May 9th, 2010

Mother’s Day Daybook

Outside my window … Cold but clear. I love that my crabapple tree in the front yard is in gloriously full, fragrant, pink blossom bloom these days (see header photo). The boys tell me they saw snow early this morning, but I was still in bed. So it is my option to disbelieve what I have been told. ** La, la, la … I can’t hear you!! **

I am

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April 30th, 2010

Ready for a Weekend Daybook

Outside my window … Well, it’s been snowing (I am not kidding!) on and off for the past couple of days, but the weatherman assures me we’ll have beautiful, warmer, more seasonally appropriate days for the weekend. I’ll take that.

I am thinking … that I should mop more often. When I wake up to clean floors, I’m pretty sure nothing can possibly go wrong in my day … right?

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March 22nd, 2010

Approaching End of Lent Daybook

Outside my window … back to cold and rainy. The several days’ preview of May-like temperatures were welcome … and temporary. We have no snow on the ground, though, which is a rather amazing thing for NH this time of year. I’ll take it.

I am thinking … that it’s awfully hard to stay on track with Lenten resolutions right about now. It’s tempting to fast-forward to Easter, but we’re

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March 7th, 2010

Feels Like Spring Daybook

Outside my window … it was a glorious spring Sunday. We spent 95% of it outdoors. And the other 5% sweeping floors.

I am thinking … exhausted kids are good kids. Thank you, front yard mud pie factory.

I am thankful for … a husband who forces me to put work aside and have some good old fashioned fun. Often.

I am hoping … to make the family Rosary

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February 1st, 2010

February! Daybook

Outside my window … it’s about 20 degrees. It’s warm again! We’ll definitely have mandatory outdoor recess today.

I am thinking … of ways to combat the February BLAHs. Important warning to all mothers: Make no major decisions during the month of February. You are not in your right mind, I tell you! Blog posts forthcoming!

I am thankful for … my faithful old van. She started beautifully for

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January 2nd, 2010

Welcome to 2010 Daybook

Outside my window … More snow. A new blanket of white — a fresh clean start to a fresh clean year.

I am thinking … that I love the holiday season, but I love ordinary time too.

I am thankful for … the love and fun and support of my family. I am blessed with an abundance of grace and love.

I am hoping … to get caught up

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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

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November 30th, 2009

Heading Into Advent Daybook

Outside my window … Bright, sunny, and COLD. The menfolk have been busy, though, and there are tall, neat stacks of wood out there too.

I am thinking … that it matters what we allow ourselves to think. If we let ourselves mope, complain, judge or criticize — even if only in our own heads — that attitude translates into our words and actions. Even if we don’t mean for

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