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 hoping...to 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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5 comments:

  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!!

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

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  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

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  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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