Outside my window... the sky is oh-so-blue and the weather is oh-so-cold. Winter is catching up, it seems, but without its usual snow.
I am thinking...about love and St. Valentine's Day and our anniversary and of how God has been so good to my husband and me. :-)
I am thankful...for this restful Sunday.
In the kitchen...a big pot of chicken stew is well, stewing. It is called Colonial Chicken Stew and I found the recipe in my in-laws collection of recipes. I am trying it for the first time - and ...... I'll reserve my judgment after I have eaten it.
I am wearing...my usual house attire - sweatpants, sweater, shirt. No glamour at all. :-)
I am creating...still the crocheted table cloth that I started five years ago.
I am going...to Mass late this afternoon.
I am reading...when I get the chance, Christ in the Home by Raoul Plus, S.J.
|This picture was grabbed from Amazon|
This picture was grabbed from Amazon This is a great parenting book. It covers advice for remaining in-love; being husband and wife, respectively; raising children, among other things.
I am hoping...that my baby will not cry too much when my husband and I go out to celebrate our anniversary. It will be the first time for him to be left behind since he was born. I am nervous but I forgot that I have a baby when I agreed to my husband's plans. I was thinking of last year when he was still in my belly and my husband and I were able to have our date. Oh silly me!
I am looking forward to...our 8th Anniversary on the 17th. My husband planned a treat for me. I am learning...how to be a better writer. Yey!
Around the house...it is after lunch and the dinner plates are stacked in the sink. Voices chattering on the phone fill the house.
I am pondering...my head is too full of things I want to write about that I have not much time for deeper thoughts. :-) On the other hand, I have been thinking much about love lately - since St. Valentine's Day is just around the corner.
A favorite quote for today...lifted from Christ in the Home and attributed to Madame Elizabeth, sister of Louis XVI:
"Above all, seek to please your husband...he has good qualities but he can also have some that are not so pleasing. Make it a rule for yourself never to concentrate on these and above all never permit yourself to talk of them; you owe it to him as you owe it to yourself. Try to look at his heart; if you truly possess it, you will always be happy. Make his house agreeable for him; let him always find in it a woman eager to please him, busy with her duties, with her children, and you will in this way win his confidence; when you once have that, you will be able to do, with the mind heaven has given you and a bit of cleverness, anything you wish."
One of my favorite things...is a freshly sharpened pencil. I like to do my drafts in pencil. Most often than not, I will not be using the drafts that I wrote, but at least I got to see my thoughts on paper and am able to start somewhere.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Same as usual - keep house, take care of children, teach children. Oh, there is that special day - go out on a date with my husband. Yey!
A peek into my day...
|There are the usual dishes to wash.|
|They always pose a challenge that I try to ran away from.|
|Homeschool is more manageable with Daddy 's help.|
|He is not so itty-bitty anymore.|
Have a blessed Sunday!