Tuesday, January 11, 2011

a simple woman's daybook for January

Outside my window...well...I can't really see out that sliding glass door very well- baby prints on the inside and cat prints on the outside
I am thinking... that Monk is a pretty good show
I am thankful for...my husband who took out the trash and smashed some cardboard before leaving for work
I am wearing...a grey sweater
I am remembering...that I am dreaming that I want to start again to learn how to knit well
I am going...to start girl cousin skirts as Easter gifts- I am loving this pattern
I am listening...to 19-month old baby talk
I am currently reading...Introduction to a Devout Life (for the first time since I have been married!)
I am hoping... that Big Baby Girl will sleep through the night tonight- it has been a little rough lately
On my mind...my husband did his first training ride-along with the police department he is a volunteer chaplain for- the married priest with four kids is making time to minister to the police after them asking for 18 years for a priest chaplain. Lord- keep him safe!
Noticing that...politicians and media want to blame evil on the opposite party when something awful happens
Pondering these words... “It is most laudible in a married woman to be devout, but she must never forget that she is a housewife and sometimes must leave God at the altar to find him in housekeeping” St. Frances of Rome
In the kitchen... vegetable bean soup is cooking- I'm going to throw in a little bacon because it isn't a fasting time
Around the house... big girls are doing math (percentages-decimals-fractions), Boy is playing with vintage Little People, Big Baby Girl is talking on my cell phone, I am finishing this post
One of my favorite things ... hot cocoa and toast
From my picture journal...She is now a big girl of almost three-and-a-half, but we still celebrate the birth of my brother's first daughter who was a long time coming. Isn't she so sweet?
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  1. Wow, that baby is precious! Prayers are heading up for your husband!

  2. Sounds like you have everything covered. Happy you're reading the Devout Life. The NEW one. You are worth it. I need some help on doing blog things and I need some cocoa and toast too.

  3. i'm a lutheran pastor's wife so i think i'll be bookmarking your site to read. (we clergy wives have to stick together!)

  4. Thanks for your comment on my blog :)

    I love the quote you shared. I think I might have to post in my blog as well. Thanks. I hope you have a blessed day.


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