Monday, April 14, 2014

O Canada!

I'm back!  Did you know I went?  In honor of holy week, I won't be blogging.  Sorry for the short notice.  It's my birthday Wednesday too, so you'll have to wait to see what we did.  Happy late birthday to my seester!  I was there for it which was magnificent!  I was sick on my trip and I'm going to rest up and celebrate Jesus this week.  I'll see you after Easter.  Happy Easter!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Daybook

Outside my window...
It's cold and raining.  Boo!

Thankful for...
Easter break, a trip to my seester's house, Kevin, family, random acts of kindness from strangers, little smiles, growing faith, sick snuggles, and that's just a few.

I am thinking about...
New phases of life starting.  I've got some things in the works.  Pray for me, will you?

In the schoolroom...
Lots of activity.  Our co-op is wrapping up this week and there's a push to get all the projects in.  Here's some pics of what we've done.


From the kitchen...
Virus Killing Soup, Sweet Potato Hash, Hamburger Omelet, Cube Steak and Veggies, Gumbo, and eggs and bacon...lots of eggs and bacon.  

I am creating...
A routine through Lent.  We've turned Saturdays into a mini cleaning spree of the house in preparation for our Sunday (Lord's Day) rest.  On Sundays there are no electronics and we just hang out.  This past Sunday was a little busy, so the Lord's Day was kind of stressful, which is the exact opposite of the Lord's Day goal.  Anyway, we've been at it every week this Lent, and I think it's a change we'll keep (within reason).

I am working on...
A new volunteer opportunity at our church.  I've signed on as the new coordinator for The Gabriel Network.  It's an outreach program to women facing crisis pregnancies.  We find them diaper, wipes, car seats, cribs, whatever they need that we can get.  This is done through the generosity of our parish.  I haven't officially started yet.  We're still in the process of handing over the reins.  

I do NOT expect baby blankets for all the babies!  I promise!

I am praying...
For safe trips, healthy family, and Holy week festivities.

I am struggling...
with Paleo.  I'm bored and not branching out.  I need to expand my recipes.  I tend to stick with things I like.  No good.

I am hearing...
Parenthood.  I love this show!

Around the house...
I already told you about my cleaning Saturdays.  I am realizing AGAIN that we have too much stuff.  I'm pretty sick of the clutter everywhere.

A few plans for the rest of the week...
Co-op and Canada!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real

Sausage & Sweet Potato Hash




Wednesday, March 26, 2014

See you tomorrow

I had chemo today.  I went to bed early yesterday and am worn out and going to bed early tonight.  I'll post tomorrow.  To get you through until then..
Rory showing off her limbo moves.  I told her she had to walk under the stick not just bend while they moved it over her.  She gets pretty low and can't walk.  Maybe if she practiced.  I'll keep you updated. Until tomorrow....

Sunday, March 23, 2014

St. Joseph's Feast Day

I was teaching my Religion class last Friday and asked them all if they did anything special for St. Joseph's feast day last Wednesday.  They proceeded to tell me how they watched TV and had dessert after dinner, and I sat there confused.  "How does this celebrate St. Joseph's Day?" I asked.  Apparently, during Lenten Feast Days, you are allowed to have whatever you have given up because it's a "FEAST" day.  I don't know about you, but I grew up with a whole 40 days of Lent where you weren't allowed whatever you gave up AT ALL...not even this Sunday business.  Did you know that one?  You're supposedly allowed to have whatever you've given up on Sundays.  Nope, I didn't have that either.  Moving on to our feast day.

We got this idea from Amongst Lovely Things.  We are trying to pick certain saints to celebrate during the year.  We purchased fancy dishes and try to have an afternoon tea in their honor.  Unfortunately, St. Joseph is the first one we've gotten to, but I think we did a great job our first time out of the gate.  
I didn't have Joseph from our Nativity set because he's packed away.  This was the best I could do.  Our gluten free treats were Paleo 2.0 bread with Nutella and Grape jelly, crackers with cheese, blackberries, blueberries, and lemonade.  We all enjoyed ourselves.  We prayed to St. Joseph, and we prayed for daddy.  
Then we played St. Joseph's memory game, which is just like memory, but uses pictures of St. Joseph's life.
I think it was a success, and the kids seemed to enjoy themselves.  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Throwback Thursday

I completely forgot that I never showed you guys Rory's project from last year for science.  Since it was such a feat for Kevin and Uncle Brian, it can't be missed.  I think Rory worked on it some too.  ;)