Thanking God for
::an impromptu Sunday dinner with friends
::a large root beer on the rocks from my soul sister
::the sacrament of confession (I cannot express to you how amazing and comforting this awesome sacrament is)
::Chris letting Lucy the dog sleep in a pet carrier in the laundry room because it’s cold
::daughters who make a pallet next to Lucy’s carrier so she won’t be lonely and bark
::chocolate chip oatmeal cookies
::making school schedules
::a grand plan for our Year of Faith at Suscipio
I am praying for consistency. I think consistent living is the hardest part of the spiritual life and parenting.
Monday–Chicken and Dumplings
Tuesday–Corn and Potato Chowder
Wednesday–Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet
Saturday–Crockpot Mexican Chicken
I need to order some candles for Candlemas Day.
a book on studying the Bible
Ephesians 4:25-32. Join us! It will be fun.
I am enjoying the wind chimes dancing on the front porch. Although I am not super excited about the cold front coming through providing the wind for the dance party out there. I hear the dishwasher, fireplace, and Leo breathing as he nurses.
Looking Forward to
Angela (who has lost 50 pounds…maybe more?? It seems like I read one time she had lost 65??) is preparing some posts for us on health, the Stewardship of Our Selves. I’m pretty sure these will post on Saturdays. I need to lose about 20 pounds–ten would put me at pre pregnancy weight, twenty would put me at “Smokin’ Hot.” Ha Ha, not really, I’m 41 with an amazing body that birthed seven children and has been nursing for 14 years. I think “Smokin’ Hot” would be an oxymoron in my case. (Full disclosure: I am writing this while eating some chips and drinking a Smirnoff Blueberry Lemonade. I need some serious will power and consistency.)