Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny for Yarn Along this week.

I finished the first mitten from last week, and I cast on the second one last night. I am still knitting dishcloths and the scarf for my father-in-law. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Daybook

For today... praying everyone has a beautiful, bountiful, and blessed Thanksgiving!

Outside my window... a pink and yellow sunrise.

I am thinking... we woke up to the ceiling leaking in the kitchen. It appears to be coming from the boy's bathroom. Chris was worried he would get bored today waiting for Thanksgiving dinner. Now he has something to keep him busy. I think he would prefer to be bored.

I am thankful for... ~ my loving husband
                             ~ three laughing boys
                             ~ extra time with family
                             ~ great friends
                             ~ answered prayers
                             ~ health

In the kitchen... cinnamon rolls and quiche for breakfast and a light lunch, and sweet potato casserole, baked pineapple casserole, and a relish tray to take to Chris's sister's house for Thanksgiving dinner.

I am wearing... black pants, pink t-shirt, and black cardigan sweater.

I am knitting... mittens, a dishcloth, and a scarf.

I am reading... The Foundling's Tale Part One: Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo) 

I am praying... for my grandparents health and for the marriage of a friend.

I am hearing... Martha Speaks on the television, the washing machine, and Chris working in the bathroom.

Around the house... boys, books and yarn. Oh and some laundry and maybe a few dishes. The floors are vacuumed and mopped. Sweet!

One of my favorite things... baked pineapple casserole. We only eat it at holiday dinners. It is full of butter, sugar, eggs, white bread (gasp!), and some pineapple. Yum!

For the rest of the week... detox from butter, sugar, and white bread! Ha!

A photo to share...

Please visit The Simple Woman's Daybook to read other daybooks or to join in.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny for Yarn Along this week.

Since I finished the hat last week, I have cast on three new projects: a dishcloth, a scarf, and the mitten pictured above. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Novena to St. Anthony

O Holy St. Anthony, reach down from heaven and take hold of my hand.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Yarn Along: Cables!

Joining Ginny for Yarn Along this week.

Wow, I can not believe that it has been over a month since I joined Ginny for her weekly Yarn Along.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ups, downs, and everything in between

The last five weeks have been so full of celebrations and sufferings that I have had very little time to rest, reflect, and record. I am making the time today because I do not want to forget the recent events that have brought joy and sadness to our family. I have felt the Holy Spirit guiding us through all of it.

Several months ago, my grandmother was hospitalized and then eventually placed in a nursing home for rehabilitation. While she was there she became stronger and better able to care for herself, and October 6th was set as the day for her to return home. While my grandmother was in the nursing home, my grandfather finally retired from his job so that he would be able to care for my grandmother when she came home. On October 5th, my grandfather was taken to the emergency room because he was having trouble breathing. Fluid was removed from his lungs, and he was admitted to the hospital for testing. On October 11th, my grandfather was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. He has been given one to twelve months to live. My grandfather celebrated his 89th birthday while in the hospital, and he finally came home on October 20th. My grandparents are together again. They have beds side by side in their family room. They need a lot of care from their family. Most of our family members have been working hard to make sure they are comfortable and happy. It is not always easy, but we make it work. 

My Grandparents, Christmas Eve 2009

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