We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. ~Isaiah 64:8

Monday, January 25, 2010

Daybook - Monday, January 25th

outside my window . . . the ground is entirely soaked and squidgey from last night's terrific rain.

in the kitchen . . . making chicken stock today for cabbage soup tonight.

around the house . . . my dining room table is finally cleared from all the laundry!  For now, anyway.

from our studies . . . this week we move onto MesoAmerica and volcanoes.  We are finishing a children's version of Canterbury Tales (the kids loved it) and will start Secret of the Andes.  Artist: Durer, Composer: still Edvard Grieg.  Still reading, but coming to the end of, Wind in the Willows.  This week's Latin phrase: "Dum spiro, spero", which means "While I breathe, I hope."

thinking about . . .  how to celebrate my middle daughter's 8th birthday.  We don't do big parties for every year...only the big years.  But she needs a bit of a fuss made over her this year.

listening to. . . it is very quiet this morning despite almost the whole family being up.  Right now I only hear the newspaper shuffling (eldest son reading) and middle son playing with Baby L.

thankful for. . . My sweet middle daughter and her amazing creativity.

reading . . . just finished Lost to the West. If you are a history buff and have any curiosity about the Byzantine Empire and the roots of the Renaissance, I highly recommend it.  What's up next . . . I think the Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer.  Still reading Divine Comedy (well I say that, but I haven't picked it up in a while), Flannery O'Connor and Dorothy Sayers.

creating . . . continuing to create what I like to call an  "interim mess" while sorting out the house (giveaways and trash).

remembering . . . what we were doing this time a year ago - packing for Ghana.

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to foster rhythm and beauty . . . this week I need to purchase daffodil bulbs to force for St. David's Day (Mar 1)

to live the liturgy . . . making some Lenten plans, right now collecting good fasting meal ideas for the whole family.  This year we are going to give up some things together!

to educate faithfully . . . stopping to ponder the ideas.

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one of my favorite things . . . the Dollar Store mug my middle son gave me for Christmas.  (I know it was Dollar Store because I took them there to shop!)

a few plans for the upcoming week . . .
Monday: working at the store in the evening for a bit.
Tuesday: evening phone meeting (at home)
Wednesday: bible study and meeting in the evening.
Thursday: haircut for eldest son
Friday: coffee shop meeting and movie night
Saturday: Birthday for middle daughter!

Enjoy more Daybooks at Peggy’s!


Grandma said...

Love the wisdom of your Latin phrase. To relinquish hope is indeed to end our life.

I love those Dollar Store presents too. My daughter takes my granddaughter (age 7) to do her shopping there.

DebD said...

happy early birthday to your 8 yr old daughter. What a fun age.

Kerry said...

Grandma - Well, I sure wish the Latin phrase was mine! :) It was said by a much more sagacious mouth than mine. But regardless - it is a good one.

DebD - thanks! She's a sweet girl.