Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Monday, February 06, 2012


Outside my window...
...a cold, sunny day. Not a cloud in the sky. It's one of those days that deceives you into thinking it's springy. But I can still see the frost on the grass (I started this early and finished mid-afternoon).

I am thinking...

...about living one day at a time. I borrow trouble all the time, to use a phrase my mom used to use about worrying ahead of time -- about things that haven't happened yet. I am trying to worry less, which means not thinking ahead so much.

"Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:6-7

I am thankful for....

...friends, in real life and online

...time to enjoy life


...good priests

...hot, black coffee (always)

From the lesson plans...

...buckling down, though,so far, not a good start to the week

...more of the timer, it seems to be the only motivator for my procrastinator

...renewed interest in science and nature due to this fun "toy" (H/T/ to Jen at Wilflowers and Marbles) we got out a basket and Faith has filled it with leaves and pinecones and other fun things to examine

...possibly Jennie's Young Writing Club (I have to speak to my student)

From the kitchen...

...egg salad on rye for lunch, leftovers from last night's feast for dinner. We had enough food for 20 more people. Where were you? I made a chocolate cheesecake cheeseball I think we'll enjoy at tea time.

I am wearing...

...Khaki trousers, a brown turtleneck, brown clogs and "chains"

I am creating...

...a blue, green and brown quilt -- cute colors

casting on some leg warmers for Faith's birthday

I am reading...

...I haven't picked up a book in five days; there are too many busy things to do.

I am hoping...

...to get all the laundry carried downstairs, washed, dried, folded, carried upstairs and put away. It's a big job. Monday is always a bog laundry day, and I am glad I don't have to cook dinner.

...clean off the dining room table and the living room table. The dining room has been taken over by Noah's school books, and the living room table by rosary supplies. I need clean surfaces.

I am hearing...

...Faith drumming on the table while she reads science. She has a sitting still problem, as did all the boys. Sigh. Not a sitting-still-kinda-girl.

(and smelling Joshua's just-popped-popcorn)

Around the house...

...just staying on top of clutter and dust

...laundry catchup

I am going...

...to a knitting date with a girlfriend this evening

I am praying for...

...my children, and my husband.

...two soldiers just deployed, both to Afghanistan

...our priests and all religious

...all of the babies whose mothers are contemplating abortion this week

Plans for the rest of the week...

...school and home -- my vocation

...planning some Valentine's Day treats and surprises

...a birthday trip for my girl

A picture thought...

Swinging and swaying during English. She rarely sits. How can one child make such a mess?


  1. Love the picture thought--if Little Brother were homeschooled he'd be singing and swaying right along with her. The kid is always blurry in pictures because he never stops moving! (I have always maintained that if I had him in a public school he'd have been referred for ADHD evaluation long ago.)

  2. Love that bible verse, it's one of my very favorites, I refer to it often! Monday is my big laundry day too, it always feels good to have this day done with laundry wise. Enjoy your night of knitting!


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