gray, foggy, a little rain, 55°. Give me back my sunshine!
I am thankful...
for my Ron.
I am wearing...
jeans, navy blue long sleeved t-shirt, blue socks, big gold hoop earrings.
I am remembering...
well, I remembered to take my synthroid this morning. I forgot it yesterday.
I am going...
to the library to return a book. I'll stop by city hall on the way and pay my water bill. I need to go to BAMC for blood work, but I don't know if skipping my synthroid yesterday is going to mess up the results. The endo needs to see the labs to figure out if my current dosage is correct. Yeah, we're still trying to get that all worked out. And of course, to Mom's. Maybe shopping in the afternoon?
I am reading...
too busy to read right now.
On my mind...
Sister and Katy are at the vets this morning. I took them in around 7 AM to be spayed. They were so excited to be going somewhere. I feel bad that they had to have this done, but it's necessary. I wonder if it will make them calmer? They will be ready to come home between 3:30 and 5 PM.
From the learning rooms...
since we didn't get anything done last week, we'll continue with the children around the world theme, learning about different countries and the world. We'll also be decorating the tree and putting out the nativity sets, so I'll reinforce what Reece has already learned about Christmas.
the neighborhood is aglow with Christmas lights. I drove over to Dollar Tree yesterday evening to pick up some new collars and leashes for the dogs and it was dark when I came back. Oh my, some of the displays are amazing! I'll have to take Reece around to see them when he is here tomorrow night.
Pondering these words...
Remember that even the mightiest oak tree in the forest was once a little nut that held its ground.
(From Ron's Chinese fortune cookie yesterday).
From the kitchen...
hmm, not a clue. Maybe spaghetti for supper tonight.
Around the house...
A little more Christmas decorating. The advent wreath is still on the coffee table. Candles (electric) are in the windows. The tree is up and lit, but not decorated. Reece and I will decorate it Tuesday evening, and put out the rest of the nativity sets. I have a big poinsettia in the foyer. Today I'll hang a wreath on the front porch. As Christmas nears, we will decorate the fireplace mantel and probably put some lights outside.
One of my favorite things...
It seems especially appropriate now, during Advent, but of course is appropriate always. The Angelus is traditionally prayed at 6 AM, Noon, and 6 PM. The name is taken from the first words of the prayer, Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariæ.
The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of
our death. Amen.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according to Thy word.
Hail Mary . . .
And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary . . .
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord.
From my picture album...
Lily and Camryn. Lily has the sweetest spirit. I love the way she is touching Camryn's face and smiling at her. And Camryn is touching Lily's arm and looking at Lily's face. Cousin love. :o)
Please visit Peggy to read more daybooks. She is the wonderful lady who hosts all of us "daybookers."
Have a great Monday!