Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thursday Notes

Well, it has been a good day. Not a perfect day (are they ever?), but a good one. Finally, I have no fever. Yesterday evening my temperature stayed in the 99's and even so, I never felt bad. Today I have not had fever at all and my throat is finally on the mend. I think I am out of the woods now. I wish I could feel confident saying that this whole thing is over, but the way this virus has been I do not have my hopes up. It is a real possibility that Brian could have it soon. I am praying not. I sooooooo want a normal weekend and week ahead. Thank you for everyone who has been praying. Please keep us wrapped in prayer a little while longer while we completely get rid of Monster Virus.

Today we made banana bread. That was an enjoyable treat. The kids really do love to bake and cook. Mental note: do more! I think I would even like to go as far as letting them help with more dinner preparation. I always here of families where older children (10 and 11 or so) actually prepare whole dinners. I am all for that!

OK. Reason number 5,892 I love blogging: Other people's ideas!!!!!

This afternoon, we also took some quiet nap time to make a nifty art project. A while back I had seen Suzanne's boys make these beautiful butterflies. I was so impressed! I had seen these lovely Dover stained glass coloring books in many different places, but had never been quite sure what to do with them. Now I am inspired. Much like the Temples, we colored and cut out some of the larger butterflies from the book. Then we hung them from threads in front of our sunny playroom windows. How lovely! Thanks Suzanne for the wonderful idea!

The one on the left is Nicole's. On the right is Jacob's. Mine is in the middle. I think they will look even lovelier when it is sunnier. Yes, another rainy day.

And last but not least - the Kroger trip. You gotta love this guy. He was a bit wired when he got home at 10:47 P.M. I wonder if that has anything to do with the VENTI Starbuck's Mocha??? He said he clocked it and it took him one hour and 18 minutes from walking in to walking out. Speedy, if you ask me. But, you have to give him a lot of credit! He comparison shopped, evaluated price per unit costs - SAVED. US. MONEY. And other than some items were a bit larger than I usually buy, everything in the bags resembled the list exactly! So now, what to do with the giant can of coffee and the rolls and rolls of toilet paper.

Thanks again for your many prayers and I think the real Celeste is back. These boots are made for walkin'!

Oh, and P.S. - I meant to mention that I also bought an angel stained glass coloring book to use for the Feast of the Archangels! Beautiful!


Crafty Mom said...

So is Brian Mattress Mac's alter ego? He will SAVE YOU MONEY!!

Jill said...

I get a sense that things are slowly returning to normal around there with the crafting and baking going on!
The kids are in the coughing phase (complete with the sad little middle of the night 'seal' coughs), and Paul and I are in the "my throat is so sore I can't sleep phase." But, we all got this basically at once.
Your mean monster virus attacked you one by one. I don't trust your monster virus either. So, I will continue to pray that you have stomped him out with those boots!

mom-in-training said...

The butterflies are gorgeous!!! I'll have to try that with my kiddos. I really think they'd like doing that. They love when we hang up their artwork... At least, for about 10 minutes or so. Then they want it down so they can play with it. :)

So, so, so glad you are feeling better! And you can count on more prayers for NO MORE MONSTER VIRUS!!!! Tell it to get out and stay out!

He who wears the most black wins. said...

Welcome back. :) turn to make a comeback!