Outside my window…it is beautiful and sunny, although terribly hot. Forecast is calling for rain, but I don’t see a single gray cloud.
I am thankful…for sign language. Andrew communicates so well with those little hands.
I am thinking…just when I think I’m back into the swing of blogging, I regress. Someday I will be consistent. This is not someday and I think someday may be far, far away.
From the learning rooms…today was the official first day of our new year…before I even saw Joseph this morning, I could hear him, “Yea! It’s the first day of school!” We’ve been schooling lightly all summer so it wasn’t a very dramatic change, but we did start all of our new curriculum and I promise to post our plan very soon.
In the kitchen…lots and lots of fresh berries.
I am wearing…a white skirt and a striped tank top. Mom asked me last night if I was going to wear a skirt for our first day of school and I said, “Enh, I don’t know.” Mom replied, “Well you should.” Well, Mom, I did. Mostly because you said so.
I am creating…plans for this next school year. Always planning, but I’ve learned that I’m happier this way than trying to fit in a box.
I am reading…Charlotte Mason’s original works.
I am listening…to Andrew blow raspberries as he takes down every. book. from. my. shelf. AGAIN.
I am wondering…who was really having more fun here?
I am praying…Stay with me Lord by Padre Pio:
Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You.
Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need Your strength, that I may not fall so often.
Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life, and without You, I am without fervor.
Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light, and without You, I am in darkness.
Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.
Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice and follow You.
Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You very much, and always be in Your company.
Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You.
Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is, I want it to be a place of consolation for You, a nest of love.
Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes; death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need You. It is getting late and death approaches, I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows.
O how I need You, my Jesus, in this night of exile!
Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all it’s dangers. I need You.
Let me recognize You as Your disciples did at the breaking of the bread, so that the Eucharistic Communion be the Light which disperses the darkness, the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.
Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You, if not by communion, at least by grace and love.
Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation, because I do not merit it, but the gift of Your Presence, oh yes, I ask this of You!
Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone I look for, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart, Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more.
With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart while on earth and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity. Amen
Around the house…the boys helped clean this weekend, so now it’s just a matter of picking up toys. Again and again.
One of my favorite things…brothers.
Here are some pictures for thought I am sharing…