Right now: Â It is currently 4:18 pm. I am sitting in the living room, with my feet up on the coffee table. Benedict is playing next to me, Karol is having computer time and one of the girls is stirring from her nap. The windows are open and the breeze is blowing in. It is 82 and sunny. The smell of dinner is coming from the kitchen, cabbage, potatoes and smoked sausage.
This weekend...I did my usual Saturday morning errands. I took Karol with me this time. I picked up some fabric to make a cover for the couches as they are looking kinda rough. We ordered a steamVac and hope to get it this week and will clean the sofa and loveseat, then put the new covers on. I went to the local fabric store and found a nice fabric to use. Karol had a fun time pointing out all sorts of crazy fabrics. We to lunch, just the two of us, because he had been so very good all week, saying OK instead of fighting on things. After picking up produce, I was done and we came back home.
We had a birthday party that evening and had a good time. We met a few more families and talked with people. Our kids ran around, playing on the trampoline and being crazy as kids are supposed to be!
Sunday found us at Mass, of course. The Gospel struck me and the kids were actually so well behaved, I was able to hear the whole Homily!
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given you besides.
Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.
Sufficient for a day is its own evil.â€
I need that printed and taped to every surface of my house. With the price of gas going up, food prices are sure to go up too and that makes me nervous, but I must remember to trust in God, He will provide.
After Mass, we headed out to the house of some new friends. They treated us to a yummy lunch, then we went fishing in their pond. Margaret caught a fish, a 21 inch catfish. Now she walks around talking about what a good catcher she is! We had so much fun too. The kids keep asking to go back. We got back home and crashed for about an hour. Joshua then cleaned the fish while I talked with my long lost friend, Jaime, on the phone. It was a wonderful conversation, ah.
Oh and all weekend, I avoided the sorting of the too small kids clothes that needed to be done, so I did it this morning. Blah.
Some plans for this week: TonightÂ there is aÂ prolife rosary at the K of C hall and we are all going. Tomorrow I am watching Cassie’s son while she goes for an appointment. Saturday our other new friends will be coming over, so I need to get things cleaned up a bit. Oh, pollen season has hit here. There is a fine layer of green stuff all over everything, even inside the house, so I need to stay on top of that. Plus I need to sew together the fabric I bought for the couch covers.
If I find some time for myself, I want to: sew the couch covers!
Some prayer intentions for this week: For an increase in vocations to priesthood and religious life. For peace in Africa and the Middle East. For the soul of my friend’s aunt, who passed away this morning and for the Vincent family, that they find a buyer for their house and farm.
Something that makes me smile: Benedict.
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The Gospel struck me as well this weekend, and my kids were also behaving well enough for me to hear the homily – which had me in tears. It seems like I rarely get to pay attention to it at all, but I am so glad that I was able to do so this week.