Monday, November 9, 2009

My Daybook: November 9, 2009

Outside my window... it is a lovely, sunny warm day! The grass, still green, is covered with pretty fall leaves. (This also reads…we didn’t get the time to rake this weekend!!)

I am thankful for...a last minute call from friends last night, inviting us all to a park to enjoy the 72 degree weather and a bucket of fried chicken. Our children continued to play together even as it grew dark.

Towards a Real Education...M has all new learning activities for the Letter F this week. 

To Live the Liturgy... Thinking about Advent!! I find I need to start planning now since the first Sunday of Advent is Thanksgiving Weekend. I’d like to ponder the idea of Welcome this Advent. As we welcome the babe in the manger, how it builds in the ability to welcome the weak, the impoverished, the stranger, the beautiful in ourselves and in our neighbor.

From the kitchen... We started the day with a crustless spinach quiche. Don’t you find the day goes better after a hearty breakfast? I love to start my families day with something warm and inviting. 

For Lunch, we had PBJ with Strawberry-Banana Preserves we canned this Summer!

Tonight Homemade Pizza!!

I am reading... The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald for my Book Club; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe with the children; and just finishing up Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail: Why Evangelicals are Attracted to the Liturgical Church by Robert E. Webber for myself.
My husband (thanks!!) bought me Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God by Bobby Gross (2009) on his travels to Calvin College last week. I can’t wait to dig into it this Advent. The introduction was wonderful.

“…we want to inhabit the still-unfolding Story of God and have it inhabit and change us. And this is exactly what the ancient liturgical habit of living the Christian year helps us to do.”

I am hearing...children playing outside, baby munching on pretzels and chattering by my side.

One of my favorite things… I’m sipping some strong black tea to gear up for the rest of the day.

Bringing beauty to my home…Our Late Fall, Thanksgiving Nature Table. Here is where I display seasonal Picture Books, the kid’s nature finds, and attempt to show off the glory of His Creation.

A few plans for the rest of the week: With the children…the Philly Zoo, Art Day with G’s K12 Co-op, Friday Co-op. My project--Tackling the laundry area in the basement—hanging an indoor clothes line, setting up a table for folding, trying to make it not feel so dingy J

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...

Proud of my 3 year old guy for working so hard; 
every member of a family is needed!

Read more Daybook entries at Peggy's page.


MomCO3 said...

I like the idea of Welcome. We're going to pocus on Preparation. Blessings!

MomCO3 said...

Er, that would be Focus (not pocus). (!)

Amy said...

Can't wait to hear more of what you'll do Annie!

A Gracious Home said...

Great crafts the kids are doing. Your home looks great. I love quiche. I hope you have a great week. Doylene


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