Showing posts with label Daybook. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Daybook. Show all posts

Monday, January 28, 2013

Daybook ~ January 28, 2013

Capturing a few of the memories of our weeks in....

...Moments of Gratitude

30.  A bright Sky, even in the subzero temperatures
31.  Hot Water beating down on a cold day
32.  Plans to make a summer Memory
33.  My Wrinkled, and washed laundry by the mister
34.  Smoothed feel of my children's faces
35.  Unfolded laundry to keep me busy
36.  In Christ, Mercy
37.  In Christ, Guidance
38.  In Christ, Joy
39.  The Blue of our Blessed Mother
40.  The departure of my Blue attitude
41.  The baby bundled in Blue we brought home six years ago.
42.  A glass of wine In The Kitchen w/ my parents & husband
43.  Delicious Sunday meal prepared In the Kitchen
44.  Lunch with school families prepared In the School Kitchen
45.  School Friends celebrating Catholic Schools Week
46.  Friends showing me patience, went I don't have any
47.  Friends sharing their graces


Hands down, I'm praying for patience.


Crockpot Chicken, Mashed Pototoes & Corn
Chicken Wild Rice Soup
Cheeseburger Mac (I have yet to make this Jenny)
Bowtie Pasta
Beef Stroganoff


We were going to do little acts of kindness during Advent.  I got them all ready and then we scrapped that because it was really hard to distribute them via my couch.

So, I found a few things on Pinterest we can do for Valentine's Day.  I am excited to be able to get to the store and make something.

Then I hope to get some Lenten crafts going. 


Honestly, I haven't read a page in a book in a week.  My same books are on the list.
The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic ~ Matthew Kelly

...Liturgical Living

Firming up Lenten plans.  Need to put it to paper to capture the ideas and make them real.

...Looking Ahead

I'm looking forward to Thursday's doctor appointment, so much so that I was almost ready to take all three kids with me to a 4:00 appointment today.  Sounds simple enough but lately, it's not simple. at. all.  My better judgement (husband) said just wait.  So, I'm working on finishing tabbing my Bible, reading that book, and I should catch up on the Catechism with the flocknote group.  Just a few more days.

I'm also looking forward to my Holy Hour this week.  It's been eight weeks since I've been.  This will be the first place I get to go all. by. myself.

...Listening To

Children playing in the background
Drew on Relevant Radio in the foreground


Our Old Yeller waiting to be fed during my Snapshot Sunday Hour 6-7 AM.  Shot in

f. 4.2, ISO 1600, 26mm, 1/3
I like to shoot in A mode. 
I have yet to take wb auto off. 
I have much to learn.
Joining Ann, Cari, Sarah & Suscipio.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Daybook ~ 5.14.12

Around the house

I've booted the dog to the garage or outside again.  Her hair is just so much to keep up with.  I would love to keep her in her kennel during the day but the door to the kennel is in the shut only position.  Why?  Mother Robin decided to build her nest on the corner of the kennel where the door sits.  A very difficult place for us to let both babies grow and the dog lay in the sun.  We gave way to the babies.  It has been fun for all of us to watch the babies grow. 

Android Photo

Listening to

Heavy machinery.  One of the roads that borders our house is getting curb, gutter & storm drainage put in.  Very good for us, even though we lost a few trees and privacy.  We are now a little more exposed in our backyard.  I was so fearful of how open our backyard would look, but in the end it does look better.


Still reading St Theresa of Avila's Interior Castle.  I am scheduled to be done reading it in a few weeks, but I am now behind, again.  I managed to catch up a few weeks ago but it's been hard to find time to read the last couple of weeks.

On the Menu

Even though I had high hopes to get a menu in order for the last two weeks, I missed the boat.  I would love to get something down for the next two weeks at least until Memorial weekend.  Even though the meals are decent, I feel like it's all thrown together and not very much effort is put into a wonderful meals.  Tonight is meatloaf.  I also hope to start making bread again for the summer.

Home Learning

We put our garden together on Mother's Day.  Henry was the most interested or maybe his age kept him the most interested the longest.  He did a wonderful job helping Adam and then took off doing his own planting.  He has now been asking Adam to till up his own garden.  We have extra tomato plants.....

School Learning

This is the last week of school for the kids.  Next week I have conferences for Henry & Karley and then they have their combined pre-school picnic later in the week.  This week they are having a mini field day, learning about taste and smell and saying good bye to their classmates for the summer.  We will see some of them throughout the summer though.


Last week I ran a total of 35 miles in four workouts.  I'm a little injured but am able to still run.  I ran with my sister last Saturday for 18 miles.  Actually, I ran 18 miles but only 16 with my sister.  I had to encourage her to go ahead of me.  I was slow, slow, slow and she was ready to get the run over with and still had enough to kick it in gear.  The last two miles was all hills some steep.  Two of them for about 50 yards I walked when I realized that I could probably walk faster than I was "running".  It was nice to run with my sister.  That was the first time during all this training that I actually ran with somebody.  (During our half marathon she ran ahead.)  I have one more long run next week and then I'm in the taper down before the marathon.

Moments of Gratitude

All things Mother's Day (separate post)
Running with my Sister
Grandma & Grandpa taking care of the kids while we run
Water re-fills along the route
Drive by's on the route to keep us inspired
Second opinions
Warm weather
Safe travels

Thinking about

Still thinking about my summer Rule.  I need to sit down this week and pull it all together since next week is really summer vacation!


I'm praying for all people to know and love the Real Truth.  For people (including myself) to know and love what is good, true and right.  To know the freedom of living in God's Rule.

The Week Ahead

Dance.  Running (lighter mileage week).  Small outside projects, flowers, sprucing things up, getting ready for the large outside projects.  Hope to have a bonfire with Adam this weekend.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Daybook ~ Last Day of April

My First Daybook

Around the house....

It's actually all clean, all at once and we aren't having company or a birthday party.  It's amazing.  Saturday I gutted the girls room.  There were just too many toys in the room for them (mostly Sophie) to even begin to keep clean.  The toys have been re-homed to the unfinished basement that I will attempt to clean on rainy summer days.  That might just get started later this week.

Listening to....

Sadly, Phineas & Ferb. 


The Interior Castle ~ St Teresa of Avila

Daily Reading if possible...

A Year With The Saints

Give Us This Day

On the Menu....

Working on getting a two week menu planned up.  Until that happens it looks something like Tacos, lasagna and sloppy joes.  Thinking lasagna will be my carb load for Saturday.

Moments of Gratitude...

~ Seeing my husband at mile 15 with kids, windows down, cheering, "Go Mom, Go" for the last mile home
~ Getting an afternoon nap after running 16 miles
~ My sister
~ Henry healthy again after being sick for four days
~ Husband who understands my running
~ Another month of spiritual direction
~ Mother's Rule Binder getting cleaned up
~ Inspiring women
~ Clean fish tank (thanks Tonya)

Home Learning...

We are leaning to pray the Rosary as a family.  Currently we do three decades on the way to school and then when either Henry or Karley is picked up we finish the last two.  I like doing it on the way to school and will have to figure another time out in a few weeks.

School Learning....

Will come to a close in three weeks.  I am happy for the summer and sad that in a few short months Henry will be in school all day, five days a week.  Just the thought of him not eating lunch with us could make me cry.  He's ready, I'm not.  Pre-school is for fun but now we'll be in serious business and I won't be able to seem him for hours.  I think I'll have to recess volunteer soon.


I made all the runs for my marathon training program this week.  Total mileage was 32 with 16 being the furthest.  4, 8, 4 & 16 was the scheduled runs.  It was super weird to think 8 miles was a mid-week run.  Sixteen was the furthest I've ever gone and it wasn't that bad.  I think the cooler temps (40-50) and cloudy skies helped.

Thnking about....

Making a new Rule for summer.  I've been running scenarios in my head.  Thinking about running, cleaning, playing, where to schedule it all.  Camping.


The Universal Prayer

The week ahead...

Not as busy as I thought, especially since today Henry didn't go to school.  Somehow I have 29 miles to run this week.  Wouldn't be so hard to fit but I have a meeting at church on a normal run night and it's too long to do during the day.  Dance.  Play date later in the week.  Saturday morning my friend's first ever Mother's Group meets.  Fun week!  I think I should ask Big Daddy for a date night.  Looking forward to this little man feeling better this week.

Hope you have a great week.  I've link up with Jenny who also posts a daybook she calls Minutes.

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