Man turning 14!

I canNOT believe he is already 14!  This young man loves the outdoors (he was born on the Feast of St. Francis), camping, playing air soft, and fishing.  He is officially taller than me now.  :)   His good buddy came for dinner.  Miss Mabel made homemade brownies, and then the boys and David enjoyed an outdoor movie night (Saints and Soldiers).

* October 4 is also the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  Our homeschool group went to First Friday Mass and then had an arts and crafts hour.  They built bird houses!

For a snack that day, I read that Animal Crackers were a perfect choice for this feast day :)

* October 7 is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  Some of the families in our homeschool group gathered (in the heat from hell) to play in a splash pad, picnic, pray the Rosary together, and have a game of kickball.

* We have been enjoying movie nights in our back yard.  David ended up sewing a screen out of black out material.  I also went to see the movie, Downton Abbey, with some moms from our homeschool group.  And may I add, this was the first time I experienced drinking a libation in the movie theater!  It was so relaxing.  Where have I been?  I live such a sheltered life - Ha ha ha.

I am praying for ~

* my mom

* an end to abortion

* for all those who have asked me to pray for them

* a safe road trip to Illinois (heading back up again)

I am listening to ~

* the coffee pot

Coming down the pike the rest of October ~

* a trip to Illinois to visit my mom and attend a family wedding

* a camping trip

* Sarah's birthday

* Halloween

A last photo to share ~

Our first go at eating our way through the Rosary.  It was more of a distraction but a tasty distraction ;)

I had heard of others doing this and wanted to try it.  I'm not sure how well it played out since David played hockey with the child who was up reciting, flicking the m & m across the table into the net, the hands of the child.  Ha ha ha!

Have a great rest of you October!  We had a cold front move in and I think the 90's are gone, or almost gone.  The temps are going to be cold in Illinois when we are up there.  As David so eloquently said, "We go from burning our arces off to freezing them off in a matter of days."


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