"God made us for joy. God is joy, and the joy of living reflects the original joy that God felt in creating us." (St. John Paul the Great)

Monday, October 12, 2009

My Daybook - October 12, 2009

For Today... Monday, October 12, 2009

Outside my window... it is snowing! What!?! September felt more like July, and now October feels more like December! I hope winter is not here already! It is the pretty, wet snow that sticks to everything though. (I still need a camera! Thanks, Dad, for the pictures!) And our new winter coats arrived in the mail while we were in Chicago, so we're all set.

I am thinking... that I should be getting ready for the week instead of blogging.

I am thankful for... a safe trip to and from Chicago. I am also thankful to our friends, the Jansens, for hosting us. They saved us a ton of money, and my kiddos had a blast with their kiddos. Plus, The Boy stayed with them on Saturday instead of driving me crazy at the feis. And I got to have some nice evenings of adult conversation! Thanks again, guys!

From the school room... we're trying to catch up on all the stuff we didn't get to last week.

From the kitchen... oatmeal with brown sugar and raisins for breakfast on this chilly morning, and I don't have to worry about dinner! My parents are bringing something over to celebrate (a few days early) our ten-year anniversary with us. Thanks, mom and dad! (It's a good thing, too, because I don't have a menu done or groceries, having been gone all weekend.)

I am wearing... navy sweatpants, one of my husband's T-shirts, and my robe and slippers (but I should have taken my shower and gotten dressed already!).

I am creating ... plans for a night away this weekend with my husband (and The Baby).

I am going... to take the kids to dance and tin whistle lessons, and stop at the library and grocery store -- this seems to be my new Monday routine.

I am reading... (or more like looking at) all the catalogs that are coming in the mail in advance of the Christmas shopping season.

I am hoping... fall comes back after this little winter display. We haven't played in the leaves yet! (See my picture-thoughts below from a few years ago.)

I am hearing... The Girls whispering at the dining room table while working on their language arts and The Boy sitting on his time-out stool (AGAIN!) tapping his feet and complaining about his time-out (AGAIN!).

Around the house... we're again recovering from the weekend! I am looking forward to a weekend around the house some time in the near future!

One of my favorite things... red wine and dark chocolate.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Tonight is dinner with my parents, followed by dance and tin whistle lessons. Tuesday is Little Flowers. Tuesday night, The Girls and I will have dinner out before going to see Little House on the Prairie, the musical. Wednesday and Thursday are usually dance days, but this week is fall break! Maybe I'll be able to catch up on a few other things around here. Friday is our ten-year anniversary and we'll drop the older kiddos off at my in-laws and enjoy twenty-four hours to ourselves.

Here are some picture-thoughts I am sharing...

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  1. SNOW???? I am hoping we don't get snow any time soon, though it is altogether possible!

    Happy anniversary!

  2. Too early for snow.
    In answer to your question about my background. I use The cutest blog on the block (if you type that in your search bar, you'll get there or you can click on those words off my blog page in the upper left corner). At that site, you'll click on the "free blog backgrounds" . . . it's fairly simple to do (on your blog you'll add their HTML code for the background under a new "gadget" marked "add a HTML"). It's a copy and paste deal. Hope this helps a little. I change my background now and again to reflect seasons/moods.

    God bless your week!!!

  3. Snow?! Wow! I'm in South Florida, our temps are in the record breaking 90's. How very different from yours!

    Happy 10th anniversary. Have a blessed week.

  4. We enjoyed the nice evenings of adult conversation too!

    And all indications are that our kids certainly enjoyed the extended periods of kid conversation too.

  5. You have a beautiful family. Looks like they are having fun. I hope you have a great week. Doylene


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