Monday, September 26, 2011


Outside my window...
... a hazy sky that is thick with the possibility of more rain. It has rained so much lately that my garden that had been burned to a crisp in August now is lush and full and bearing tomatoes again! The kid's flowers out by the mailbox are growing splendidly.

I am thinking...
...about how I am going to teach school today in such a sleep-deprived state. Poor Therese, we tried starting her on goat milk and it did not go well. We have gone back to the formula for now to allow her system to return to normal. I have bought some disposable diapers until "normal" returns! She was up twice last night, the second time from 3:00 until 4:30. This mama is getting too old to be pulling all-nighters!

I am thankful for..., delicious, coffee!
...pretty new plants from the local nursery to brighten the front of the house and my mood every time I look out the window. that entertain each other.

From the lesson plans...
...we have a few loose ends to finish up after a crazy week. On Thursday, Olivia was scheduled to have oral surgery and she was nervous. We left the house by 5:30 a.m., went to the lab, went to the dental clinic, went through their list of questions until they asked if she recently had a cold. She had. And they sent us home. Olivia was devastated that she had to wait even longer, so we stopped at Starbucks for breakfast and coffee and a quiet moment, just the two of us. On Friday's we have our homeschool co-op, so that was another lost day in the classroom.

From the kitchen... empty pantry. I made the last meal from last week's menu last night. I see a trip to the commissary for today!

I am wearing... favorite dress. It is a casual little shirt-waist dress that makes me feel very domestic. Maybe I will be today!

I am creating...
...fingerless gloves for Olivia. This is such tiny knitting that my aging eyes are having trouble, especially with the dark colored yarn. I am considering purchasing my first reading glasses! Man, do I feel old this morning!

I am reading...
..."O Pioneers!" by Willa Cather. After giving the library my wish list, I picked this out to get me through the wait.

I am hoping......that I can still be a good mom today. I am SO tired and I see no chance for a nap on the schedule.

I am hearing...
...the kid's playlist from Itunes. They are listening to songs from "Singin' in the Rain" and dancing around the den.

Around the house...
...we are making a list of necessary repairs to get accomplished before the cooler weather becomes too cold.

I am going... tell you about a wonderful prayer aid. I can't recall which lovely blog I read it on, but you can get daily e-mails sent to you when praying a novena so you don't miss a day! Check it out. I have praying the St. Therese novena leading up to her feast day. Each day, I have seen a rose somewhere! What a powerful encouragement!

One of my favorite things...
...seeing Therese run to the door squealing with delight and arms outstretched when Tony comes home from work.

I am praying for......all those on my list of special, private intentions.

If I knew how to transfer all my pictures back onto the computer, there would be a picture of the day. But I don't. So there isn't. I'll put that on our list of repairs!


  1. i've been meaning to read some willa cather and knit fingerless mitts. some day... :-)

  2. I'm doing that same novena and love it!! I saw it originally on Barbara's Praying for Grace!

    Hoping you feel energized after your coffee!!

  3. Love the readings I felt like I was there.

  4. So here's hoping you got that nap! I did...but it wasn't until, like, 4:00 PM!

    Still, it was delicious. :)