My Daybook: October 22nd, 2013

Outside my window…
it continues to be dry, so very dry.  Bushfire weather indeed.

I am thankful… 
we have not been threatened by bushfires here, whilst NSW continues to be in a State of Emergency elsewhere.

I am praying…

  • for the hundreds of families who lost their homes in Thursday’s fires, for the fireries fighting to contain the blazes, for a miracle that the expected fires this week aren’t as as devastating as predicted. 
  • Praying for the intentions of my children, for my brother and his new fiancee, for a local friend’s intentions.

I am thinking… 
about parents changing roles as their children grow, and how very proud we are of our adult children.

I am hearing… 
Bass. I was the first up, I love having time to myself before the children arise, but I didn’t have long this morning before he joined me.

From the kitchen… 
Plans for baking slices later in the week for PC who will be home building.

One of my favorite things…
Snagging a bargain.  Hit the op-shop last week to discover children’s clothes were only 50c a piece and women’s half price.  I bought a huge bundle for only $17!

I am creating…
a baby still.  Truth is I’ve breezed through till now, but a baby is heavy.

I am hoping… 
to make it to the end of this pregnancy without becoming a total sloth.

I am struggling…
to reach the bottom of the ironing pile, but.. I did make inroads.

I am working on… 
instilling good habits through a regular routine.  Personal habits, a cleaning rhythm and the meeting of academic goals.

I am going…
to continue taking lots of photos of my children daily.  Whilst I wasn’t good about everyday, one day I took shots all day.

Learning all the time… 
Off to a good start this week, last week ended up a bit ‘choppy’ due to ‘life’ and although this week will be a little disrupted it will be planned disruption, it makes a difference.

Celebrating the liturgical year……
Our morning liturgy is going strong, though we’re thinking we need some ‘help’ with our hymn singing. I suggested to Einstein that he search around on youtube for the music to accompany us and load onto the MP3 player, he is keen to do so.

I am reading…
Re-reading a few titles of a mystery series from my childhood, The Three Investigators. I loved these books as a child, as an adult I’m far more aware of the writing inadequacies.

Clicking around…
I keep checking out these photos of our children at the Ball, all three are simply stunning!!

Around the house… 
PC and The Team began laying the verandah boards (section 2) on the weekend.  It’s true, many hands make light work!!  Amazed at how much they achieved in two days, over halfway!!

A few plans for this week…

  • Achieving a couple of solid lesson days before PC takes a few days off for a working bee! All hands on deck;) This verandah will be huge and constantly in use:)
  • Monthly shop, I love to only grocery shop once a month, but it takes lots of planning and energy to enact.
  • PC’s mother to visit again for a couple of days.

A little peek at my day…
A lovely rhythm; reading, maths, swimming, reading, writing, and in the cool of the day yet more swimming.

3 thoughts on “My Daybook: October 22nd, 2013

  • October 21, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Love the photo of Jelly Bean with the drill! Your big 3 look lovely at the ball, hope you are getting one done off for the wall.

  • October 21, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    They really did look so stunning at the ball. How alike these three are too!

    The bushfires are scary – it's smokey outside every single day and the whole world seems to be turning to ash. I hope you are all okay, as we are.

    I would love to hear more on your thoughts about the changing role of parenting as children grow older, Erin.


  • October 23, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    It was a cute one, couldn't resist. I just keep looking at the photo of the three of them, gorgeous, now have it on my desktop, I'd love to get a copy for my wall:)

    So glad to know I'm not biased, cause I thought they were stunning too:) Didn't realise how alike the three of them are till I saw that photo.
    Is the ash still as thick there?
    Well your question has me thinking and thinking, have begun a blog post to answer, a challenge.


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