Monday, March 22, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window...it is still dark but I cannot sleep. My mind is full of thoughts that keep me awake.

I am thinking...about Anna, about SUDEP, about how to control my fears, about how to trust God in all this, about how to get her the best care possible. When we went through this with Ben, the doctors seemed so unconcerned by his case and I thought we were doing all the right things and Ben seemed so healthy. Now, the doctors still seem unconcerned, but I am not! I feel the need to fight for more monitoring of her condition.

I am thankful for...my family all under one roof again after a weekend apart.

From the learning rooms...hoping a new week and a fresh start and healthy kids will make for a productive week.

From the kitchen...I need to make bread today. I may try my hand at the no knead bread from "Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day". I had been using my bread machine while my fingers healed from some pretty bad burns, and while I am grateful to have that machine, it cannot produce a loaf that is as good as by hand.

I am wearing...pajamas and NO slippers on my feet! The weather is warming up and I cannot even begin to describe my joy.

I am creating...a wool diaper cover that is almost finished. The cushions for the kitchen are on hold for the moment. But the sweater I made for Anna is finished! My only frustration is that blocking it did not help the rolling of the edge since I used an acrylic yarn so it would be washable and not shrink.

I am going...to have a busy day.

I am remembering...the words of our priest yesterday. He said that no one deserves mercy, we only deserve justice. Yet God gives mercy to us and so should we to others.

I am hoping...to take to heart the words of our priest!

I am hearing...the first stirrings of my family above me. As I have been typing, the sky has lightened just enough to see the dark outlines of tree branches against the barely lighted sky.

Around the house...projects galore. Must...keep...focused...on...school. I must save the projects for the weekend!

One of my favorite things...Spring! It is just such a happy season, full of promises.

A few plans for the rest of the week: My main goal is to have a good week in the classroom. Pray for us, won't you?

Here is a picture I am sharing...Anna's sweater in the unsuccessful blocking phase.



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2 comments:

  1. I LOVE that sweater--it looks like a smashing success to me and the curly edges look fabulous. tres chic~
    Your little Anna and your fears are very much in my prayers. Praying for attentive and wise doctors and answers and reassurance for you.
    Love and hugs.

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  2. I've been making artisan bread in 5 minutes a day all week! (I go through phases where I do and phases where i don't) Today we used the brioche dough to make a cinnamon swirl brioche. mmmmmmmmmmm

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