Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday Musings--6 May 2013

Right is around 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and most of the day's work is done.  I made up a batch of kombucha (I have 3 gallons going at once, so that we never run out), made our water kefir, did two loads of laundry, finished school with five kids, and made a dental appointment for myself.  Doesn't seem like much, does it?  But I'm worn out, for all that.  It is rather overcast, and the air is very still right now.  The neighbor's cows are lowing, and I hear crows cawing in the distance.

This weekend was...somewhat on the dull side but at my age, dull is good!  Saturday was spent shopping for groceries, and in the afternoon there were kids to bathe and dinner to make.  Sunday was nice enough--Mass, hanging out afterward with friends while Gabriel got his first training session as an altar server (he will serve for the first time next month), and once home, browsing about on Pinterest (which I've not done in a long time) and knitting.

Some plans for this week:  hoping to finish one knitting project and begin another; I need to sew up a pair of pajama bottoms for Sebastian's birthday; I have a couple of birthday cards to make; I've a little extra milk this week, so I'll either make yogurt or mozzarella and I have a few things to list in our Etsy shop.

If I find some time for myself, I would like to...knit, read, make some notes for a story idea I have and make up a few little things for the Etsy shop.

I am grateful for...the rain, as it will make for a good first cutting of hay, and that is me looking for the silver lining, as the rain is keeping the kids indoors and making it impossible for me to use my clothes line!

Some prayer intentions for this week:  I'll continue to keep Kevin Thomas in my prayers, most certainly.  I'm praying for my sister, whose health is much improved, but she is dealing with my nephew, who has Asperger's Syndrome and severe OCD--and I am praying, naturally, for my nephew, too.  I am keeping my "brother", Andy, in my prayers as well.  He's not really my brother, but I have adopted him through wishful thinking. And I'm praying for Ginny and her family, down with an intestinal bug of some sort.

Something that makes me smile: Una doing algebra in the morning with Gemma on her lap.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you... dull can be nice for a change! We went to the zoo on Friday (walked from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.), had soccer games on Saturday, and I made a big Cinco de Mayo meal for lunch on Sunday... plus going to Mass, of course. It was fun, but I am hoping for a relatively quiet week... just the normal stuff! Love the pic of Gemma and Una! +JMJ+


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