Outside my window…5:53 a.m., 70 degrees. Getting light, but it looks hazy. Another hot, humid day ahead, no doubt.
I am thinking…about how funny it is that I am an orthodox Catholic, living in the country with six kids and farm animals, doing things like making butter and knitting and washing cloth diapers. At 18, I was neo-pagan if I had any religion at all, had doubted that I would marry (child of divorced parents and grandparents that I am), never entertained the idea of having children, and thought I would die if I ever left the city...the good Lord certainly has a sense of humor. It is one of the ways in which we are made in His image.
I am thankful for…the fact that my life is not the one I wanted when I was 18!
From the kitchen...Um, how about cucumber pancakes and cucumber smoothies, with cucumber muffins, and cucumber salad? Joking, naturally, but I have had three people give us cucumbers lately, and I just have trouble saying no when someone is trying to delight us with home-grown veggies! We have been eating a lot of cucumber lately, but I like it...it is a real summer pleasure.
I am creating…I am done with the soakers...just need to make drawstrings for them, and I will have Gemma model them for you. I am working on a flyer for one of the Fathers of Mercy, for a one-day conference celebrating the life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta to be held in November.
I am reading… Consecration to Mary according to Louis de Monfort and another old book on the Blessed Mother. Finished Sea of Trolls with the kids and am looking for something else to begin with them.
I am hoping...that Gemma will finally, ahem, move her bowels. Without an explosion.
I am hearing…insects buzzing, cowbells ringing, birds chirping. No kids up yet.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Lesson plans, making pesto and granola, starting a new knitting project.
I am praying...for a holy, happy household, for a better prayer life for myself.
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