Welcome to my weekly Sunday post, Daybook Online Journal. This is a post where I gather all the ordinary things that happen or are happening in my day to day. Things like what I’m reading or listening to…eating and cleaning and learning…These are the small moments that make up my blessed daily life; and I want to remember them. If you blog, please link up below with your Daybook Online Journal post. If you don’t have a blog, no worries, just leave your “post” in the comments. You can use my prompts or make up your own to include items important to you; mine change depending on season and circumstance.
Daybook Online Journal: Life is Busy
Thanking God for…
::beautiful weather around the farm
::Chris getting lots of items marked off his “To Do” list
::peace about a situation with my grandparents being moved into long term care
::my Uncle leading the way in making these decisions for them
::Bible journaling–it’s a great form of stress release
::safe trip to and from double header soccer games out of town
I am praying for my grandparents. They have always been my safe place–themselves physically but also their home. My grandma fell and broke her shoulder and will have to be hospitalized for possibly 12 weeks. My grandpa cannot take good enough care of himself alone while she is hospitalized; plus her Alzheimer’s is progressing. For the time they will be together in the extended care wing of their town’s hospital. If and when she becomes a flight risk, they will be moved to a more secure location.
I have been all red-eyed and snotty nosed over this situation these last couple of days; especially when I thought they were going to be separated.
I’m really having to battle some fear right now about my children growing and being out in the world. Some of this is being irrationally fed by too many late nights watching “Dateline” “60 Minutes” and “20/20” before having children when Chris worked nights. Some of it is being fed by scary internet stories too. Advice mommas of older children?
The office heater is cycling off and on in here, while the fireplace is running in the other room.
Do you all who work out of have children who listen to music to get pumped up before a game or practice have some good music suggestions?
My NRSV Notetaker’s Bible
I know these journaling Bible’s that contain all the books of the Bible are getting hard to find. I do have people looking in their area for copies for you all.
I cannot recommend this book enough!
Like I said, I know the NRSV Notetaker’s Bible is getting hard to find. This past week I have spent some time Bible journaling in my RSVLarge Print and my RSV Ignatius Bible to show you that you don’t necessarily need a journaling Bible. They are certainly easier to journal in, but not entirely necessary. I will be sharing those images and notes soon.
And I mentioned above, I have found Bible journaling to be a great stress reliever…even when I mess up–which is a LOT. It’s spending time in the Word: saying it, thinking about it, writing it, aligning it on the paper, coloring or painting it…The Littlest Way has been kind of quiet this week because I needed that quiet time to process the situation with my grandparents and I spent that time Bible journaling.
Around the House…
I hauled 8 bags to Catholic Charities on Friday and have two to give away…yay! More cleaning and purging and a certain little someone turns the BIG 3 this week! Can you all believe it???
In the Kitchen…
I am slowly meal planning to include more dairy free/gluten free meals and snacks at least for me to try. As for the rest of it–a big fat rut. Which is ok, it’s Lent.
Our Domestic Church…
I’m working hard to prepare Maximilian for First Holy Communion and Confirmation later this Spring.
Link up ladies! I’d love to see your Daybooks.