On Monday, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, I am…
Gardening and chickens and knitting and soap making are filling my thoughts. It’s time to start some seeds indoors, which we have never done. But first, I need to finish up the plans for the what gets planted where.
I want a couple of book recommendations. Has anyone read and which do you recommend?
I know, I appear to be on a Carmelite kick.
We become “addicted to the drama of the resentment.”
I read this over at Shirt of Flame blog. I was browsing Amazon for some Carmelite books and you know how one click leads to another? Well a click about St Therese led me to Shirt of Flame: A Year with St. Therese of Lisieux. I followed her link over to her blog. I don’t know if her blog is really a place I would hang out. It’s kind of like meeting a friend of a friend that you really don’t have much in common with except for the mutual friendship, in our case, St Therese. Anyway. That quote is really rolling around my head in light of another awesome confession. It’s not that I’m awesome in the confessional, quite the contrary I assure you. It’s that God is so awesome in the sacrament.
I now officially have two teenagers in my home. I know I have alot to learn.
I am in the process of a mass recipe declutter and organize. Thankfully this coincides with Lent; easier meal planning and a clean out in the kitchen of old cookbooks no longer used, recipes written here and there, and reprints of recipes because we couldn’t find the original.
I have been looking into natural, homemade, cleaning products. I am also trying to work on my patience when children do not do as told when it comes to chores. If I remain patient, I can teach them and give a just punishment for laziness. If I do not keep my patience, I just end up yelling and they don’t listen ot learn.
I am creating a family recipe binder.
I want to create something knitted.
I want to create some sewn grocery bags.
I want to create some homemade soap because my children have extremely dry skin every time they use store bought.
Prayer of thanksgiving as my daughter and I celebrate our Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. This will be my 11 anniversary and her 4th.
February plans swirling around in my head. It makes me feel busy.
Leo’s first little hair cut.
Join us each Monday as we put our days into words and pictures. These daily plans, photos and thoughts are the “little things” that may not make it to the calendar, or the scrap book. Yet they are a much a part of us as any “official” recordings. I know it will be fun to look back and see what I was doing, hoping and praying this 11th of February 2013.