Monday, September 29, 2008
Outside My Window... water, water, everywhere. We're traveling this week and are at present in Northern Washington looking out over Puget Sound. It's a lovely golden morning and promises to me a beautiful sunny day.
I am thinking... how much fun we're going to have exploring the shore today.
I am thankful.... that we got to come with Erik on this business trip. It's so, so much nicer than being at home without him.
From the kitchen... kitchen, what kitchen? I'm kitchen free this week, although I did bring lots of food like muffins and crackers and cheese and cookies and yogurt.
I am wearing... my "secret-fit belly" maternity pants from Motherhood.... still. What can I say, six months later I still can't fit in my pre-pregnancy pants, and these are comfy. Sigh....
I am creating... a temporary home out of our hotel room.
I am going... to visit Stacy tomorrow. Yeah! We had the pleasure of a visit last summer and I'm looking forward to seeing her and her growing family once again.
I am reading...The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less. I've been reading it aloud to Erik on our drive. So far, so good. Good food for thought, and fun to read aloud and discuss together.
I am hoping... for sunshine today and good sleep tonight. Getting everyone to sleep in the same room can be a bit tricky.
I am hearing... the TV, and the kids laughing. And, I might add, I'm thankful we don't have a TV at home.
Around the house... whatever messes we left in the wake of leaving, thankfully not too bad as my Mom came over and helped. Thanks Mom!
One of my favorite things... traveling, road trips, although the road part of trips is a little more challenging with small people who have smaller attention spans.
A few plans for the rest of the week... playing with the kids, exploring the beach, swimming, and when Erik's conference is over, a few days in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Here is picture thought I am sharing... no pictures today.
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Monday, September 08, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
As I was working in the kitchen yesterday Peregrine marched in singing. I was so taken with his impromptu song that I had him start over so I could capture the lyrics. Reading them won't be quite the same as hearing them sung with the gusto of a (nearly six-year old) boy, but I hope you'll enjoy it none the less. (That's right my friend, oh yes!)
Don’t let Satan go in either.
The Holy Spirit fruit is not a fruit, oh no.
It’s not a fruit you eat my friend.
The spiritual fruit is not an ordinary fruit.
The patience, kindness, goodness, truthfulness, and self-control.
That fruit is not a strawberry!
It is, in fact- Peace!
That’s what it is, that’s the first fruit, of the Holy Spirit, in heaven!
Do it on earth, also. That’s right my friend!
It’s not a Grape! Oh no, that is right my friend!
Don’t let weeds grow in your heart.
Let the divine liturgy grow in your heart, and grow and grow!
Until you love Him as much as your mom and dad.
It’s not a peach, oh no~ That’s right my friend.
It’s Kindness! It’s kindness! That’s right my friend oh yes!
Don’t let Satan pick your flower and turn it into a weed (that he will put back in your heart.)
I don’t mean your blood heart, oh no my friend! (Not the heart filled with blood that pumps your blood through your body. Oh no~)
I mean the heart filled with love, that heart.
Do not lie. It’ll be makin’ Satin pull out your flower. (The flower of truth!)