Monday, October 18, 2010

Beautiful Weekend

I'd like to say that I spent a lot of time outside in the gorgeous weather, but I really didn't.  Part of what made the weekend great was starting bright and early Saturday morning with Confession.

Thank you, God, for this wonderful sacrament!

We followed up with the traditional Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  Following Pavlov's theory, we want the kids to like going to confession!  I think I'm hooked on the sour cream doughnuts that I've just discovered recently.  We'll have to start going to confession weekly!

Then we spent a few hours cleaning house before we had to start dropping kids off at various places or going to different events.  Eventually, we got rid of all the kids before dinner and we had the house to ourselves!  Weird experience, that.  So we ate and went to Casino Night at the church.

Okay, so as I gave you the nitty-gritty on this weekend and it suddenly occurred to me that it was a very mundane weekend, with the exception of all the kids being gone Saturday night.  Having the house clean all day Saturday, having had more energy than usual with which to clean it, and having a date with my husband probably had something to do with the beautiful weekend.

Sunday morning, as I was kneeling at Mass, watching my boys serve at the altar, I was filled with gratitude for my blessings.  My wonderful children who are growing up way too fast.  My hard-working, sweet husband.  It was beautiful.

Last evening was another matter, however.  Everyone was home; the house was messy again; homework needed to be done; children were tired and cranky, although not sleepy, they said; there was an episode of biting (I thought we had outgrown that!) and its ensuing punishment, and Mom was definitely ready to have them in bed so she could go herself.

It was a beautiful weekend because I am blessed.  But it's also a Life, and that's a bit messy at times!

How was your weekend?  Exciting?  Busy?  Mundane?

1 comment:

  1. The last week's been full of sick kids, sick mommie, now a sick daddy....but always blessed. always


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