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Simple Woman's Daybook - February 24, 2009



From the Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window...
It is sunny, but cold.

I am thinking...
About Ash Wednesday. Lent starts tomorrow. I am looking forward to it. Lent is my favorite Liturgical Season.

I am thankful for...
Everyone being healthy again. Also, the gift of blogging. I love reading other blogs and getting ideas on how to celebrate Lent with my family.

From the learning rooms...

Right now I am making my plans for Lent . . . I have an idea and will post pictures later this week.
We continue to read A Horse and His Boy (the Chronicles of Narnia).

J continues to impress me. I think we have hit some sort of milestone with him. He is doing more and more work on his own with little direction from me. I think it is good for both him and me. He is so capable and he gains more confidence when he does work on his own.

From the kitchen...
Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes!!! I love Shrove Tuesday. I am also pulling out my favorite Lenten recipes.

I am wearing...
Jeans, black sweater and black shirt.

I am creating...
Oh, boy . . . I am so excited. The design for my new blog is almost done. Once done, I will give a sneak peak and tell you what it is all about.

I am also knitting a new scarf. I love to knit, even though I really have no idea what I am doing. I am also going to make a sweater. I probably will not get it done until next winter, but I am looking forward to creating it.

I am going...
To knit while the boys are napping!!

I am reading...
I am still reading The Invisible Woman:When Only God Sees .

I am hoping...
For a good, prayerful Lent.

I am hearing...
Quiet!

Around the house...
A and K are napping and J is watching Space Buddies . . . it is his last chance to watch a movie (non educational video) before lent begins . . . he has given them up for Lent!

One of my favorite things...
Watching my kids . . . I love to stare at them. They are so beautiful and I feel so blessed to have them!!

A few plans for the rest of the week:
We are going to start our Lenten plans tomorrow. The boys and I will go to mass in the AM tomorrow and then start our Lenten prayers and sacrifices. Hubby and I will also take turns heading to our parish mission in the evening.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...


I love when he smiles!!!!

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