Expressions from our Youngest

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Simple Woman's Daybook - May

I am participating in a Simple Woman's Daybook today - May 9, 2016:

Outside my is overcast and mild in Maryland.  At least it is not raining now.

I am thinking...that it is good that I planned my journal writing class out for next year's coop already.  We will be covering many virtues, such as:

Good decisions
Inviting others
Expressing sorrow
Encouraging others
Admitting mistakes
Gratitude (thankfulness)
Acknowledging Christ
Team work
Not attempting too much at one time (Avoid Vice called greed or selfishness)
Manners at table
Good friends
Diligent (steady, earnest, energetic application and effort)
Strength in weakness
Hard worker
Good listener
Commitment to serve others
Contentment with what one has (near Thanksgiving)
God’s love lasts forever (John 8:12 “Light of the world”) – near Christmas
Spreading the good news - (near Christmas)

I'm almost totally done planning.  I just have a few more things to do.  Then we will be able to enjoy the year a bit more, including the other coop we are in which will teach history, science, music/art, and writing.

I am thankful...that we had our last coop of the year and the dance and movement class went very well.  All the kindergarteners loved it.  On the last day I used the parachute and we pretended to wash everyone in the 'washing machine.'  The kids loved it.

In the kitchen...We are having pizza tonight because my hubby has a scout meeting.

I am wearing...a blue warm up suit.

I am creating...I traveled to my mother's house in West Virginia to show her how to make a scrapbooking album of some very old pictures.  We went out to lunch at Maria's Garden.  It is such a nice place as it has many beautiful statues that honor Mary.  If your ever in West Virginia, look them up...or better yet...stay there because they are a bed and breakfast.
I am looking forward to...Swim Team starting up this year.  Both of my daughters will be lifeguards and my oldest daughter is an assistant coach for the team.

I am hearing... it is pretty quite right now.  Our dog is playing with a squeaky toy.

Around the house...I have been trying to declutter a bit and organize.  I can do this work best when I can open the windows and get some fresh air cirulating in the house.  When it rains, I am not as motivated for this.

I am praying...for my good friend today as she is having a bilateral mastectomy.  On Saturday, my parish was supposed to dedicate Mass to her but they never said her name at the Mass.  The staff at my parish, along with most of the priests, have always had problems.  They have always been lacking in customer service.

One of my favorite things...was Mother's Day because it seems to have been raining for two weeks straight or so here in Maryland.  On Mother's Day it was beautiful and hubby and I were able to go on our walk together.  I read Mother Angelica's book in the back yard for a couple hours and we ate dinner on the back deck (there are no mosquitoes yet).  We had dessert for a celebration and I received some beautiful cards from the family.  It was extra special when we said the family rosary together.  Three out of the five kiddos were able to be home.

A few plans for the rest of the to try and finish or add more to "sharing my story" section in our bible group.  I have the first half of my life done.  Now I need to complete the second half of my life.

Here is a recent picture of  me on a walk on Mother's Day:

1 comment:

  1. Praying for your friend! Have a great week!