Reflections on the Day – November 21, 2008

November 21, 2008 § Leave a comment

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Reflections on the Day for November 20, 2008.
It has been cool and sunny today following two days of heavy rain.   

Plans for today – I need to go shopping.  I will pick up the weatherizing stuff I need. 

I am wearing – My black velvet top and comfy pant and soft blue slippers.

I am feeling – Happy!  Kyle is home tomorrow.

I am hearing –  The children are finishing lunch.

I am thankful for – Kyle getting home tomorrow.

In prayer – Nadine, Kyle while he is traveling, Granny and Pat.

The Children:

Ashley – Is working on a project for me.  I will post pictures on this soon.
Rachel –  Conferences are next week.  Her teacher seems really nice.
Christopher – Made lunch today.
Hannah –  Has asked to learn how to do needle work.
Joshua – Decided to shake extra cheese on his noodles and made a big mess.
Sarah
 Has been tagging behind Josh all day.

The Homefires:

Kitchen – Pizza night… woot.
Craft-room – My mind is working on some Advent crafts.
Music – If you missed this you need to check it out.
Lucky Room of the Day –  Bedrooms.

My pleasant thought for the Day –

 On Joan of Arc: “The common people flocked in crowds to look at her and speak with her and her fair loveliness won the half of their beleif, and her deep earnestness and transparent sincerity won the other half. The well-to-do remained away and scoffed, but that is their way.”~Mark Twain

A picture worth a thousand words – 

Sarah wanted her picture taken at the dentist

Sarah wanted her picture taken at the dentist

Reflections on the Day – November 19, 2008

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Reflections on the Day for November 19, 2008.
We started out mysty and foggy but the sun has come out and is starting to warm things up.   

Plans for today – This evening I am going back to Penny’s to order our pictures. 

I am wearing – My other brown slacks and my comfy green top.

I am feeling – Kind of chilly.  I need to go get the weatherising stuff for the house today.

I am hearing –  Josh laugh over todays music video.

I am thankful for – Really nice neighbors.

In prayer – Nadine, Kyle while he is traveling (poor guy is sick), Granny and Pat.

The Children:

Ashley – Did a  really good job in the kitchen last night.
Rachel –  I need to call the house and set up the Holiday schedule.
Christopher – Reads all the captions on videos for Josh.
Hannah –  loved picking out a new book yesterday.
Joshua – Is really cracking up over the song.
Sarah
 Came into the office to say “Momma, Hannah is mean”.

The Homefires:

Kitchen – Menu planning day.
Craft-room – I took my sewing machine to the Montavilla sewing center and the guy fixed it on the spot for me.  Joy.  It was such a simple thing he didn’t even charge me.
Music – Ok, here is what the boys have been enjoying.  Big H/T to Happy Catholic:


Lucky Room of the Day –  The Office.

My pleasant thought for the Day –

 “Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words.”
~St. Francis of Assisi

A picture worth a thousand words – 

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Chritopher enjoys his bike.

Reflections on the Day – November 18, 2008

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Reflections on the Day for November 18, 2008.
The day has been sunny but chilly,  almost like fall is slipping into winter.   

Plans for today – Today started out busy and just kept going.  We had an appointment for portraits today for the younger ones and that went really well, except for Sarah totally refusing to take part. 

I am wearing – My brown slacks and a comfy black top.

I am feeling – So much better.  I am just slightly coughing and  my head is starting to feel clear.

I am hearing –  Nightmare before Christmas is playing in the other room.  Ashley picked it up from the library.

I am thankful for – Having a teen who is willing and able to help out so I can deal with the things I need to do while Kyle is gone.!

In prayer – Nadine, Kyle while he is traveling (poor guy is sick), Granny and Pat.

The Children:

Ashley – Is in charge tonight while I am at the homeschool support meeting.
Rachel –  I need to call the house and set up the Holiday schedule.
Christopher – Was so helpful this morning.
Hannah – Oh what a beauty she is in her pictures.
Joshua –  Has had a really good day today.  He is such a ham.
Sarah
 Frustrated me to no end at the studio.  I so wish she would have given the pictures a go, I know she is going to be sad when they come back and she isn’t in them.

The Homefires:

Kitchen – Tonight is easy dogs in a blanket for the kids!
Craft-room – I am dropping the sewing machine off on my way to the meeting.
Music – OMG there is Christmas music not just in the mall, but one of the stations in town has already switched to Christmas songs.
Lucky Room of the Day –  The living room.

My pleasant thought for the Day –

 “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.”
~Antoine de Saint Exupery:

 

 

A picture worth a thousand words – 

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Sarah, Josh and Elora.

Reflections on the Day – November 14, 2008

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Reflections on the Day for November 14, 2008.
The sun is spilling out from the clouds making everything golden.   

Plans for today – Is it Friday already?  My goodness, where has the week gone?  Today I will work on getting a few things done… wow.  Friday already.

I am wearing – My olive corduroy pants and the snap button top.

I am feeling – Slightly congested.  I think my almost ten week long cough is getting better, I had xrays done this week and they say my lungs look fine.  It is to the point where I wish they would find something so I could do something about it.

I am hearing –  Amazing Grace on the radio.  I love the line “The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, The sun forbear to shine, But God who called me here below,  Will be forever mine.”  It reminds me of watching Amazing Grace I had heard good things about the film and was not disappointed.

I am thankful for – A decent day weather-wise to get some fall yard work done.   Oh, and though it seems silly – yesterday was the release of WoW’s Wrath of the Lich King expansion.  Kyle and I both enjoy the game and we have never picked up any of the limited edition packs, this time we hoped to get them but they were sold out of the Collector’s Editions within a day or two of when they were available for pre-order.  I was sort of disappointed.  Yesterday, my dad (who also plays) called and let me know that Fred Meyers had the CE available.  I popped down to my store and they had none on the shelves, they had been open at midnight to sell them.  I asked and low and behold there was a box of stock that they had missed in the selling extravaganza the night before which had a couple of collectors editions in it… that I got – for the regular price not the insane $129 I am seeing them for now.  Woot!  Little baby dragon is mine… Joy!

In prayer – Nadine, Zachary, Granny and Pat.

The Children:

Ashley – Was doing the moody-blues teen thing last night.
Rachel –  I am waiting to hear back from her teacher…. tap, tap, tap.  Apparently she got into a person’s yard and ate a rose while out walking while at school.
Christopher – Was very excited yesterday that his math (fractions) click yesterday.
Hannah – Is starting to read really well.
Joshua –  Yesterday was a rough day for Josh.  Hopefully today will be better.
Sarah
 Woke up this morning and told me she was wearing a night-gown.  It  is a very pretty night-gown.  She is just too sweet.

The Homefires:

Kitchen – Pizza night!  woot!
Craft-room – I am cutting out a pattern today.
Music – Sarah might be my most musical child at the moment.  Yesterday she was sitting at the piano gently picking out one note at a time while singing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”. Now, mind you, none of the notes were actually correct, but it was very cute.
Lucky Room of the Day –  The bathroom.

My pleasant thought for the Day –

 “For me prayer is a surge of the heart, it is a simple look towards Heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”
~Saint Therese of Lisieux

 

A picture worth a thousand words – 

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Sarah holding daddy’s hand.

Reflections on the Day – November 7, 2008

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Reflections on the Day for November 7, 2008.
Typical wet fall day in Portland. 

Plans for today – We Have Little Flowers this morning.  Tonight is “pizza night”.

I am wearing  Cream top and brown pants.  I need to get my shoes on soon.

I am feeling  Sleepy,  I had a strange dream that we were selling our house.  Most of our neighborhood had been leveled and we needed to go somewhere else.

I am hearing –  Almost nothing, the computer is humming and Christopher is trying to convince Sarah to get out of my bed and eat breakfast.

I am thankful for  Kyle being home!  Even if he does have to go back again, it was nice to get him back so soon.

In prayer Our nation, my grandmother.

The Children:

Ashley – I wish she would remember to ask for things more than 12 hours before she needs them.
Rachel –  She turns 15 this weekend.  Holy Cow!
Christopher – Is a funny kid.  He is good at getting the dog to do what he wants.
Hannah – Is very excited for Little Flowers today.
Joshua –  Is starting off on kind of a bad foot this morning.  I will be glad when he gets over this phase.
Sarah
– Snuk into my bed last night.  Silly little bed bug.

The Homefires:

Kitchen – Pizza night!  woot!
Craft-room – There is a bit of sewing I am getting to and I need to take my machine in for its tune-up.
Music – Here is that lovely version of the Ave Maria by Caccini I found the other day on the Anchoress

Lucky Room of the Day –  The bathroom.

My pleasant thought for the Day –

 “Joy is not in things; it is in us”

Richard Wagner

 

A picture worth a thousand words – 

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Happy Pumpkin patch kids.

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