Sunday, July 19, 2009

Daybook for July 19, 2009

Outside my window... our slicing tomatoes are getting redder and redder! We picked the first few off the plants today.

I am thinking... about doing a post on how attachment parenting doesn't have to mean "child-centered" parenting. Did I write this before? I am feeling some deja vu...

I am thankful... for a love of baking plus access to whole-grain, all-natural recipes.

Learning at home... Caroline is changing the vestments on our dowel rod priest each day, learning about the liturgical colors and all the different vestments worn by the priest.

From the kitchen... I actually updated the weekly menu in the sidebar! Also, I will be doing some baking for a Farmers' Market event on Friday.

I am reading... Caritas in Veritate by Pope Benedict XVI. Also Family Foundations magazine (Catholic NFP magazine put out by Couple to Couple League).

To live the liturgy... we'll be making a St. James cake on Saturday (because I have ground almonds from TJs that I need to use!). Next Sunday the 26th is St. Anne's feast day (Caroline's nameday) and we will be celebrating it by displaying St. Anne holy cards, decorating the table in St. Anne's colors, and... anyone have any food ideas???

I am creating... a display poster for our La Leche League group to use at various events, and holy card display holders. I will post details after I get them done... I actually came up with the idea myself rather than "borrowing" it from one of the ingenious Catholic mom blogs like I usually do... which is why it is such a very simple idea! ;)

Around the house... more oragnizing of the brochure collection, I hope. I didn't realize how many shoeboxes-full I had! Anyone want travel info from the 1990s on FL, GA, TN, AL, NC, SC, CA, AZ, VA, Washington DC, or Italy? ..... Okay, I am keeping the Italy stuff!

I am hearing... Cecilia shifting in her sleep over the baby monitor.

One of my favorite things... relaxing with a book and a cup of tea.

A few plans for the rest of the week... Creative Discovery Museum daytrip with a couple friends on Thursday, then a farmers' market at a local college where our La Leche League group will set up a table to sell handmade items, baked goods, and advertise about our group! Then Caroline's nameday celebration on Sunday, and a farewell reception after Mass for our seminarian.

A picture thought I am sharing...

Caroline with one of her favorite people... she will be so sad to see him go at the end of the month! He's going to make a great priest in a few years!


Maureen said...

What is his name and where is he going?

Erin said...

His name is Mike Revak - he is going back to the seminary where he has a few more years until he finishes up. He's been assigned to our parish for the past year.

Maureen said...

Cool! It is so cute that Caroline is fascinated by might have a little nun on your hands :) God Bless!

Jessica said...

I forgot to mention it in my Daybook post, but I am planning on making Creme Sainte-Anne (St. Anne's Cream) from Cooking with the Saints, next Sunday for the feast of St. Anne. I am hoping to post the recipe on Catholic Cuisine in the next couple days.

I really enjoyed reading your daybook! =)