Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Daybook, 3/30/10 -- Tuesday of Holy Week

Daybook.jpgSeven Quick Takes are taking Holy Week off, so I don't feel guilty doing this.

Outside my window... it is dark, because I'm doing this after everyone else is in bed. Kelson may get up to use this computer in the middle of the night, though, because his has been sent to Dell for repairs. Not that he's not regularly awake at those times anyway....

I am thinking... that I was never up in the middle of the night at that age, but both my boys and a couple of the girls have been like that. I guess as long as they get the right amount of sleep overall it works.

I am thankful for... the end of the book unpacking, and the comfortable routines of Holy Week and Easter. Sometimes I get grumpy if the choir doesn't learn something new, but this year the old standbys seem to fit, somehow.

From the kitchen... well, it was leftovers night. But that was a deliberate attempt to clean out the fridge to make room for holiday food. We do a Seder meal on Thursday, and both a brunch and dinner on Easter, and there will be 18 people for Easter dinner.

I am wearing... Floral flannel nightgown, blue fleece bathrobe,and fuzzy-on-the-inside slippers. I never understood putting the fuzzy on the outside, where it collects dust and doesn't really keep you warm.

I am creating... a blog post. How prosaic is that?

I am going... to take tomorrow afternoon off from chores and Easter prep. There won't be another good time to rest until Easter Monday.

I am reading... a spring clothing catalog, and trying to figure out why anybody thinks bright pink jeans in size 5X are a good idea.

I am hoping... that everybody coming for Easter has safe travels. Seattle and DC are two of the starting points!

I am hearing... nothing much -- an advantage of being the only one up.

Around the house... sit bookcases full of books. Finally!

One of my favorite things... is a clock with Westminster chimes. Thank you, Arwen and Bryan.

A few plans for the rest of the week.... relaxation tomorrow, Seder meal and mass Maundy Thursday Evening, liturgy with choir on Good Friday, then come home and cook like mad. Easter Vigil Saturday evening; baskets, brunch and dinner on Sunday. Spring Break next week!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing... well, I've tried three times to get it here, so you'll just have to go and see.


Ted said...

We can't wait to see everybody again! Thank you as always for the amazing amount of work you put into Easter weekends!

Enbrethiliel said...


Bookcases full of books! Yay!

I know I'll feel better when I get my recently read books integrated into the bookcases along with the rest of my library.