Monday, March 2, 2009

Today: March 2nd, 2009

Outside my window…22 degrees, a pale dawn sky, Nuala and Naomi eating hay out in back. Naomi, since her first trip to the vet two weeks ago to tread an abscess and worms, has gone from being bony to looking rather fat!

I am thinking…about my reading this morning, about using the gifts we have been given in order to receive even greater gifts from God. I am trying to think whether I've done a good job of this, and how I could do better. I am also thinking of those I want to keep in my prayers throughout the day: my mother, who has been very unwell for several days, my nephew, whose birthday it is, and the brother of Una's Godmother, who has ALS and is doing very poorly.

I am thankful for…an opportunity yesterday to attend a traditional Latin Mass for the first time in ages, my new haircut, which is making me feel so much less frumpy (45 & pregnant can do that, y'know), and the continued peace I feel in spite of so many little storms. I have always had such difficulty just trusting God. This lack of anxiety is such a gift, I can't stop thanking Him!

From the kitchen...I think I will start a batch of Banana Nut muffins in a few minutes. "Monday Muffins". I still haven't come up with a menu plan, but I may do a pasta dish of some sort tonight.

I am creating…My baby sweater still needs buttons (I have nothing cute!), and I still am working on my embroidery project. I'm not sure what I will get on the needles next--I can't afford to go out and buy yarn right now, so I have to look at my [unappealing] stash and think about what I can do. I hate not having anything in my knitting bag for all the long car rides we take.

I am reading…In the morning after prayer I am meditating on the short selections from The Ways of God. Before bed I am still reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and Heart & Hands.

I am hoping…As usual, for a peaceful and productive week, and that my mother gets over whatever is causing the constant dizziness.

I am hearing…Gabriel outside the office door building with MegaBloks. Sebastian is sitting here quietly. And amazingly, everyone else is still asleep at 6:40 a.m.! Unyheard of around here!

A few plans for the rest of the week…Get started on my spring cleaning if I can. The bathrooms will be a starting point, as they are most in need of some real cleaning. I also need to pull some of my clothes from the closet and dresser and make room for my maternity stuff. And if I could finally come up with a menu plan, that would be just dandy!

The children are...Still asleep, with the exception of the older boys.

A picture thought: Una at work on her math. She hates math in spite of the fact that she is pretty good at it. And she plugs along with resignation, not making too much of a fuss about it. Visit Peggy at the Simple Woman for more Daybook entries.

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