Little notes written to remember each precious day...
Today we are at home, which is always my favorite way to spend the day. I am reading Great Expectations aloud to the children. I cannot say enough about this book! I love Charles Dickens, although a tad melancholy. Can one be just a tad melancholy? Anyway, I am reading this book with a new set of eyes. When I read a couple of his books a couple years ago, I did not pick up on the themes as I am now. He really was a brilliant writer.
I made a list in my paper journal of things that I was grateful for today:
- A day at home
- A happy, healthily family
- Our sweet, entertaining kitty
- Helpful teenagers
- Old songs that help me remember special times long ago
I told the youngest two that if they kept their rooms tidy over the weekend, which is hard for them, that I'd invited their friends over to play today. Thankfully, the friends were able to come. We baked them brownies, too. This was also the first day of sunshine in quite a few days. I so love sunshine. I depend on it!
Unfortunately, Trevor started having cold symptoms in the evening. I started pumping him full of vitamin C.
Trevor and Ryan are both sick with mild colds. Trevor spent the day on the couch. Ryan was able to do his school work, but decided to stay home from his small group tonight. I took Grace to art class, met with a friend during class, and then Grace and I picked up some cold medicine and cough drops on the way home. Otherwise, the day was lovely and sunny, again.
Tonight was the AWANA Christmas party. We had a great quantity of food, song, and still had time to work on our memory verses.
The boys seemed better today. They both did their work and both went to their regular evening activities. Trevor had choir rehearsal along with Karate for both boys. Grace stayed home with me and we indulged in a little Charles Dickens on TV. We started the 6 hour movie, Little Dorrit. I also made a batch of peanut butter cookies with those chocolate candies on top. I made some to give away and a little for us to eat tomorrow when we watch another Christmas movie.
|Ryan cleaned his room!|
I woke with a renewed interest in our lessons and helped the kids to finish the week strong despite their infirmities. We did a little tidy up of the house as well. And then, we learned of the terrible tragedy in Connecticut and I sort of lost my steam. There is nothing anyone can say that can make any sense of that situation, so I just pray and pray and pray.
We did watch It's A Wonderful Life after dinner. I am thankful for my life and these beautiful children entrusted to me.
Thankfully, today, Saturday is a quieter day. Jeff and I did a little shopping in the morning and are working on little projects around the house now. Tomorrow is a big day for Trevor. He and Jeff have to be at church at 6:30 in the morning , as Trevor's choir sings in all three services. If the weather improves, as it is now cloudy and rainy, Jeff and I may try to play a round of disc golf in the afternoon. He got a new bag to carry his discs in and he is eager to try it out.
Have a wonderful weekend.