I am praying for patience. It has just been one of those mornings where I seemed to wake up without any. I don't know why.
I am hoping to bring order out of chaos. (It is a God-like quality, right?)
I am thinking this is going to be a challenging week.
I am thankful for a family that is healthy and that my dad will be trying to take off on Friday and here this weekend.
Cecilia is really amazing and impressing me. Since the new baby came home she's been learning how to spell small words and has really been fantastic with her potty training. She hasn't had a potty accident in over a week and she repeatedly spells "rat," "cat," "bat," "fat," hat," etc.
Felicity is frustrated. She is frustrated with less attention now that the baby is here. She is frustrated with how many words she can't say to communicate with us. She is frustrated with her incoming canines. And she is frustrated with an older sister who can have a dominating personality.
Elizabeth is sleeping. ...I think. ... I hope.
I am reading Jane Eyre, 40 Dreams of John Bosco, and The Pursuit of Happiness - God's Way by Pinckaers. (I finished Once-a-Month Cooking over the weekend.)
I am listening to Cecilia blow a train whistle, the music on the swing (hopefully) lulling Elizabeth to sleep and "Back to Before" from the musical Ragtime.
At home, we don't usually have many bugs and yet this weekend we found a huge spider in the basement as well as a stink bug that lived up to its name. I also got a mosquito bite during the 10 minutes I was on the deck on Saturday. I don't like summer.
This week I have to get blood drawn, Cecilia has her second dental appointment, I'd like to return the remaining trays and such to the kind women who brought us meals, and James will be out of town for four days at a conference.
This week's saints include Saint Martha - Patron of Homemakers and Laundry Workers (Pray for us!!!), Saint Ignatius Loyola -Patron of Jesuits and Soldiers, and Saint Alphonsus Liguori - Patron against Arthritis and of Theologians and Vocations.