Sunday, December 14, 2008

An update...and stuff that is on my mind

And cluttering my brain.

First of all, Bret is doing much better. He will have to have a follow-up CT scan to make sure that something they saw in his lung was indeed pneumonia (prayers requested here, friends), but he hasn't been coughing much at all, and he really appears to be on the mend. By the way, I really recommend homeopathic belladonna for fever. I used it twice, and both times the fever left him for the rest of the night. I was amazed.

I am so behind in everything this year. Usually I try to be done with shopping by the end of October (I usually still have a few things to get in November, but the major shopping is done), I spend November cutting paper snowflakes with the kids, freezing batches of cookie dough and writing Christmas cards. I take a photo or photos of the kids to include with said cards. In December I finish the cards, wrap the gifts and bake the cookies.

Not this year. I have indeed finished shopping, and I have 4 batches of cookie dough frozen. I have no photo of the kids and only half the cards are out. The kids have done a few snowflakes and not a single thing is wrapped. I don't like it like this. I'm a list-maker and scheduler by nature and "spontaneous" is not a word used to describe me. The very idea of something like "unschooling" makes me queasy. I think one of the things that attracts me so much to my Catholic faith is the liturgical year--it is the very essence of order, and the same goes for the Latin Mass: no dilly-dallying with the rubrics! So all this craziness only 10 days from Christmas is making me crazy.

So I have to go now. I have snowflakes to cut and cards to write. Ciao!


  1. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed time with your children!

  2. Hang in there, friend! And don't forget to enjoy all the baking, and wrapping and snowflake making.


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