The second month of 2006 is almost gone already!!! It seems like Christmas was just last week.
This month sure has been eventful. Ice-skating, dancing lessons, Rose's 18th birthday, the acquisition of my new job, Fr. Harber being gone for a week... to name the more major happenings.
As for this past week... it's been up to par with the month. Eventful and very busy. On Monday, I started work... spent an hour and a half picking up toys, folding blankets, feeding the baby and doing laundry. Tuesday, we had two fewer classes thanks to Fr. Harber's absence and I worked again, this time doing dishes and feeding the baby. Tuesday evening was my fourth in a series of ten ballroom dancing lessons. We learned the "basket" or "cuddle" step in the swing, reviewed our waltz steps and learned the basic cha cha step. It's getting to be a lot of fun! ...It always is more fun to do something when you're good at it...
Wednesday, I had no classes at all!! :D That was nice! I still went up to the college though, and read the Ottaviani Intervention (part of my Liturgy assignment). When Joe got out of classes, we went to Topeka to see a traveling art show (called South Winds, I believe)... out of 2400 entries, the 100 best paintings in the country had been chosen and were on display. We weren't sure what to expect but they were actually really good!! This was one of my favorites:
I got back from Topeka in time for 3 pm play practice, only to find that, our directress being sick, there was no practice!! So I made the best of it and went to Sarah's house to raid her closet for the square dance. ;) I had a little bit of time at home before I went to work at 6... work that night was absolutely crazy! The kids were possessed by some fiendish spirit and simply would not calm down. One crisis after another. ;) However, we got them put to bed in time to clean up the kitchen and get the house under control before I left at 9:20...
Thursday was a pretty easy day as classes go. :) With Fr. Harber's continued absence, I had only Physical Science and Latin and was finished by lunch time. That afternoon I started my Liturgy paper... which is still coming along, slowly but surely. That evening, I worked from 5 to 8:30. The kids were pretty good until bedtime and then things once again got maniacal. One's jumping on the bed, another's tripping over the 18-month-old causing her (the six-year-old's) tooth to bleed, a third is getting into trouble in the kitchen, yet another is busy letting the cat in the house (one MORE thing to step on and trip over! ;))... and so on like that! The peace that falls once the kids are in bed is an amazing silence indeed. :P
Friday.... I had Physical Science, Spiritual Conference and History. I worked in the afternoon, just doing dishes and kitchen work. It was a beautiful day so we shoo'ed the kids outside. :) Friday evening was the square dance! I was fortunate enough to, once again, dance every dance. (I think that adds up to ten or so.) Actually, there were more guys than girls (a rare occurrence!!) so that was really fortunate. ;) I had a very good time.
Saturday, I slept in. :D Joe came over and made bread (really good bread!) and I made butterscotch brownies (for Caity's shower). In the afternoon, Rose got home from fundraising, Dad got home from Colorado, and Lindsey came in from Kansas City! :) The Children of Mary concert was at 7 pm. Rose "directed" the C.O.M. in singing three songs (but you couldn't actually see Rose as she was standing behind them). And Joey performed "Classical Gas" on his guitar - his first concert performance. They both did a good job... and you couldn't even tell that Joey had skipped a whole section. ;) Afterwards, we ran over to Gambino's and got pizza. Back at home, we ate a late dinner... pizza, ice cream and brownies. (Sound fattening??! :P) Then we watched an episode of Jeeves and Wooster. *lol* Those are great!
....This morning, I went to the 7:30 Mass with Dad and Joey. It's shaping up to be another beautiful day for February! This afternoon, I'll probably try to get homework done and some Jog-a-thon letters written (not fun, but necessary :/).
On the horizon... Mardi Gras this Tuesday and Ash Wednesday immediately following. And next week, St. Thomas Aquinas Day. (Yay! A day off of classes!! :P) The college men's retreat starts March 12 and ends March 17... my retreat begins the 19th.
And that concludes the report from "My Little World!" More to follow, all things being equal... God bless!