Outside my window…Very gray and drizzly.
I am thinking. . . About Christmas. How sad I feel about it. It will be a subdued celebration this year as
we are still, as I told a
dear friend this weeken still very much a house in mourning.
I am thankful for. . . the two super moms who generously took over O
Night Divine for me this year.
I just did not have the heart for it.
From the schoolroom. . . It’s Advent school! Math, spelling and religion
remain and the rest is devoted to picture books, narrations and reading,
thinking of having the kids research the star of Bethlehem. Anyone ever done
this? Any ideas?
From the kitchen. . . Spaghetti and meatballs. We
have a hectic evening here and I need a dinner that can be easily heated. Kelli
is having her first confession late this afternoon Erin ahs flute lessons and
then Erin is playing the flute at the second night of our parish Advent
Mission. So David and I will be back and forth to church several times this
I am wearing. . . This is a first. Sweats and a big t-shirt. Not
because I am exercising but because I did not get to bed until after 4:00 am
when Dave took over teething Brendan duty so I could sleep for a couple of
hours until he left for work. I couldn’t
face a shower and all that yet. I need more coffee.
I am going. . . Church, flute, church,
I am reading. . . Nothing in particular. I’ve
been spending free time quilting lately.
I am hoping. . . That I can do some handmade Christmas gifts.
I am hearing. . . Nothing. Which is scary in a house full
Around the house. . . A fire in the fireplace, some
Advent things put out, slowly getting ready.
One of my favorite things. . . Christmas. Really. Even
this year. Nothing promises hope like a new baby and the newborn King promises
the ultimate in salvation. What else do we need? The miracle unfolding over the
next four weeks will lighten our burdens I’m sure.
A few plans for the rest of the week. . . Firm up plans for Advent
school. Sleep (please Brendan let mommy sleep). Enjoy.
Here is picture thought I am sharing. .
Jennifer Gregory Miller says
Mary Ellen, You are so much in my thoughts and prayers. Notice it takes 2 people to fill your shoes. I’m happy to help.
3 and 4 Am seems to be the time my teething baby finally sleeps well. There isn’t enough coffee some days…
You know many, many people who love you are praying you through these first holidays.
Mary Ellen, just was thinking about Ryan today and stopped by to see how you all are doing. You are in my prayers.
Good luck with the teething!
Just saw this on another blog http://love2learnmovieblog.blogspot.com/ http://www.bethlehemstar.net/
Unfortunately Netflix does not carry it yet, but it looks really good.
I just wanted to let you know that O Night Divine has been a fabulous resource for me getting my children involved in the Christmas season. Thank you for all the work you put into it! 🙂
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