:: Another bumpy road, weather wise. Heats up and cools off, all within the same week. There's a fire near us and the air gets very smokey every now and then. I'm looking forward to slightly cooler temperatures so we can spend more time outside without feeling like we're in a skillet.
I am thankful:
:: After Nugget was born, we went to a different Mass time while we adjusted. We finally made it back to our "regular" Mass time yesterday. Everyone was very happy to see us - many people figured out that I had had Nugget and were eagerly awaiting our return. Lots of people offered babysitting (for the entire flock!), and of course; many a Grandma and Grandpa were falling all over Nugget. As I told Greg after Mass, it's nice to go to a place where people all understand the dynamics of our flock, they know who has Autism and roll with it - the greeters keep an eye on our ASD kiddo during stimming (since it's done away from the Sanctuary) while I fed Nugget, etc. There are several other large families who attend, and other kids on the spectrum also attend this Mass. No one bats an eye. :-)
I am thinking:
:: I'm ready for getting the school year underway. I think everyone is ready to get back into the swing of things.
I am working on:
:: cleaning out my recipe binder. It needs a good clean-out. I treated myself to a NICE recipe binder, this one in particular:I've amassed a large collection of recipes, but for this organizer I only want to put the ones that are smash hits with the family. It should make it much easier when I menu-plan and still leave room for trying new recipes out.
I am praying:
:: for my Mom and Dad
:: special intention for Greg
:: for all priests
:: for the souls in Purgatory
:: for my standard litany of regular intentions - conversion of life, several special intentions, etc
I am reading:
|We're borrowing this book from Peanut's friend - it's a nice, light story that Peanut is thoroughly enjoying.|
:: Sunday's homily was about the difference between humility and being humbled. It was very thought-provoking, and even made an impact on Peanut. One of the questions Father posed to us - are we teaching our kids humility?
:: You guys. We finished the floor and the rooms in the basement - entirely! The kids have their own rooms, the floor is in, the schoolroom is a-maze-ing. The last thing left to do is tile the shower surround in the basement bathroom and then the basement is 100% done. Both Peanut and Moose are loving their new rooms, and the anxiety level in the house has dropped now that that's done. DEO GRATIAS!
|Our bright and sunny school room. We're going to put in more shelving where the lumber is standing.|
:: Texas Teacher Defends No-Homework Policy -I'd love to see more schools and teacher adopt this policy.
:: After Death: A Husband's Final Act of Love for his Wife - I cried. A lot.
:: When Your Ten Year Old Can't Read - Something to keep in mind as we begin this lovely new school year.
:: Homeschooling Twice Exceptional Kids - This hit home in a big way.
:: The Twelve Virtues of a Good Teacher - a little motivation for the school year.
Living the Liturgical Year
:: Greg's name day is this week - he gets to choose a special dinner.
One of my favorite things:
:: Nugget and how much everyone loves him. There's still bouts of sibling rivalry but for the most part; everyone is still smitten with him (who is now 2 pounds over his birth weight).
This week's plans:
:: Speech therapy
:: Doctor appointment for Greg
:: Nugget's Baptism!!
:: Begin our school "year".