Outside my window…66 degrees and overcast. We are expecting a lot of rain later this week, so I need to hang laundry out today.
I am thinking…about school, still a month away, but looming ominously. I so wish I had a background in education so that I could feel a bit more competent. Better yet, I wish I had a full housekeeping staff, so that I could just concentrate on school and being Mommy!
I am thankful for…Gemma sleeping as well as she does. And the many friends near and far who have been so kind--bringing meals, offering to take the kids, sending diapers and pretty pink things and chocolate. I am indeed very blessed.
From the kitchen...I haven't a clue. Maybe Baked Oatmeal with cream.
I am creating…nearly done with the second wool soaker. I am getting close to the end of the yarn, too...the suspense of whether or not I'll have enough to finish is killing me...
I am reading… Consecration to Mary according to Louis de Monfort and another old book on the Blessed Mother.
I am hoping…to make progress with the lesson plans and to enjoy the next four weeks of summer before settling into school.
I am hearing…Gabriel and Adrian as they play.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Clean up my workroom a bit, sew a little cushion using Una's embroidery for its center, work on Thank You notes and lesson plans.
I am praying...for peace to descend upon this house, and for more work for Bret so that he can remain close to home. And, in this period of re-consecration to Mary, for a deeper devotion to her.
A Picture Thought: Gemma (who else?) wearing a dress which I wore as a newborn. My recently deceased grandmother had purchased it on one of her trips to Paris. Girl-babies are so much fun to dress! Peggy is back, so visit her for more Simple Woman's Daybook entries.