Outside My Window::
::It is cold. C.O.L.D. -28 to be exact… brr!!
I am thinking::
::how nice it it so have my husband coming home every night. He gets up at 4:30am and doesn’t get home until 7:30pm but I’m thankful for the hour I do get to see him! He is such a hardworking man.
I am wearing ::
::long johns! Did I mention how cold it is out there?
I am Thankful For::
::my children sleeping in today! They must have known it was mommy’s first day on her own. 😉
::the wonderful Christmas we spend in Prince George. God really opened my eyes to a few things I needed to work on and it had awesome results!
I am Pondering:
::“Attribute to God every good that you have received. If you take credit for something that does not belong to you, you will be guilty of theft.”
-St Anthony of Padua
I am Reading:
::Choosing Beauty: A 30 day spiritual makeover for women. It’s awesome so far, two thumbs way up!
From the Kitchen::
::all sorts of good things! I had to go grocery shopping yesterday to replenish our food supply so now I have all sorts of yummy fresh fruit and veggies. Except peppers… and bananas… I think I may have left a bag at the grocery store. I know I bought both peppers and bananas… but they are not here! It’s a mystery.
I am Thinking:
::I need to find some new foods to feed Luke. I have no experience feeding a baby because Mary never wanted to eat… This whole baby food thing is a pain!
I am Creating::
::mittens! Alpaca mittens on double pointed needles! It’s much easier than I had imagined. I also have a pound of sheeps wool waiting to be played with. We found the cutest wool shop when I was home over Christmas and I almost jumped for joy when I found out she sold carded wool!!
On my iPod::
::podcasts! I love podcasts. It is so nice to be able to listen to The Dr. Is In, Catholic Answers Live, and Open Line whenever I want!
Towards Rhythm and Beauty:
::Time to establish a new routine. Nathaniel hasn’t had a come home every night job in a couple years so it will be interesting. I’m not sure if I will put Mary to bed before he gets home or let her stay up so she can see her daddy. Having him come home really gives me a reason to cook and clean (isn’t that sad? When he is gone I tend to let things go a little..)
To Live the Liturgy:
::Now that Advent is over I’m starting to look towards Lent. Mary loved our Jesse tree so I hope to do a Jesus tree for Lent… with 40 ornaments to make I’m thinking I better start now!
I am Hoping and Praying:
:: Nathaniel’s birthday dinner turns out well tomorrow. I probably shouldn’t be trying a new recipe but oh well.
Around the House:
::A tiny bit of chaos… I hate coming home from long trips. There is just too much stuff! Clothes and toys to put away, food to organize. Stuff stuff stuff.
On Keeping Home:
::Finding a new rhythm for this too. I am kind of excited to get all of our Christmas/Advent things packed away and start fresh. I really like having less stuff around! I wish I knew how toys reproduce… Is there a toy BCP? I suppose that’s not a very moral question but seriously! I take all the toys out of our living room and there are already too many in here again! It needs to stop!
One of My Favorite Things:
::Just one? I have lots of new favourite things to share with you! Down filled winter boots… Tetley raspberry white tea… I will have to post about them soon!
A Few Plans for the Rest of the Week:
::Celebrate Nathaniel’s birthday
::Pack away Christmas decorations
::Restore some sort of order to the laundry room!
A Picture Thought I’m Sharing:
or not. Sorry. I haven’t looked at any pictures from Christmas yet, no time! I will soon though and get some new pictures up!