December 8th, 2009

Immaculate Conception Daybook

Happy Feast Day!

Outside my window … SNOW! Only about 3 inches. Dan is already complaining and I am trying to hide the fact that I like it.

I am thinking … that I cannot do everything. I cannot have a clean house and shop for gifts and make regular meals for 10 people and keep up with laundry and do Advent baking and … and … and … all the rest of it. I need to be okay with leaving some things undone each day.

I am thankful for … my Keurig coffee maker. The level of attachment I have to this object borders on sin.

I am reading … hmmm … the articles I have been editing? That’s about it these days.

I am hoping … to complete my book project with Elizabeth within the week. We are putting the final pieces together, but with Advent and our combined households of 21 people, it has become increasingly difficult for the two of us to find uninterrupted time to talk and write. We’re almost there, though, and I cannot wait to share this book with you all in the spring!

On my mind … This week’s Faith & Family Days. Are you participating? It’s easy to do and there are some great prizes to win. Check out today’s giveaway, for example.

Noticing that … as we switch over to “indoor” play for the better part of the day, my nerves fray easily. Time to get creative in thinking up new ways of playing inside, burning off excess energy (especially the boys), and making sure we get outdoors for at least an hour each day.

A few plans for the week … Mass at noon today. And Dan is going to be home for the next few weeks. This is going to affect our daily routines this Advent — I’m hoping in a good way!

From the kitchen … freshly baked gingerbread babies, thanks to a sweet gift from a friend.

Around the house … just trying to keep my head above water these days, but some things are sliding. If the laundry is washed, dried, folded, and put away by the end of each day, I figure I’m doing alright.

One of my favorite things … the sound of Gabby belting out Show Me the Way by Sarah Bauer. Grandpa gave us an old guitar he found in his basement, and it has been inspiring all kinds of amateur musicians around here.

A picture I am sharing …

Here it is.

It’s been a long road getting here, but the Christmas issue of Faith & Family is now available.

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(Lots more Simple Woman’s Daybooks here!)

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