making: plans...for homeschooling, simplifying, photo shoots and everything in between
cooking: a meal for a friend who lost her grandfather. Included was this potato salad (usually I don't like potato salad).
drinking: water and black coffee. I'm boring. BUT! I want to try this.
reading: Simplicity Parenting.
wanting: to.be.more.patient.with.my.kids. It's been a rough week in that department.
looking: at these for Sophie's birthday.
playing: hungry hippos.
wasting: too many calories on a candy bar that was supposed to be for the kids. Oops.
sewing: nothing. Per usual.
wishing: I made more time for reading aloud. I aim to change that.
enjoying: the warmth that's made its way into our days!
liking: these educational DVDs.
wondering: if there's ever a time I won't be worrying about something about my kids.
hoping: Genevieve's cough finally subsides soon.
marveling: at how much we've been blessed. Always.
smelling: the cilantro still on my hands from that potato salad mentioned above.
needing: nothing really. And, trying to remind myself that most things I think are "needs" really arent.
wearing: skinnies, a chambray shirt and my chucks.
following: Father Riccardo, Father Michael Schmitz and Brooke Taylor with my latest podcast obsession.
noticing: that my days go much smoother when I make time to pray, even if it seems like I don't have time to. I'm a slow learner.
knowing: that in one month, I get to squeeze my sister and nephew's neck as they come for a visit!
thinking: about a podcast I just listened to of Father Riccardo's as he was giving a homily at his brother's funeral. He said so many beautiful things, but one that stuck, "What we do here on earth echoes in eternity." I must make it count.
bookmarking: always these devotions.
opening: a sweet letter from the priest who married us saying that he was hoping to visit this summer!
giggling: at John Paul again. The other morning I was hoping to see how many steps I could get in during one mile on a stationary bike. As I sat down, I realized the seat had been messed with, and I almost fell. I looked at him and asked, "Who did this???" His response: "Hey friends! The word of the day is...ANNNNGRY!"
feeling: sooo grateful for my lot in life...and praying that I act more grateful even on the tough days.