Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My First Daybook!

A little something new today!  It's so busy around here, and I can't grab hold of any of my scattered thoughts to try to write a blog post on one subject, so I thought it would be nice to let someone else guide me.  I enjoy others' daybooks, so we'll give this a shot....

Outside my window...Every morning it's the same thing...a husband and wife cardinal singing to greet the dawn, followed by the big yellow schoolbus turning around in my cul-de-sac with annoying beeping signaling that she is in reverse.  Query:  why can't she just drive around the circle instead of backing up?  I know the circle is big enough.

I am thinking...all the things on my to-do list for the next 3 days for LP's First Holy Communion on Saturday and of Jen's post today with this quote from St. Francis de Sales:

Soon we shall be in eternity and then we shall see how insignificant our worldly preoccupations were and how little it mattered whether some things got done or not; however, right now we rush about as if they were all-important. When we were little children how eagerly we used to gather pieces of broken tile, little sticks, and mud with which to build houses and other tiny buildings, and if someone knocked them over, how heartbroken we were and how we cried! But now we understand that these things really didn't amount to much. One day it will be like this for us in heaven when we shall see that some of the things we clung to on earth were only childish attachments.

I'm not suggesting that we shouldn't care about these little games and trifling details of life, for God wants us to practice on them in this world; but I would like to see us not so strained and frantic in our concern about them. Let's play our childish games since we are children; but at the same time, let's not take them too seriously. And if someone wrecks our little houses or projects, let's not get too upset, because when night falls and we have to go indoors -- I'm speaking of our death -- all those little houses will be useless; we shall have to go into our Father's house. Do faithfully all the things you have to do, but be aware that what matters most is your salvation and the fulfillment of that salvation through true devotion.
It's a huge list and it doesn't even include our daily activities and schooling.  There don't seem to be enough hours in the day!  I do know, though, that I'll get done the essentials, and somehow her First Communion will come and go whether I get to every detail or not.

I am thankful for...contract lawyers.

From the learning rooms...We're wrapping up subjects one by one.  I love that end-of-year feeling!  We've been enjoying The Journey North even though we're only doing it sort of halfway.  It's been a fun addition to our lessons.

From the kitchen...Oh, there will be a lot of cooking in the next couple of days. 

I am jammies with my favorite UVA zip hoodie and my mom's fuzzy socks.

I am creating...plans for our American Heritage Girls banquet next month.  We've got a neat crossover ceremony planned!

I am going...Shopping, shopping, shopping.  Lots of little things to pick up here and there.  I have to figure out the best time and route to take to get all these things done.  I'm also going to the library during piano lessons today.

I am reading...All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg.  My 16 yo recommended it, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit.  He writes very vividly about his growing up in poverty-stricken Alabama.

I am hoping...that I don't have a meltdown this week!

I am hearing...All kinds of interesting noises from the dozing children in the chairs behind me.  I think they got up too early!

Around the house...Messes, everywhere.  Little fires that need to be put out.  Especially the giant conflagration of AHG materials that arrived this week from the soon-to-be ex-Troop Coordinator.  I don't know where I'm going to put all this stuff.  Even though my room has the most space, I hate feeling like I sleep in the attic!

One of my favorite things...Blue skies and puffy clouds.

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Oh, I think I covered that already!  ;-)

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...Hmmmm, I'm not going to be sharing a picture thought right now because Blogger has changed the system and I can't add photos from my iphoto.  They have to be from a picasa album.  I wish they'd tell me before they do these things. 

You can find other Daybooks here.


  1. Thank you for the quote from St. Francis. Much, much needed here. I will still clean out the pantry today, but I no longer feel the need to catch up on ironing before First Holy Communion (why do I do this stuff to myself anyway?).

    I added photos yesterday from iPhoto -- maybe you need a newer version?

  2. I envy you your cardinals, we don't have them where I live.

    I don't envy you the school bus, we used to live on a street that fed into a school, we'd have 10 big buses roar through twice a day. No beeping, thank goodness, but they had squealing brakes as they came to the stop sign..

    I have iphoto and post photos to blogger, I have always dragged my photos to my desktop screen and then just uploaded them from there, just easier somehow, you might try that...

    much grace and peace to you this week,

  3. blogger and I are having a showdown tomorrow at 10am. ONLY ONE will be left standing.


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