I find myself looking forward to looking back ;-) on the week and finding bits of brightness. Our Easter break is yielding fruit in the form of both relaxation and the best kind of busy-ness: play dates, soup night, dinner out for Mom and Dad, maybe a family movie...
- One of our Christmas gifts to the little girls was the promise of a trip to Clay Cafe to decorate a plate and mug each. Tuesday I finally redeemed that certificate, and the three of us spent a fun TWO HOURS painting pottery. The girls stuck with it, adding the multiple layers of paint needed to get bright colors (I did the occasional back-of-the-plate second layer to give them a break.). Marianna's major themes were flowers, hearts, and ladybugs, while Rebecca chose a rainbow design.
- For the FIRST TIME EVER, our family is attempting to say the Divine Mercy novena, which began on Good Friday. So far we haven't missed a day, even though I was out of town Wednesday night. The children prayed it themselves even before Len got home from work!
- I'm sorting through my jewelry and two dresser junk drawers. Everything is spread out on my bedroom floor, but I know it WILL be finished, because I WILL NOT put the drawers back until everything is sorted, distributed, or thrown out (and a fair amount has already been tossed). So although it's technically a work in progress, I am confident. Because how long can I keep stepping over all that? ;-)