Catholic Woman’s Almanac is a way to keep track of where I am, have been and plan to be. What did a typical week look like, if there is such a thing? The meals I ate, the sounds I heard and the books I had the best intentions of reading, these all make up who I am, what I do, who I love and serve and I want to look back and see how they fell into place, week after week. Join me! Link up or leave you own Catholic Woman’s Almanac in the comments.
Thanking God for
::His awesome care. He knew how broken our hearts would feel after our terrible Thursday. I asked our vet for a dog recommendation to be around my children and the alpacas. Hands down he recommended a Great Pyrenees. I made two calls on Friday asking my friend and my sister to put out some feelers for Pyrenees puppy. My sister recommended a family she goes to church with who we know as well to see where they had purchased their Great Pyrenees dogs. Are you ready? Their dog had puppies 7 weeks ago! They were keeping two, giving two to her sister and had one female left to sell. We wanted a female puppy! We are supposed to pick her up today!!
::friends who pray when they don’t know for what, but hold me up anyway
::daughter who whips up Pumpkin Pies for her beloved daddy
::Pot Roast for Sunday dinner
::the kids sitting with grandpa at mass
::confession offered during mass
::ice cream at grandpa’s after mass
::freezing rain that passed quickly
I have some quiet prayers close to my heart, some are old and some new. Some don’t even have words to them yet, but God knows the deep, deep stirrings of my heart.
Chris and I had our first Indian Taco a couple of weeks ago. They were so yummy! I am going to try to make them at home sometime this week. Since it’s cold, of course we’re going to have Frito Chili Pie. Baked chicken is on the menu and left over Pot Roast.
Father will come give our home its annual Epiphany Blessing this week and Candlemas Day is coming up soon…get your candles blessed. And then the Feast of St Blaise…get your throats blessed!
Pandora on my computer and Chris breathing through the baby monitor (I’m staying up late to get this posted).
Around the House
I am determined! I have started walking through rooms, spiral notebook in hand, deciding what needs to be done in each and every room of our home. I told you I was ready for 40 Bags in 40 Days.
Old worn out lounge pants. I think I bought these at Target after my 5th baby because she was born in winter and nothing fit. The top is all frayed and they look kind of ratty, but they are sooo comfortable. I threw out a pair of pajama pants today that were super comfy. Chris hated them–couldn’t stand them. They were pretty bad, not ratty, just a very loose and baggy fit–I think he and I and maybe a couple of kids could have fit in them. It was a hard parting, but I did it for him. An old faded flannel pajama top and red and white slippers round out my lovely ensemble.
Wandering Around the Web
Bill Paying Organization
Altar Server Practice