Monday, April 27, 2009

Daybook- week of April 27th 2009


Daybook – April 27th, 2009
Thank you again to Peggy (http://thesimplewoman.blogspot.com/) for hosting!

Outside My Window ...
Our patio is covered in junk and now has washed up wood chips covering it from this weekend’s rains. As it sits right outside our living room, I really need to spruce it up so it may help us welcome spring.

I am listening to...
Tessa crying in time out and Anna coughing. Oh boy.
To Live the Liturgy…
I think I will best celebrate this Easter season by taking some prayer time outside. I am blessed to live in a location where the seasons fit nicly with the liturgical year.


To be Fit and Happy….

I’m really not doing well with my vow to sleep when all other family members have drifted off. Uggg….unless it is spent in prayer, those hours in the middle of the night are wasted away by selfish want for time alone to watch TV, play online and in general, do nothing. If I were alert and a happy awake person in the morning, this may be ok, but I am sooo not.

I am thankful for ...
Sharing Mass with my family. Experiencing the Mass through the eyes and heart of Tessa has really been such a renewal for my personal spiritual life. Yes, she talks back to the priest, does the sign of the cross and screams amen with excitement at random times and my personal favorite—dances to the organ. Sometimes I am a bit embarrassed—but really, maybe we should all be so excited to sing the Gloria!

From the kitchen ...
We have hit our budget number for food for the month and I am really looking forward to the first on the month. Things have gotten a bit too creative in there for my liking. It’s not like we can’t just go buy food—we can—it is the principal of sticking to a budget and learning to simplify life. We did go over by 2.09 this weekend because I’m not going to deprive Tessa of milk. But, we are down 200 dollars from last month!

I am wearing ...
Such an old and grimy outfit, I am too ashamed to even write it down! The image on my t-shirt is almost unrecognizable.

I am creating ...
A more ordered home. I feel if I get everything in order, I will feel better about entertaining my creative bursts of energy. I so have 3 sewing projects going right now and would love to finish one—as these are my first sewing projects ever!

On my iPod...
Still musicals! I want to go to Mary Poppins in Chicago sooo badly, but it is not part of our budget, so I will live through my i-pod!
Towards a real education ...
I am working on teaching Tessa about Mary. She’s doing really well with family prayer and seems to understand Jesus as best as a 17 month old can. She says “neigh neigh” to Jesus and blows him a kiss (she has a cross above the door and window in her room) before she goes to sleep and when she wakes up, she greets him and waves! So, now we are working on talking about Jesus’ mama.

Bringing beauty to my home ...
Laughing little girls, dance parties and musical books have been how we are spending our days. I can’t help but beam with pride when I watch Tessa and Anna interacting together and really loving each other—I had no idea this would happen so early. Tessa loves to be the mamma and she is even trying to get Anna to make the sign of the cross and say amen. How much more beautiful can a home get?

I am reading ...
Myself! I’ve been going back and looking over a lot of my writing as I prepare to send some stuff off for anthologies and contests. Exciting.

I am hoping and praying….
For our appointments tomorrow at Children’s Hospital. I’m dreading and looking forward to these appointments. I’m hoping I’ll feel better when they are just over. If you have a minute, please hold us in prayer tonight.

Around the house ...
I’ve had a few decorating ideas I haven’t gotten around too. I think I’ll tackle them this week.
One of my favorite things ...
Alone time with my husband! Now that Anna is semi-sleeping at night, Joseph and I are able to sit, relax and watch TV or a movie by ourselves. It is so nice to have an adult conversation without one of us holding a screaming baby. We pray to be blessed with more babies someday, but for now, it really is refreshing!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:
A very long night tonight(Anna can’t eat before her appointments in the morning) and then Children’s Hospital all day tomorrow. After that, I’m thinking of taking a mommy night out alone sometime this week. A night out to the budget theatre, or maybe a night out writing at Panera!

Picture Thoughts
Joseph and I have been talking about how we are so happy right now. I am a morbid person and so, with happiness come fear. I’m waiting for “the other shoe to drop” this reminds me of our wedding (our second wedding.) In this picture, we are so happy, little did we know I would fall and break my leg in two places on the dance floor that night. So very Rutchik—I’m waiting for the next one………








5 comments:

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

I can't believe that your broke your leg on your wedding!! Oh my goodness!

Thanks for coming and leaving a comment at my blog... it is nice to meet you.

Have a wonderful day,
Carrie

Kelley said...

I'm offering a Hail Mary for your appointment tomorrow! I love to see other peoples wedding photos! So sweet!

A Joyful Chaos said...

Enjoyed your post! How horrible to break your leg at your wedding!

a_inkwell said...

Your my hero! I hope you don't mind that I borrow this format to write my next post!

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