I am wondering... if this cold that Cecilia has will spread to all of us, or if it will stay nice and mild and then go away. I have been considering ordering some fermented cod liver oil this season, to give us all some extra vitamin A and D, which will hopefully be good for helping us fight the germs when we get them. Drinking raw ACV in the meantime!
|Chris says I look skinnier in the belly... so that's good!|
Updated to add some of our learning photos from the past week or so:
To live the liturgical year...today is the feast day of St. Charles Borromeo, patron of seminarians. It happens that this is also my seminarian brother's birthday! So we baked gingersnaps - a final cooking project for G week - and made little tags for them. Although they will obviously get them after the feast day, we boxed them up to send to Uncle Tim so he can share a treat with some of his fellow seminarians. We appreciate them in learning to give their lives to the Catholic Church as our future priests!!! So if you know a seminarian, thank him today!
We also celebrated the Feast of All Saints on Friday and are commemorating the month dedicated to All Souls.
|the combat boots, in style|
I am creating... deodorant. At least, I am planning to do so. I have the ingredients and am wanting to try a new recipe. To wear with my combat boots. "Cause I am apparently some sort of eclectic hippie type. ;)
I am also going to be making 36 ornaments - all the same one - for a Jesse Tree ornament swap!! A group of us is making 28 Jesse Tree ornaments plus the seven O Antiphons, and then once we mail ours to the mom who is generously coordinating the swap, she will sort them and mail us each back a complete set! Mine will all be O Key of David. I ordered the keys to use in constructing my ornament the day I signed up for the swap... yet, they have still not arrived. That's what I get for ordering cheap stuff from China, apparently. But the shipping was even free!!! They are supposedly arriving by Friday, which will give me enough time to make them and send them out one day next week. I am excited to make them and to see what everyone else comes up with, and it will be so nice to have a unique, handmade set!
Around the house... constant cleaning. I cleaned out all the kitchen cabinets and put down diatomaceous earth in an effort to kill bugs. So that's fun, with all the pots and pans and bowls living in the guest room for now. I still need to switch out the kids' summer clothes with their fall/winter clothes. As soon as I do so, temps here in Georgia will go back into the mid-80s, I am sure. And then I did this fun project: the license plate border in the sunroom!!
Wednesday evening, the girls have PSR class. Thursday is ballet class. Then on Friday afternoon, we are going to meet Chris's family at a stat park the next state over for the weekend. Looking forward to some nice fall weather there!!