It's been a busy week all around, beginning with the oldest girl's seventh birthday party on Sunday. We had several of her friends and their families over for hot dogs, s'mores, cake and lots of play. I can't believe she's seven.
Somebody (probably "Not Me") had an accident in the powder room, it seeped under the toilet and the whole room smells. Ick!
I didn't get around to making lesson plans for this week and it is really showing. I've been fumbling around trying to figure out what we should be doing and this week has been kind of a wash. However, the birthday girl got sick to her stomach on Monday, kids went on a field trip to a play of Tom Sawyer on Tuesday, we went to the park on Wednesday, had a First Thursday Mass and home school group meeting, where I started feeling weird and went home to spend the rest of the day in bed. So today is the first normal day anyway -- though I still feel weird.
I can't decide if I'm sick or not. I don't have a fever, but I'm extremely tired and just strange feeling. I just want to crawl back in bed, but my children always seem to follow me and make lying in bed some what less than restful.
My outside laundry drying seems to be at an end for the season and I am surprised by how much I miss it. For two weeks it rained pretty much every day and when the sun finally cam back it was much cooler. I, rather excitedly hung clothes out to dry on the morning of that first sunny day. By evening, many of them were still damp. The sun's angle has changed quite a bit, and without the direct sunny and heat of summer, the clothes just aren't drying. So I suppose it's back to the dryer. However, I doubt I would have loved hanging the clothes out in the dead of winter anyway.
After hearing about them from several friends, I picked up one of the Mitford books the other day. I accidentally started with the second. I'm still undecided as to whether I loved it or not, but it was a nice, gentle read. Nothing too extraordinary and nothing dirty, but just a nice snippet of lives in a small town. I think I'll check out another next time I'm at the library.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Our Little Flowers and Blue Knights groups are making holy cards for each of the saints the kids study. On the front the kids are coloring a picture of the saint and on the back they glue a prayer or passage of scripture, and then we laminate them. We wanted to give them something to color so that they would be more involved in the process. I turned to my favorite source for beautiful saint coloring pages, but Charlotte does not have a drawing of every saint we need for the year. Since I can scribble a bit myself, I offered to draw coloring pages for our group and since I'm going to the trouble of making them, I figured I might as well put them out there for other people to use. I have discovered I am not good at fingers or eyes, but these have turned out ok. Check the side bar for those I've done so far. I'll be putting more up throughout the year as we study more saints in Little Flowers and Blue Knights.
More Quick Takes at Jen's.