Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Musings

I'm joining Nadja over at Patch 'O' Dirt Farm with some Monday Musings. Join in, and make sure to link back to her space!

Right now...oatmeal cooking, coffee on, kittens tumbling around, husband in the bathtub, me summoning the energy to rouse my three little ones to start the day.

This weekend...we revelled in a night IN. We watched "Hanna" was action-packed, and lots of fun! Saturday we visited with a friend who lives down the road, and took a long meander through her fields and woods to a pond where the kids got muddy and threw stuff into the water. My husband and I had a date...we went to Ottawa to a beautiful Italian restaurant to celebrate the 80th birthday of a dear friend. Wine, bread, pasta, cream sauce, spumoni, Dean Martin singing "That's Amore" couldn't have been better! We so rarely eat out, so it was a real treat. Sunday I did groceries, had two new babysitters visit to get acquainted with the kids, and visited with women friends in the afternoon/evening. Our lives are blessed with busyness!

Some plans for the week: chiropractic appointment, hair appointment, chilling out with my girls, preparing for our gig next weekend!

If I find some time for myself, I'd like to...I don't even know! Knit! I'm on the last rounds of the collar of Jude's Waterhorse (hope to share it on Wednesday's Yarn Along!), and want to start making Christmas gifts.

I am grateful for the community of courageous, beautiful women that surrounds me, and for my chiropractor.
Some special prayer intentions for the week: for those in chronic pain (last week's hip pain reminds me to be mindful of my body, and grateful for when it's feeling well!), and those facing cancer treatments.

Something that makes me smile: Knock-knock jokes that make no sense. Kittens climbing into rubber boots. Outrageous talk between women by candlelight. Singing "The Oldest Swinger in Town" to my 80 year old friend.

Have a wonderful week!


  1. Good to hear you are up and about and feeling better Steph. My MIL and I got tickets for the concert next week. She is coming to visit for her birthday so the concert is a perfect gift for her!!!! (and it's not a "Thing" she has to haul back home, hehehe)

  2. I so enjoy your Monday posts. I don't know how it happened, but I had missed your post about being in complete pain on account of your hip! I hope you're doing better. No matter how good the intentions are, it's very hard to get quiet rest when you're the mama. I hope you're feeling better!

    And yes, do knit!


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