I've really enjoyed The Simple Woman's Daybook--be sure to visit Peggy for the latest entries.
Outside My Window ...my garden is a bust. The roses are making a comeback and the sungolds are great but everything else--annual, perennials, tomatoes, even the basil--just didn't do well. I'm looking forward to scrapping the whole thing and planting fall color
Towards a daily rhythm
... still pretty sleep deprived. Karoline is insistent on eating at 5AM. She goes back to sleep. I don't. I think about how Dawn and Earlybird
have done this for years. I can't imagine--this could possibly be my new rhythm. I love morning, but not quite to this extreme. No rhythm this week to speak of, anyway. This is the big week for cramming in 4 more dentist appointments, 5 orthodontist appointments, soccer and dance camps,"pre-season" soccer tournaments.
I am thankful for ...naps .
From the kitchen ...
for breakfast:Mary Beth has taken over cooking--she's big into four course breakfasts. I'm glad somebody is happy to be a short order cook.
Lunch:leftover Lemon chicken and Rice
and for dinner:No. Clue. At. All.
Still no refrigerator repair--they were supposed to come today, but called yesterday to cancel.
To live the liturgy...
Yesterday was the feast of St. Jane de Chantal. I do love her. I appreciate this book
in particular, full of letters to her children--lots of warmly given but very stern spiritual advice. ***
I am wearing ... denim capris, white t-shirt, flip flops, bandana (red, I think).
I am creating ...not much time for creativity this week...
I am going to breathe deeply ...I see some outdoor time at soccer camp this week, chasing Karoline if nothing else.
Bringing beauty to my home ...I'm not sure about beauty, but I'm going to try desperately not to get too far behind despite the amount of time I'll be away from home this week..
I am hoping
...to get a good night's sleep sometime soon. Very soon. I also hope to catch up on a giant backlog of email. Not much has changed in this regard since last week.
Around the house
One of my favorite things
...soap and candles from Trish at Saintly Soaps
.The St. Therese scent is my very favorite and it's nearly time to indulge in order to be ready for her feast.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: I have no blogging plans for the week. All things inside this screen must wait as my real life catapults forward at a speed that puts Google searches to shame
Here is a picture thought I am sharing~
This is a picture of Michael and Karoline in his dorm room when we left him there this time last year. I'm holding in my heart and my prayers the intentions of my friends who are seeing children off to college these days. What a bittersweet time. I'm begging the Blessed Mother to hold those mothers very, very close.