Monday, January 4, 2010
Simple Woman's Daybook for 4 January 2010
Outside my window…a nippy 18 degrees. No snow, but we are hopeful...
I am thinking…about the new year, of course, and the continuation of the school year. This month I will be working out what I hope will be a workable schedule for household and school. What schedule I had--and it was pretty loose to start with--fell apart during Advent. Without a schedule, nothing much was getting done and stuff began to pile up. I need to restore order. Also, I think the kids, although the groan at the beginning of a new schedule, are more contented when they know the drill and what is expected of them.
I am thankful for…a new year. 2009 wasn't a banner year for us, and I am looking forward to a better one.
From the kitchen...Raisin-Bran Muffins, I think. It seems a good thing to heat up the oven on a morning like this.
I am creating…I just finished another hat for Gemma in a soft lavender wool from Elizabeth D., and I am not sure if I will be doing a hat for Una or fingerless gloves for the boys. I do know that I am itching to do something on double-pointed needles...
I am reading ...A Mother's Rule of Life . It's very good thus far, but a little scary. I am afraid of committing to something and failing to stick to my commitment. But it's good to get a little sand in your pants now and then to stir things up and make you rethink what you may be doing wrong. I do think I need to put God at the center of things not just in word, but in deed.
I am hoping...for not too much tension and strife as we ease back into school this week.
I am hearing…Nothing! Dead quiet.
A few plans for the rest of the week: tweaking my schedule to make it work is at the top of the list. Taking down the Christmas tree and putting away all the ornaments after the 6th, so as to have space in my workroom again. Piggy goes to the butcher on the 6th as well. And I need to order cod liver oil, iron and tea today. Call our parish about Masses for our family for this year.
I am praying...for our family and friends. As mentioned above, I want to have a Mass for my family every month this year, plus a Mass for each individual family member. According to my New Year's resolution and our new schedule, I will be praying more with the children throughout the day.
Picture Thought: Gemma at three days old, nearly six months ago. Where has the time gone? Where has all that hair gone...?
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