Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Time for an update

I got mail that people were hoping I was OK and would say a prayer for me...thanks.

It's been stressful and busy around here. Tomorrow is a big day for me...would love a few prayers for it...that everything turns out OK.

And I did see a surgeon. I get surgery at the beginning of March. I'll be off work for 6 I''m looking forward to spending time at home with my dk's.

Today was Ash Wednesday. Went to Mass with the dk's school. It was very long. But I really enjoyed it. I was happy to be able to go and see the young grow in their faith.

And then I went to work. Everyone was hounding me about the dirt on my forehead...only a few understood the significance of it. I ended up finding an excellent article on the significance of the ashes on Moneybag's blog...knew I could count on him. I printed it out and gave it to the girls to read.

I am looking forward to this Lenten season...I need to make a few changes in my life and this is the perfect time to do them.

And for Lent...once again I am giving up swearing. Last year I didn't swear once. Which was a miracle. So far I said one swear word...I'll have to work harder on it. And I plan on pulling out my prayer book and praying more prayers and reading scripture more.

I love is a great time for self reflection,to improve ourselves and give thanks and praise to the Lord and of course for prayers, almsgiving and penance.

Monday, February 05, 2007


Aprons – Yes or No? If Yes, what does your favorite look like?

Baking – Favorite thing to bake
Cookies, pies, bread.

Clothesline – Yes or No?
YES! Although I do not hang towels or my jeans on it.

Donuts - have you ever made them?
Yes a few times.

Every day – One homemaking thing you do every day
Make the beds.

Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?

Garbage Disposal – Yes or No?

Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource?
Don't really have one

Ironing – Love it or hate it? Or hate it but love the results?
It's not too bad, especially if I can watch TV while I do it. I like to iron in batches instead of one item at a time.

Junk drawer – Yes or No? Where is it?
I have one in the kitchen in my microwave cupboard. Although it is neatly sorted with small containers.

Kitchen – Color and decorating scheme
Light green...sage I guess.

Love – What is your favorite part of homemaking?
Making my family happy

Mop – Yes or No?
Usually on my hands and knees.

Nylons – Wash by hand or in the washing machine?
In the washer, when I MUST wear them, but I dry them on the line.

Oven – Do you use the window or open the oven to check?
I usually open it up.

Pizza – What do you put on yours?
I don't like pizza

Quiet – What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
Computer all the way...lately alot of MSN.

Recipe card box – Yes or No? What does it look like?
I have this expensive large box with matching cards.

Style of house – What style is your house?
wartime house...way too small for 3 dk's and one crazy mom. lol

Tablecloths and napkins – Yes or No?

Under the kitchen sink – Organized or toxic wasteland?

Vacuum – How many times per week?
Rarely...have hard floors...tile etc.

Wash – How many loads of laundry do you do per week?
Probably at least a load daily.

X’s – Do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?

Yard – Yes or No? Who does what?
Unless I find someone new it will be my job. lol.

Zzz’s – What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
pick up the stray toys.