Monday, July 13, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook for July 13th

Outside my window…very quiet and wet from last night's thunderstorm.

I am thinking…about yesterday. My Grandmother died on Saturday, and yesterday I pulled out my St. Andrew's Missal (we were at a traditional Latin Mass for the first time in ages), and there was a holy card stuck in the back in the Burial Mass section, which I have never used. Then Father's homily was entirely on the Catholic funeral rite...

I am thankful for…too many things to list this morning. But specifically for being at the end of this pregnancy. I have savored it, knowing that it is likely my last at my age. But Gemma is getting big and uncomfortable, and I am ready to see her!

From the kitchen...Strawberry Yogurt parfaits with granola on top!

I am creating…still working on another wool soaker. I have finished the first but for the drawstring for the waist, and I will do another like it, since I bought yarn for two.

I am reading… I haven't chosen my reading, but since I have my annual renewal of my Consecration to Mary coming up on the Feast of the Assumption, and I know I will not be able to keep up with all the prayers while dealing with a newborn, I will peruse my bookshelf and choose something on the Blessed Mother.

I am hoping…that my OB will tell me that I am further dilated and effaced today! If not, I may resort to having Bret ride me around off-road on the 4-wheeler!

I am hearing…Nothing! Gabe is up, is lying quietly on the sofa.

A few plans for the rest of the week: I have an OB appt today. I still haven't cut Gabriel, Adrian and Dominic's hair, so I am going to make appointments for the two older ones and tackle only Dominic on my own (I wouldn't put a hairdresser through his antics). The basil is booming, so I need to make pesto. And I am wishing I could come up with good gift ideas for all the birthdays coming up in our family over the next few months! I will have to give it some real thought.

The children are...asleep, but for Gabriel. Oops! I spoke too soon--Adrian just stomped his way into the livingroom...and I can hear someone in the bathroom...

A Picture Thought: Have you ever seen anything so ugly/cute? It is a Great Blue Heron hatchling that one of our barn cats must have brought up from the pond. Luckily, it appeared totally uninjured and we could see mama heron by the pond, so Bret brought the little thing back down and placed him/her where mama had stood. I hope they are reunited...these little babies are almost impossible to keep alive without the parents!
Peggy is still on vacation apparently, but Grandmother Wren is filling in for her. Check out some of the other Simple Woman's Daybook entries.


  1. I will be praying for your appointment to go well Nadja. And doing some pregnancy breathing over here to encourage her. Have your kids stand over your belly and shout Happy Birthday maybe - that's what mine do!!

    I am starting Consecration today too - I will be remembering you in my prayers.


  2. I'm sorry for the loss of your grandmother.

    That is a remarkable picture of the Blue Heron. Hope he reunited with Mommy Bird.

    Hope your OB appointment goes well.

  3. That is some picture! God bless you at this time of sadness for your Grandmother.


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