This is my own Cajun Cottage version of the Simple Woman's Daybook
Outside my Window...my girls' little cajun cottage under the solemn oak trees. I think they need to hire a maid and a gardener.
I am thinking. . . do I really want to go to Blue Bayou Waterpark tomorrow? Not really. Perhaps it'll rain.
I am thankful for. . .a husband who, on his day off, brings the computer to co-op and sets it up just so everyone can see our daughter's Louisiana History video presentation (which we were never able to transfer onto our laptops).
From the schoolroom. . .we were going to wrap up the school year this week and finish it all by Friday. Looking at my "few plans for the rest of the week", this will prove to be a miracle if it happens. Woe is me!
From the kitchen. . . shrimp fettucini, buttered corn, Texas toast, garden-fresh cucumbers/squash for 11 people. It's a lesson in portion-control for the four teenagers involved.
Dessert: Chocolate cake that Annie won in the Family Reunion Cake Walk
I am wearing. . . white T-shirt w/ floral print & blue jeans
I am creating... a Louisiana Passport site.
I am going. . .to Adoration.
I am reading. . .lots of Great Depression picture books with my children. Check the left-hand sidebar for the listings.
I am hoping. . .the Bishop is able to help our Catholic hs group find a permanent facility to use for co-op next year.
I am hearing. . . I have seven children running around my house, eating in my kitchen, and film-making outside. Need I say more?
I am praying...for Colleen and her new baby
...for Marilyn and her new baby
They will share a very special day tomorrow.
Observing the Liturgical Calendar... May is all about Mary. Plans are for:
I plan to share pictures. Soon.
I plan to share pictures. Soon.
Around the house. . . I'm too tired to look. One day it's clean. Another day it's cluttered. Let me just say...'tis lived in.*
* This has not changed since last week's daybook or the week before that or the week before that.
I really thought after April things would slow down. They haven't. If anything life has gotten busier. Yesterday I added five more things in my planner.
I have to remember what a good friend told me one day at co-op:
"We pick our own stresses in life."
I have to look at each "stress" I write in my planner (no one is forcing my hand) and count them all as blessings. It's a life full of planning and preparing, giving and receiving, loving and living, pruning and growing, learning and embracing.
It's all good! It's a marvelous thing called life!
One of my favorite things. . . full schedules and unfull schedules.
A few plans for the rest of the week. . .
Monday: Last day of co-op for junior/senior high classes
Tuesday: Blue Bayou waterpark w/ 4-H (incase of rain we'll just head to the movies)
Wednesday: Marian Tea Party hosted by my good friend Grace
Wednesday night: Mother's meeting to discuss elementary co-op plans for 2009-2010 school year
Thursday: Keeper's Club Awards
Friday: Roller Skating & Library Summer Kick-off
Saturday: Kayleigh's birthday!!!
Sunday: BBQ and pool party for friend's son's Confirmation
(baseball games and dance thrown in for good measure)
Here is picture thought I am sharing...
Summer! It's just around the corner!