:: A gray, rainy Monday. The leaves are almost off the tree and everything is wet and muddy. A perfect day for staying inside and relaxing. I've decided to take a break this week, the kids have been pushed hard for a while. Today we'll just relax and unwind, tomorrow we'll try and do more crafty things, read more books, and get out a little more.
I am thankful:
:: My parents came down for a visit on Saturday, bringing presents and food as grandparents tend to do. We had a pretty low-key day, spending most of the time at home but some time at Costco as well.
I am thinking:
:: nothing too specific, just a lot of nostalgia.
I am working on:
:: staying on top of the habits that are starting to take hold around here.I am praying:
:: for my Mom and Dad
:: for a happy and healthy pregnancy and birth of two friend's fifth babies
:: special intention for Greg
:: for all priests
:: for the Monastery as the monks have elected a new Prior
:: for the souls in Purgatory
:: for my standard litany of regular intentions - conversion of life, several special intentions, etc
I am reading:
Around the house:
:: Before my parents showed up, Greg installed a fence to keep the little girls in a contained area and to minimize people soliciting at our back door (always creepy when you're making dinner and see some unknown face staring at you through the window).
Clicking around on the web:
:: Faithful Citizenship Decision 2016 - My absentee ballot came in the mail already and so now it's time to get down to business.
:: Catholic School Curriculum Standards by the Cardinal Newman Society - a faithful alternative to Common Core
:: Living Differently | A Catholic Parent's Guide to Changing the World - my new favorite blog
Living the Liturgical Year
:: Our Nugget has his first name day this week! Granted he's entirely oblivious to it all, but it's fun to celebrate. I'm thinking nachos for dinner to celebrate... ;)
One of my favorite things:
:: we had a blissful Sunday, with Rice Krispie treats and watching movies on Netflix. We'll have to do it again.
This week's plans:
:: Speech therapy
:: Special needs dance class
:: Autism parent and caregiver support group
:: Homeschool swim class
:: Nugget's nameday!