Moments of Gratitude
::three day weekend with Chris (Do you know that every time I type ‘Chris’ it ends up ‘Christ’ until I go back and delete a letter?)
::daughters who can bake up something yummy
::squishy babies who smile big
::first week of school under our belt
::air conditioning (because it’s 100+…again)
::New Pens in 12 different colors (These pens write so smooth. These are what I used in my prayer/Scripture journal.)
Beauty in the Ordinary
Our children have assigned chores that rotate on a monthly basis; the new, improved, chore chart made its debut on the first! We’ll see how this works this month. We make adjustments based on need–younger kids ‘need’ more chores, older kids ‘need’ different chores. I pray my children grow up knowing they are a huge contribution to our family and the things we have and enjoy are in part because of them.
From the Kitchen
I asked Chris if we could grocery shop for the month. He said no. He is very wise and knows me well. I have this great plan on paper–I always do–but in reality, they never look as great in real life as they did on paper (with color coded pens).
I do think we’re going to bake up some muffins to freeze along with our pancakes and waffles. It is so much easier to pop (homemade) pancakes and waffles in the toaster, than to start from scratch every morning to be ready in time for 7am breakfast. Same with having a breakfast casserole already made ahead to pop in the oven; the morning just gets off to a better and quicker start.
::I am praying for you all, recommending you to the care of Our Lady of Sorrows.
::I’m praying for continued discernment for all these plans rolling around in my head
“To love God and not to revere the priest…this is not possible.”
(#74 The Way)
“Like the good sons of Noah, cover the weaknesses you may see in your father, the priest, with a cloak of charity.”
(#75 The Way)
I realized it may seem like I read alot. So in the interest of keepin’ it real, let’s go back through past CWA’s and see where I stand on books listed:
My Bible –daily
Imitation of Christ –we will be reading it together in September and possibly October here at Suscipio. (I don’t want to rush through it.)
The Way, Furrow and The Forge –small bite daily
We and Our Children –haven’t finished
Splendor in the Ordinary–haven’t finished
My Ideal–finished (because I was reading it to the children each morning).
Jesus Our Eucharistic Love–haven’t finished and actually put back on the shelf…I’m sure it’s me and not the book
The Art of Catholic Mothering–haven’t finished, put it back on the shelf
Parenting Teens with Love and Logic–had to take back to the library before I could finish it, honestly don’t remember a word form the book and haven’t bothered to recheck it.
The Power of a Woman’s Words–haven’t finished
Making a ‘visit’ to a local church
Jump in and share your almanac, journal or daybook. Link up or share in the comments. And then go visit each other.