This weekend...was pretty busy. We ran errands in Bowling Green on Friday; grocery shopping at Aldi and Wal-Mart, looking for shoes for Una. We left the house by about 10, and before we left, I baked Adrian's cake, did two loads of laundry, made the beds and cast on a cardigan so that I would have something to knit in the van. We were gone the better part of the day, as usual, but with gas prices being what they are, one must combine errands as much as possible.
Saturday was Adrian's birthday, of course, and I had to wrap his gifts and finish his cake. I made ham, egg and cheese biscuits for breakfast, per the birthday boy's request. The cake had a whipped cream filling and buttercream frosting, so that was a little bit of a to-do early in the day. We sort of broke his birthday into two parts: after breakfast he was allowed to open his gifts, and we had the cake mid-afternoon. This allowed him to spend some time playing with his new things, which included a Nerf gun, a handmade spear, shield and tunic, a flashlight and a couple of Lego items. He loved all of his gifts, and ate two slices of cake, so I guess it was a success. In the evening, we watched Season 2, Episode 1 of Larkrise to Candleford from Netflix, which even the younger kids really love.
Yesterday we went to Mass at the Fathers of Mercy. It was a really lovely Mass and a great homily. After Mass, the Fathers had a table set up with used books to take home, and we got a few good ones--Frank Sheed and Pope John Paul II and Fr. Hardon and the like.
The evening was fairly relaxing, I caught up on a few favorite blogs and worked on my knitting. The kids watched some episodes of Green Acres on DVD, and then we watched the rest of the Larkrise Netflix.
Some plans for the week: In school we will be focusing on religion, and in particular on the Sacrament of Confirmation and what relates to it. I have phone calls to make, and Sebastian's hair to cut, food to make ahead and loads of piled-up ironing and mending to attend to. I need to look for a birthday gift for nephew, whose birthday is in a few weeks.
If I finds some time for myself, I would like to...order some yarn for a couple of projects, work on my knitting and do a freezer paper stencil on Adrian's tunic, so that it will match the image on his shield.
Prayer intentions for the week: First and foremost, I am praying for Una and Sebastian, as they approach their Confirmation this coming Sunday. I pray that they will receive all that the Sacrament confers in great abundance. I am praying for several people who have asked my prayers, and for the repose of the soul of Fr. David Wilton, CPM's aunt Phyllis, who was also his Godmother.
Something that makes me smile: This chubby girl. Every day, and throughout the day.
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