FOR TODAY: March 16, 2009
Outside my Window... it is a misty, cold, rainy day. It seems sort of fitting, since tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day.
I am thankful... for all of your prayers for my Grandpa and family!! THANK YOU!! I took the news of his death much harder than I thought I would... (He had been real sick for a few years.) Even though we will miss him dearly, I know he was prepared to go. I am also thankful that my mom was able to make it in time to see him again on Saturday, and that I was able to have a nice visit with him on the phone, less than two weeks ago, and told him how much I love him!
From the kitchen... another hot sugar-free chai tea. Yuuummmm!! Later today I am planning on letting the girls dip some Oreo's and I will bake our cupcakes for tomorrow. For dinner we will be having Brown Rice Vegetable Casserole.
From the learning room... lots of Lap Books! The boys continue to work on their Lenten Lap books a bit each day -- Particularly filling in the boxes on the charts with the sacrifices they are making and things they are thankful for. They also are each working on a Lap book for the special saints of this week. Captain is working on the St. Patrick Lap book, and Rascal really wanted to make one on St. Joseph. (I stayed up
Living the Liturgical year at Home... in addition to the lap books, we will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day at the Park and doing a few other activities tomorrow. On Thursday, the feast of St. Joseph, we will bake St. Joseph Sfinge (Cream Puffs) in the afternoon, and then have an Italian Spagetti Dinner with St. Joseph's Rocky Road Cake for dessert.
I am creating.. a Mini 3-D St. Joseph Altar with Rascal to go along with his Lap Book on St. Joseph. I also started painting my St. Patrick Wooden Saint, but I still need to finish him. I am also working on a little project with my friend Marci... I'll share more on that later!
I am going... to start making plans to head to California later this week for my Grandfather's funeral.
I am reading... "The Shack" which was recommended to me recently by one of our local priests. I had not heard of it previously. I, on the other hand, don't recommend it. After feeling really uneasy about it, I searched online to see what other Catholics were saying and found this article. Interesting! On a positive note, I also just received the books Golden Legend of Young Saints and Olivia and the Little Way to review. They both look wonderful!
I am hoping... (and praying!) that my Grandpa's wishes are honored and he is able to have a Latin Mass for his funeral.
I am listening... to a mixture of Celtic Woman, The Clancey Brothers, and Rifles of the I.R.A.. Nothing like good Irish Music to cheer you up! lol!
Around the house... Why does my house always seem to get messier when I spend so much time cleaning?? And where did ALL this STUFF come from?? I thought I had gotten rid of a lot LAST YEAR!
One of my favorite things... is looking through our family photo albums. ♥
Still working on the my Lenten Cleaning schedule and I have filled 13 bags for the 40 bag Challenge. I still have LOTS to do! I am hoping I can get a lot done in the next couple days since we are going to be heading out of town at the end of the week.
A picture thought I am sharing:
My Grandpa and I at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in 2006.
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