Monday, November 30, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook for 30 November 2009

Outside my window…5:54 and dark. 45 degrees.

I am thinking… of Gabriel's 7th birthday today, the Feast of St. Andrew and the beginning of a new liturgical year. I am wishing I had one of those gorgeous liturgical calenders. This morning I printed out pictures of the December saints to put up on our bulletin board, along with a copy of the St. Andrew Novena prayer, also known as the Christmas Anticipation Prayer.

I am thankful for…the health of my family, another altar for Bret to build, the easy-going disposition of Gemma--she makes mothering a baby so easy!

From the kitchen...freshly baked multi-grain bread with butter and honey or jam and tea, and some sort of soup tonight.

I am creating…a pair of longies for Gemma, who has very few pants for winter. I love the wool ones because they act as a diaper cover as well for the cloth diapers. I want to sew up some more pants using my favorite tutorial, but I need to dig through my cloth and see what will work for her. Also on the list of things to make: I need to decorate our Advent wreath, which didn't get done yesterday.

I am reading ...craft and knitting blogs and books, and The Liturgical Year.

I am get as much done this week as I did last week! And to tie up all the loose ends of so many projects.

I am hearing…Adrian and my birthday boy, Gabriel, chatting in the living room. Gabriel never fails to greet me with a kiss every morning!

A few plans for the rest of the week: making paper snowflakes for the windows with the children as I do every year; getting the nativity figures down from storage; making a few more gifts and another couple of batches of cookie dough; sewing up pants for Gemma.

I am praying...for C., whose miscarried baby will be buried today in a section of the Catholic cemetery in Nashville reserved for such little ones, never born and yet precious in the sight of their parents. I am also praying the St. Andrew Novena.

Picture Thought: Gemma, watching a movie with us last week. I know I'm biased, but isn't she gorgeous?

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  1. I have had a pair of longies on my needles since Max was 8 months old and a bag of pink wool waiting for Bella. I am probably the slowest knitter in the world. I get along much better with my sewing machine. I am glad the cloth diapering seems to be going well. I haven't gotten mine back out since Olivia was born. We are hoping to potty train both Max and Bella very soon!!

  2. What a great picture of Gemma! You know, I'm thinkin' that baby of yours is even better than gorgeous!!

  3. She is so lovely! Pity you aren't closer she and Anna Grace could be "bosom buddies" - a couple of head turners too!!

    I have had the LTP liturgical calendars before - but I made one which the children like better. I think there is a picture on my blog under Advent. I used a template that I photocopied and enlarged and then the children colored and stuck on holy cards etc

  4. That's really great that there is a special place for C. to bury her baby. I wish there were more places like this for mother's to bury their miscarried babies.


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