it's been glorious the last few days--nearly 70 and feeling like spring! (But I still want snow;-)
Sarah Anne squirming and coughing in her sleep. We go to the doctor first thing this morning.
I am determined to celebrate St. Valentine well this year. It always creeps up on me and I never feel like I've done a good job.I'm taking notes at Kimberlee's. A whole holiday set aside for proclaiming love: what could be happier?
To Breathe Deeply...
I've found a great morning workout routine and I've stuck with it.I'm finally feeling like I've awakened some muscles I feared had dissolved last year. Unfortunately, between the morning prayer routine and the morning exercise routine, I've lost the morning writing time,unless I happen to awaken before 6:00. To everything there is a season; I trust I'll find the time when the Holy Spirit wills it.
Towards rhythm and beauty ...
We miss Mike! He was home for all of eleven hours last night and into this morning, before he left again. The "Daddy's gone" rhythm is certainly more relaxed, but not really in a good way...
our new pediatrician. He's five minutes away and a very nice man. I have major doctor anxiety and so choosing a new pediatrician was something I had a difficult time doing after my friend (and doctor) died last year. This doctor's a good guy and I'm very grateful he's just opened a practice so close to my home. Sarah Anne has been very frequently this winter and I'm rotating each of the other kids in to get them caught up (we got very behind on well-checks when our last pediatrician was ill).Today, it's Sarah Anne and Patrick for an early morning visit.
cheese tortellini tossed with a bacon and carmelized onions
a black knit skirt, a white tee shirt with a red cardigan,pearl earrings and my St. Anne medal necklace. I was going to wear boots, but it's so balmy, I'm thinking clogs instead.
sigh...I have about four writing projects in various states of completion. But this baby isn't loving the computer much at all and frankly, I love her MORE ;-)
On my iPod...
more Mozart for Sarah Anne (and Karoline). It soothes them.
Towards a real education ...
We are traipsing down the American History trail. Christian has diverged from our path. He's tired of American history. A big history buff on his own, we're not moving quickly enough for him and he's decided to take a little Shakespeare break. I'll post his reading list soon.
I've had children's paintings hanging in my sunroom as a kind of window valance for nearly three years. I think it's time to change up the art work. That will require creating new artwork and this seems a good week to do that.
a great big stack of Michael Dubruiel books and you should too! Be sure to buy them this month from Our Sunday Visitor, who will contribute double to the Dubruiel college fund. These are really good books and make excellent Confirmation and Easter gifts. Please stock up and keep them on hand for giving.
that Sarah Anne's cough is no big deal and that Patrick's anxiety over this checkup is fleeting and unfounded.
the goal is to maintain our newly found sense of peace and order. This is the intention I bring to St.Anne every morning. She is such a faithful intercessor.
One of my favorite things ...
chai tea with whipped cream.
the doctor today and then everyone to the dentist on Friday. Patrick has a soccer trip to Willimsburg this weekend. I'm tempted to take "Felicity" (aka Karoline) and her whole cast of characters...