Em’s Daybook – Vol. 27
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
“The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is peace.”
— Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Monday Tuesday Evening Wednesday All. Happy what’s left of your day, St. Robert Bellarmine!
Today I am linking up with:
And I think that’s it for this post. Clearly, I am late to the party, so let me just fill you in.
Things I’m Thankful For…
- Thoughts of Fall.
- Grocery shopping alone while my son played at a friend’s house.
- Homeschooling. Yes.
- My husband, he’s my best friend.
- My Faith, Mother Mary and all the Saints. So blessed.
Things We’re Up To…
School. Yep, we’re schooling! It’s going pretty well. We are going to work through our first three weeks in two weeks. We can do it! So far so good. More of that in the weekly wrap up that Lisa is hosting on her blog.
Crafting. I have really missed making cards regularly. And I’ve done a lot. In fact, there will be a new blog post tomorrow. I’m so excited. Check me out at Em’s Craft Closet!
Things A Wife Does (Marriage Monday)…
Elizabeth is back this week with a new edition to Marriage Monday called The Good Wife. There is homework this week. And I’m excited.
This passage of her post stood out to me:
The New Testament is full of admonitions to be good, and to do good works, and to not return evil for evil, but blessing instead. Consider this verse:
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. ~ Galatians 6:10
As I read her post, I am reminded that we often show our worst side to our family and those who love us. They love us anyway, but shouldn’t we be even more loving in our own homes.
It is so true – if I am in a bad mood or I get flustered, my whole home is flustered. TRULY! So I say to you, concentrate more on your home than you do the outside world. This is MY biggest sin. I let people outside my home affect/effect what goes on here. It’s not ok!
Here is what I plan to do for homework. I’m being honest here….. so try not to slam me too hard. I plan to do what I say I’m going to do. This is hard for me as I get distracted by FaceBook or a phone call, etc. When my husband comes home to a clean home tomorrow, he will feel good about it. I have the menu planned out. I have a list of chores over the next few weeks that I will do while Christopher reads, etc. I’m going to take care of everything I physically can so that we have more “us” time on the precious weekends.
In My Kitchen…
Christopher and I have made a few things this past week:
Chicken, Tomato, and Onion Quesadilla
We put that into a tortilla with cheese in the pan next to it. So good.
Last Friday, we made Pizza. So last week, I told ya’ll about the Prepared Pantry. We’d never tried one of their pizza dough mixes before. It was so good! We used the Italian Herb Pizza Dough Mix. You can make two thin crusted pizzas. But we just made one… and covered it with Muir Glen (organic) pizza sauce and cheese. It got a little dark. Sigh. But it was GOOOD! Man the house smelled so good.
Both of those are new recipes to us. They are not spectacular, but we are really trying to incorporate more veggies and easy recipes that Christopher can help with. If you have any new Recipes to share, link up to Lisa’s Try a New Recipe Tuesdsay!
Books I’m Reading…
As always I read my Magnificat and my Catholic Women’s Bible. Additionally…
This Past Week, I Learned…
- …. I am not 20 anymore. I can’t stay up till 1am and function well the next day. Dang 50’s. HA!
- … that a Tiara goes with everything. HA
- … seriously, I did learn a lot, but nothing I want to share here.
Great Find On The Net
Kiwi Crate. A fantastic company that that fosters creativity and love of learning. At first, their crates were just for littles. So I wrote them and said, please create something for biggers. And they were already in the process. So exciting. For Christopher’s Birthday, we will start receiving the 9-14 year old TINKER CRATE monthly. Description – A laboratory for hands-on experiments, delivered monthly. WOOHOO. Check them out…. So now they have:
- Koala Crates – Ages 3-4
- Kiwi Crates – Ages 4-8
- Tinker Crates – A laboratory for hands-on experiments, delivered monthly for ages 9-14+
- Doodle Crates – DIY Projects monthly for ages 9-16
Things I’m Praying For…
- Our World.
- Safety for my husband as he travels.
- Health & Finances of our family.
- For Stick-to-it-ive-ness!
- Christian Women – that they may learn to comfort and not judge.
- For all my friends who are sick or suffering illness of any kind.
- For you!
I hope and pray your day was great.
Love, hugs & prayers,