Monday, 16 July 2012

Catholic Woman's Almanac

Jenny over on this site Suscipio kindly asked if I would like to join in the Monday Almanac as a way of pondering prayerfully the week ahead, so here goes:

Moments of gratitude:

  • A tidier garden thanks to our friend and gardener John.  He is now back working after a long period of ill health and boy have we missed him.
  • Snippets of actual peace and quiet around the home - the silence was deafening!
  • Thankful for internet technology and PDF whereupon a knitting pattern can be printed and in the knitting bag within minutes.
  • Thankful for homeopathic medicines and the occasional dose of Calpol.
Beauty in the ordinary:

A clean house thanks to my friend and neighbour, some knitting on the needles and a part finished sewing project which needs to be finished soon as it's a present.

From the kitchen:

Trying to implement some of the menu planning and kitchen ideas courtesy of Aunty Leila is a mine of information and I love visiting her site for support and encouragement.


I'm attempting to join in with Elizabeth Foss in asking St Anne for guidance and support during this forthcoming year.  Emma and Kathryn share hers and St Joachim's feast day as their birthday.


On the rosary prayers which are an account of Our Lord's life.  I've been remiss in saying these prayers and they are such a lovely meditation.


Sharing Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome with Benedict.

I am reading "Saint Gianna Beretta Molla - A Woman's Life"


A whole load of things as I've just joined this site, all I need to do now is implement some of them!

Looking Ahead:

This is our last official week of "home school" and I had all sorts of things planned but sickness has taken over for the time being, so only time will tell whether any of my plans come to fruition.


Pip determined to read.

A boy at the end of the cub hike.


  1. Your pictures are lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at Suscipio today. I have tried knitting a few times, but just have not really taken to it as much I would like to.

  2. There is nothing like a bit of gratitude thinking to make you realise how lucky we all are, thank you! xxx

  3. Can you send your gardener over here? We are growing a jungle :)!

  4. Knitting! I love centers and calms my overactive brain cells. I do a lot of praying whilst knitting.

    Your little ones are beautiful!


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