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(1 Jn 4:16)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring Day Daybook

Outside my window
We had a beautiful winter and spring has been lovely, so far, too. We've had a few rainy days here and there, but for the most part our afternoons have been clear and sunny. The children have been taking advantage of the weather, running outside to play as soon as they are finished with their lessons for the day.

I am wearing
a red shirt, a black skirt, and my Opal Maltese flexi clip. The clip is March's flexi of the month, and it is one of my favorites. The history behind the Maltese Cross can be found here and here.

In the kitchen
We will be making Kimberlee's delicious spinach lasagna again for dinner tonight. It is a favorite in our house. Last time, we added a few sliced carrots to the recipe. We might do the same today.

I am hearing
a shower running, children pouring breakfast, and more.

We are praying for
my dad. My youngest sister just returned from visiting him. He returned from the hospital with new/additional medicines to take a couple of days prior to her arrival. My sister called last night and shared that the medicines are definitely working. She said that the improvement from when she arrived to when she left was amazing. Please keep my dad in your prayers.

We are learning
The children are working hard on trying to finish their lessons each day, and the younger ones are motivated by being able to play outside when they are finished. Some subjects are close to being completed for the year.

Our two oldest girls are taking driver's ed at the local high school. They have been learning to drive in our jolly green giant (a.k.a. our big van). My husband and I have been busy trying to find something smaller for them to drive. In the process, we are learning how to avoid car-selling scams when looking for a used car. If you live locally and know of a reliable, inexpensive, used car, please let us know. 

I am reading
The School of Jesus Crucified: The Lessons of Calvary in Daily Catholic Life by Fr. Ignatius of the Side of Jesus, Passionist. The daily meditations are perfect for Lent.

We are listening to
various sermons on Romans 10:17 - Faith Comes by Hearing.

It's hard to believe
that our little boy is already 1.

As usual, I have been keeping my eyes open for birthday and Christmas presents for my children. Shopping for presents year round keeps gift giving stress free for me. I was happy to find this set for 20% off. Our youngest daughter enjoys playing with her Calico Critters and should be thrilled to get these. I know that her brothers and sisters think that it is really cute.

Plans for the weekend
My husband and I might be looking at a used car or two. Theresa will continue to make pysanky for her friends. The children are hoping to make Easter cookies to give to friends. I need to make sure that everyone has clean, pressed clothes to wear during Holy Week, for the Easter Vigil, and Easter morning Masses. Thankfully, our parish will have Solemn High Masses all week long.


  1. Anonymous9:11 AM

    So happy to hear of this good news about your Father. He looks great in this picture.

    1. Thank you, Elena. Please continue to keep my dad in your prayers. He is not doing as well as he was when my sister left. May God bless you and your beautiful family!


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