I find myself:
::noticing God's glory
The wave petunias are taking off--hooray! And we have tomatoes and zucchini in the garden and an abundance of basil. Nicky has been a huge help to keep the garden healthy through the intense heat.
The weeds are super healthy, too, Maybe tomorrow I'll tackle them again.
Katie, Karoline, and Sarah playing together. They are so blessed to have one another. I have to smile at God's plan for these three little girls in a row at the end. Great idea, that one.
::clothing myself in
a white blouse and denim clam diggers.
::talking with my children about these books
The little girls and I are reading The Twelve Dancing Princesses over and over again. I don't know why--they're just obsessed with it.
::thinking and thinking
about weddings, particularly about small weddings. Did you have a very small wedding? Have you been a guest at one? Tell me about it, please. We've got a wedding to plan.
::giving thanks for
electric power, internet, cell phones and landlines, running water, open gas stations, ATM --all things we unexpectedly learned we can't depend upon a couple weekends ago.
Oh, and what a nice break in the temperatures today, too. It's not even going to hit 90.
::carefully cultivating rhythm
my plan this week is to write absolutely everything in my planner. I've gotten out of that habit and I think I create stress for myself by not committing it all to writing.
::creating by hand
These sundresses are taking a ridiculously long time to finish. I was hit by a whopper cold on Friday and have barely moved ever since. But I am determined to have them done by needle & thREAD on Thursday.
::learning lessons in
Paleo diets. I've been surfing lots of paleo sites while I wait for this cold to leave the premises. I've managed to sketch out some detailed menus plans and to dispatch a teenager to the grocery store. We'll see if I can muster the energy to actually cook today.
I always think we're going to get so much accomplished during the summer. And then we don't. But it's still early in July. Perhaps we will?
for all the people who have joined our weekend prayer community. I carried your requests with me to Mass and I will keep a candle lit for you throughout the week.
I keep reminding people to do laundry as I hang out horizontally all day. The best I can hope is that the laundry is indeed happening. As the laundry goes, so goes the rest of the household.
::crafting in the kitchen
I have been following these dietary guidelines for treating hypothyroidism. It's pretty much a Paleo diet. Now that I've spent so much time clicking around the web, I feel more hopeful that one can eat like this and still be a foodie. I have yet to actually try to bring it to life in my kitchen, though. And I'm still unconvinced that I really need to give up tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and mushrooms, too. Time will tell.
::loving the moments
when my little girls are so excited about going to Grandpa's that they beg to pack a week in advance. Well, I don't exactly love the begging, but I do love that they're excited to go to Grandpa's.
::living the liturgy
Look for a "prep post" for the feast of St. Anne real soon. Friday, I think.
::planning for the week ahead
I don't know. I just want to feel functional. Mike comes home tonight from an extended trip to Chicago and then Dallas. I would dearly love to be chipper and cheerful by then.