Thursday, November 21, 2019

November Daybook Post 2019

Outside my window ~

She's so excited to finally have some leaves!  Ha ha!

A friend once stated how our lawns look like wheat in the winter.  It does, doesn't it?!  We have  Bermuda grass which goes dormant once the temperatures fall consistently under 80 degrees.

I am thankful for ~

* the opportunity to celebrate him another year!

* Another camp out

This one was fairly closer to home and it was for a girls' weekend only.

And Belle (the dog) ended up camping with us.  Sigh....

It was her first time (and hopefully her last - LOL).

Emma invited a friend for the weekend.  They had so much fun hiking and hiking and hiking some more!

From the school room ~

Sarah comes home from college next Tuesday.

Stan the man will have off the entire week of Thanksgiving (government school in Texas has a week-long vacation for that week).

We recently celebrated the feast days of St. Martin de Tours (Nov. 11) and St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (Nov. 13).

Miss Clementine made lanterns for the feast of St. Martin de Tours, and we ate mini cream puffs in honor of the Italian saint, Mother Cabrini.  There were so yummy!

From the kitchen ~

David has been trying the Keto diet for the past six weeks hoping that it helps alleviate some of his joint issues.  So far, so good.  I have been trying a few new recipes for him or learning to tweak our recipes a bit so he can enjoy them as well.  I have a few recipes I'd like to put up on the blog but never seem to find the time to blog anymore.

What I am reading ~

I just downloaded this to my kindle app and am looking forward to reading it.  I love Richard Paul Evans' Christmas novels!

Around the house ~

We celebrated Sarah's Baptism birthday earlier this month.  I LOVE looking back at the older photos, especially from such important moments in our lives.  That stunning gown was made by her great-grandmother and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren have worn it.  It's so beautiful and has the most heavenly scent of Chrism Oil.

We gifted Sarah with this ceramic plaque of Sarah and Isaac (from the Old Testament).  It is made by the monks at St. Andrew's Abbey in California.

We also celebrated Miss Mabel's Baptism birthday while camping last weekend.  The pictures are blurry since we were outdoors at night.

We gifted Miss Mabel a beautiful, ceramic plaque of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  It really is so pretty (sorry for the bad photo quality).  Being named after Our Blessed Mother makes it hard to choose a plaque that represents her because there are so many titles to select from.  We love Mabel and we love our Mama Mary!

* Twinning! LOL

David and I had back-to-back colonoscopy screenings.  Joy.

Actually, this is so VERY important for everyone.  David is first degree, his father had colon cancer.  David is on the five year plan.  His went well with the "all clear" (no pun intended).  This was my very first screening.  The recommended age to have your first screening is 45 (if there is no immediate family member with colon cancer).  I waited until I was 50.  I had two polyps but they appeared non-cancerous.  However, I'm still waiting on the biopsy report.  I'm going to have to go back in three years.

 So... don't put it off, folks!  I'm terribly afraid of going under and the thought of a camera going in my hinny puts me over the edge.  If I can do this, so can you.  Your family loves you and needs you around for a long time! :)

 I am praying for ~

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

* our priests

* the souls in Purgatory

Coming down the pike ~

I'm looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with my family at home.  Sarah is bringing a college friend home for the day.  I love to see them all together, under one roof.  My mama heart is so excited!

A last photo to share ~

I started journaling my 50th year back in March (with the journal on the left).  I ran out of space and ordered this second one (the blue on the right).  They are both hand painted (originals) and make beautiful gifts!!  Check out this Etsy shop here.   Marissa is such a delight to work with!

Whew! So there you have it, folks.

Praying that you have safe travels, treasured time with family and friends, and a blessed Thanksgiving Day!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Patty!
    So much fun going on down your way!
    And thanks for the encouragement.
    I have a pre op scheduled in January for my colonoscopy!


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