Monday, February 21, 2011
Monday Musings--21 February 2011
This weekend...was very restful. I did very little housework (oh, I will regret not having washed my floors one it is light and I see the kitchen and dining room!), and instead hung out with Bret for a couple of hours, working on plans for the house we hope to build. I also finished five pocket-sized watercolor sketchbooks for the Etsy shop we hope to open by the end of this week and photographed some of the items--the sketchbooks, Una's potholders and pincushions, the wooden swords, shields and knives. We have a number of ideas, but we have to squeeze production in between school, housekeeping and other occupations. I also finished the body of Gemma's fall cardigan (just sleeves left to do) and started a shawl.
Some plans for the week ahead: I think I am going to hyperventilate! I have to pay our property taxes. I need to list all our Etsy items and figure out how to mail Una's little pincushions, as they are breakable and not to be placed in a mere padded mailer. I need to start looking for an Easter dress and shoes, new or used, for Una, who has outgrown everything from last year. I need to start ordering for April and May birthdays, and for Gabe's First Holy Communion. I need to write a letter to someone. I need to prepare the kids and myself for Lent.
If I find some time for myself, I want to...work on my knitting and on some spring things for the Etsy shop.
Prayer intentions for this week: first and foremost, for the father of Br. Ken Geraci, CPM, who is having some risky heart surgery this morning in Houston at 10 a.m. Apparently, there is a very great chance of rupture, as they are operating on a blockage in an artery that already has a stint. I am also praying for my friends, Cindy and Dale, that their farm will sell soon. And we are praying for work for Bret; some jobs to keep the bills paid.
Something that makes me smile: