Right Now: 6:00, with a pale streak of dawn across the horizon. Too little sleep last night (to bed at 10, and Gemma got me up at 4), but I am finally starting to shake off the sleepiness. Getting ready for the second week of school. In a few minutes I will start printing out today's Calculadder drills and handwriting practice sheets, as well as some things for keeping Dominic busy.
This Weekend: It was very nice, but very busy! Bret had Friday off, so we used it to go to get my blood work done and then go grocery shopping and make a stop at a thrift store. Adrian had an attack of the "Canyoubuyme" bug and had a bit of a meltdown, forcing me to take him out of the store to the van while Bret checked out.
Saturday was busy, too. I baked four loaves of zucchini bread, did a couple of loads of laundry and made about 4 cups of pesto for the freezer.
Sunday we went to an early Mass. At home we tidied up and I made a batch of my favorite Pasta with Pesto to take to my sister's for Thomas and James' combined birthday. We had a great time over there--the kids all get on really well with the cousins and we had no outbreaks of temper or arguments the entire time.
Some Plans for the Week: Hey, it's a school week, and I don't get much done in a school week besides school. But I would love to find time to wash my floors. I'm beginning to stick to them. And I really need to try and come up with another week or two of menu planning. I don't know why this is so hard. Oh, actually I do know: it is because I have difficulty finding recipes that won't be rejected by at least half of my children! Trying to get a majority vote is really hard. What is it with these kids?
If I Find Some Time for Myself, I Want to: finish Gemma's leg warmers and start on something else. And I still haven't sewn up her winter pants.
Some Prayer Intentions: for Gae, whose family seems to be suffering another round of some horrible, recurring virus; for continued calm and joy in our homeschooling; for continued work for Bret; for my friend Cindy, whose second daughter is now studying in Canada--having children leaving the nest is causing her all sorts of anxiety, besides her missing her daughter's help at home with the little ones! I can only imagine what a basket-case I'll be when Una takes off...
Something That Makes Me Smile: having someone come up to me after Mass to ask where I got Una's "beautiful dress" and being able to tell her that I made it!
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