.How is your Easter week hopping along? We are having a bit of a spring break this week, and the boys are sleeping late and playing too many video games. I spent the first two days of the week catching up on rosary orders, and yesterday I spent about four hours balancing six months of bank statements (yikes!). I was feeling badly that we didn't plan much to do during break, but Tuesday night Faith came down with a slight fever and a sore throat (which she still has), so I guess we would have just been disappointed. I had hoped to make a trip to the Air Force museum, but maybe that will happen as a school day field trip instead. I'm not even certain the German dinner out we planned will happen now (I suppose if the waitresses look like the one on their website I should be glad my sons didn't see that!).
So, we're just hanging around the house. I have tons of laundry to catch up on (is it ever really caught up?) and I have buttloads of ironing to do today. I have Karol: The Pope, The Man on DVD to watch while I iron, so it won't be so bad.
We had bad storms again last night but at least no tornadoes. The wind was crazy, however, and with our big trees in the yard I pretty much lay awake waiting for a tree to crash through the roof. Doug brought his cell phone upstairs and we heard the tone when he received a text weather alert. It's no fun being awakened in the middle of the night for any reason, but I'd rather wake up to a text alert than wake up to tornado sirens. Last night the text alert was for thunderstorm warnings, which came shortly after the wind started.
I'm working on the third part of the Spring Cleaning series and hopefully it will be up later. It takes almost as long to write as it does to actually do the cleaning, so guess whose house isn't clean yet? Yup. I think I'll call my friend Joanie over to help. ;-)
I've been thinking toward Divine Mercy Sunday, how 'bout you? It's almost as exciting as Easter, especially with the beatification of Pope John Paul II. Anyone planning to get up at 3 a.m. to watch the coverage? I saw a yummy recipe over at Catholic Cuisine and I think I know what we'll have for dessert Sunday -- Kremowka Papieska. By the way, did you know that Karol is actually Polish for Charles, so our beloved pope's name was Charles? Just in case you didn't know. ;-)
Speaking of getting up early for television coverage, are you planning to watch the royal wedding? I will not arise early, but I am anxious to see some of the footage. Truly I don't know why so many Americans are hating the royals these days. Many media folks are being very unkind about the British Royal family and I wonder when it became so acceptable to just be plain mean? When did the Royals ever hurt anyone?
Alright -- off my high horse and off to iron. Happy Easter Thursday (I can't believe it's already Thursday).