I am praying for patience, understanding and temperance.
I am hoping for cooler weather. By the weekend it is supposed to only get up to the low 80s! I don't like anything over 75 but we are getting closer! Go away heat!
I am thinking about Saturday. On Saturday, Elizabeth Agnes will be baptized and it will be a busy day but a very blessed day and I am preparing for it and excitedly anticipating it.
I am thankful for the sacrament of Confession I was so blessed to receive on Saturday! Getting to Confession with three little ones isn't always the easiest task.
Cecilia istrying to build a house out of the sofa cushions
Felicity is jumping (aka "bouncing") on the sofa cushions.
Elizabeth is nursing in my lap.
I am reading Jane Eyre (125 pages left to go out of 600), The Pursuit of Happiness - God's Way by Pinckaers (on chapter 5), and The Omnivore's Dilemma by Pollan (on chapter 2).
I am listening to Cecilia's playlist on my Ipod currently playing "You Can Fly" from Disney's Peter Pan
At home I am cleaning the living room. It is the last room needing a thorough cleaning before this weekend. Our ice dispenser is a little nutty in only wanting to make one kind of ice no matter what you do, but as long as it stays on "crushed ice" I don't care.
This week will be busy but not too bad. I have to finish cleaning the house in preparation for guests this weekend. I have to get a final guest headcount and give that to the reception restaurant. Elizabeth will get a bath before her Baptism (this young I generally only give a bath once or twice a week as it makes the newborn cold afterward and, in the end, how dirty do they really get?) and I need to do the grocery shopping for a busy weekend with guests. We also want to take the girls to see Ponyo again sometime this week. Considering I have until Friday though to do all that, I don't think it is too bad.
This week's saints include St. Bartholomew (Patron against Nervous Diseases and of Bookbinders, Butchers, Cobblers, and Leather Workers), St. Louis (Patron of Barbers, Builders, Difficult Marriages, Grooms, Hair Stylists, Parents of Large Families, Prisoners, and Soldiers), St. Genesius (Patron Against Epilepsy, of Actors, Attorneys, Clowns, Comedians, Dancers, and Musicians), Our Lady of Czestochowa, St. Monica (Patron of Alcoholics, Difficult Marriages, Homemakers, Wives, Mothers, Widows ... Pray for us!), St. Augustine (Patron of Brewers, Printers, Sore Eyes and Theologians), and on Saturday we honor the Martyrdom of John the Baptist! A very busy week indeed!