Tuesday, December 7, 2010

a priest's wife daybook


Outside my window..I see a picked up back patio with pretty roses and a rusty mini-trampoline ruining the view

I am thinking...that I really should start planning our menus

I am thankful for...the librarian who had mercy and waived half of our fines

From the kitchen...leek and potato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches

I am wearing...teaching clothes...only 3 more classes until Christmas break!

I am creating...next year's Byzantine Catholic Jesse tree (we start Advent on November 15th, so the regular Jesse trees aren't sufficient)

I am going...to buy a new camera so I can post a windowsill photo as per Leila's instructions

I am reading...C.S. Lewis' Til We Have Faces - it just came in the mail

I am hoping...to get family photos taken and soon!

I am hearing...my stomach growl- forgot to have lunch

Around the house...there is so much work to be done, dishes to do, laundry to fold, bills to pay and yes- kids to hug and read books to- we have fresh books from the library- we promised to be more careful this time

Some of my favorite things...were given to me by St Nicholas yesterday- sweet and spicy pecans, Oregon Chai, Panda black licorice, dried blueberries- all from Trader Joe's

A few plans for the rest of the week...various church activities and gearing up for holiday baking for friends and neighbors

Here is a picture for sharing...

 ...memories from the summer in the old country- what a sky!

from splendoroftruth.com- click for bigger image


  1. Cute list! I especially like what you got at TJ's and what you are reading! Such a gorgeous book.

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog!
    I'll read a bit on yours.
    Have a nice day!

  3. I love it librarians who waive fines. And I usually have a fine. I used to justify it by saying it was still cheaper than buying the books, but with six people checking out numerous books that is not true anymore. And it is not being a wise steward of my hubby's hard-earned paycheck. We are doing better though.

    I am going to post on Leila's blog Friday also.

  4. I saw Leila's post re: windowsills--ours is COMPLETELY empty :( It always has been, no matter where I've lived. (Even when I lived at my parents' house, pretty empty!) Unless it's summer, then there are tomatoes...

  5. So much to be thankful for. What you say is just like being there. Wish I was. So much to do, so little time, it seems. This lasts forever, heartwarming isn't it?

  6. Ooh your things from your Saint Nicholas sound delicious. Not many people like black licorice.


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