Monday, June 6, 2011
Monday Musings--6 June 2011
Right now...it is a little after 6 a.m. The house is quiet and I am tired. I have had a week of 6-hours-or-less sleep per night because of this stupid cough. I haven't had a cold with a cough in about 3 years. I have no nasal congestion, just a lot of congestion in my upper chest, and a cough that isn't constant, but not very productive, and it gets me mostly at night, the moment I lie down. I have been sleeping in the living room in a semi-upright position for the last 4 or 5 days...
This weekend...was wonderful! How could it not be with the ordinations that took place at the Chapel of Divine Mercy? The Fathers of Mercy now have two new transitional deacons and two new priests. The ordinations were very beautiful, and I always get choked up during the invocation of the saints. You can read something about the men who were ordained here (they are the first three, and then the fifth on this page).
In the evenings we have been watching Little Dorrit, and I love it! It is full of odd characters, intrigues and intricate plot twists! Such fun...
Some plans for this week: My dad is coming today! So, I have to get Una's room ready (she will migrate to wherever it is she wishes to sleep this week), wash bedding, bake bread and get the kids to dust, vacuum and clean the bathrooms. We still will do school, but things are winding down here a bit school-wise, with several of the workbooks done. Adrian has a hearing test today (we will find out whether he has a hearing loss or whether he is merely a distracted six year-old), and Bret is taking him. Mainly we are trying to keep cool around here, with temperatures averaging about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. It's pretty brutal.
I also need to place a couple of orders for school stuff for the coming year. This is getting me stressed out, as some of the programs I am using are very costly, but they really are good and my kids are actually doing really well with them. When I think of all the money I spent on other courses which my kids hated or we didn't use, I feel a bit sick. I am actually ordering much less than I did in previous years, but it will run nearly a thousand dollars for the five kids, most of it being for Una's writing, math and foreign language. Eek.
I also need to order 4 balls of yarn to finish Sebastian's sweater. When I ordered the yarn, I wasn't sure what I was going to make from it or for whom, so now I have to hope that the dye lot, if not the same, is close enough that his sleeves won't look too weird...
If I find some time for myself, I want to...knit! I am going like gangbusters on this sweater, and I hope to have it done in two more weeks. A sweater a month is my goal! I also need to sew up some little muslin bags for making my big jars of herbal tea. I have the muslin washed and ready. And I am beginning to feel guilty about the fabric sitting in my workroom, fabric I bought to make Una a skirt last year. I really need to find instructions for making a 3 tiered skirt for her.
A few prayer intentions for this week: safe travel for my dad; a shower of blessings upon the new priests and deacons and an end to this lousy chest cold so that I can sleep properly again. I pray for work for Bret and some time for him to work on the house (at this rate we may not move in until the kids are grown).
Something that makes me smile: receiving the blessing of a priest I knew as a novice. It is wonderful!
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