6.2

Date: Friday, June 2nd-Meredith’s Birthday

Almanac: June 1-10:  Sunny, Cool, then warm. 

Actual Weather: Humid and 90

Projects Completed: June Menu Planned.

Other things of note:  Meredith has a cold, Sallie Jo is on an antibiotic for an ear infection and is probably going to the ENT soon 🙁

Projects In Progress: weeding the garden, shifting some rooms so SJ can get out of the nursery.

Meals Shared: cereal for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, burgers for dinner.

 

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5.31

Date: Wednesday, May 31-The Visitation of Mary  **click to hear the Magnificat chanted in Latin**

Almanac: 23-31: T-storms, sunny, then cool

Actual Weather: Humid and upper 80s and sunny

Projects Completed: we just got home from being gone on vacation and traveling to Vermont for my cousins wedding for 10 days, so we are just trying to get the house back in order and the garden neat and tidy again. 

Other things of note:  Our garden did well while we were gone, not sure if this was our timed irrigation (which was broken when we returned), or if SC just had a bunch of rain/sunshine.  Our corn, lettuces, beans all look great.  Most of our peppers and tomatoes do too, but the roma variety has blossom end rot–they are in the space that gets the most sun so we think that the heat/water combo may be off for them–we have added a calcium/lime slurry to them to help prevent/treat this.

Projects In Progress:  still in the landscaping/gardening flux, purging a lot, beginning to think about rearranging rooms (SJ out of the nursery into a big girl room)

Meals Shared: yogurt and cereal for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, pasta for dinner.

Pictures of the day: Sallie Jo playing in dirt. We have determined that even if we don’t do well gardening (we have never been really successful), we have to continue because she is fascinated by it!

 

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5.15

Date: Monday, May 15

Almanac: 12-22–a few t-storms, cool.

Actual Weather: WARM, almost 90 and dry

Projects Completed: visited our nephew and Matt’s daddy this weekend!

Projects In Progress:  still in the landscaping/gardening flux, purging a lot, beginning to think about rearranging rooms (SJ out of the nursery into a big girl room)  and PACKING!

Meals Shared: oatmeal and toast for breakfast, leftover pizza for lunch, pasta for dinner.

 

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5.7

Date: Fourth Sunday after Easter, May 7

Almanac: 6-11 Scattered t-storms, cool.

Actual Weather: sunny but much cooler–high of only 70.

Projects Completed: Matt’s continued to use weekend time to go up to see his dad, so no big projects have been completed.  Meredith made dough, marinara and stock this weekend.

Projects In Progress:  still in the landscaping/gardening flux, purging a lot, beginning to think about rearranging rooms (SJ out of the nursery into a big girl room)

Other things of Note:   Matt’s dad is doing remarkably better.  He is still very confused but physically is doing great.  We can’t praise God enough.  Also, it’s our niece’s 2nd birthday.  Her baby brother was born on Tuesday (2nd)!

Meals Shared: yogurt for breakfast, hummus/veggies sandwiches for lunch, NY Strip Roast for dinner with a salad and homemade bread.

Pic of the Week: 

Sallie made a sombrero at daycare for Cinco de Mayo!

 

mmmm Focaccia 

 

Cool girl. 

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4.30

Date: Second Sunday after Easter, April 30

Almanac: Thunderstorms, then sunny, cool. 

Actual Weather: Warm and cloudy with periodic showers. 

Projects Completed: Matt’s worked in the garden this weekend, planning for the next year–goals, etc.

Projects In Progress:  still in the landscaping/gardening flux, purging a lot, beginning to think about rearranging rooms (SJ out of the nursery into a big girl room)

Other things of Note:  We know now we will be in Columbia for at least another 13 months.  Also, Matt’s daddy is still in ICU, praying that he will continue to make progress.  he was obeying commands this morning (squeeze hand, move foot) etc.

Meals Shared: grits for breakfast,  Pizza Joint for lunch,  pasta, salad and homemade bread for dinner

Pic of the Week: 

our girl is getting so big–kitty is still lurking.

 

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4.26

Date: Wednesday, April 26

Almanac: 25-30: T-storms, then sunny, cool.

Actual Weather: Warm and sunny

General Update:  It’s been a while since we posted and a lot is going on.  Matt was in Poland for 5 days the week after Easter, and then on Monday of this week Matt’s dad was in a horrible car accident and is in ICU.  So we are just trying to keep things together in the madness that is life right now. We have plans to work on our garden some–which has a lot of veggies growing and we need to do a big house clean–but some things may just have to wait right now.  Praying a lot. Enjoying teaching Sallie Jo words like please “peeeeas” and “up” and thank you “an coo”.  She is currently back on Amox for an ear infection.  Follow up is next Tuesday–if still infected, we’re going to the ENT.

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4.16

Date: Easter Sunday, April 16

Almanac: 14-18 Rainy periods, Cool

Actual Weather: Warm and sunny

Projects Completed: Celebrated our Lord’s Resurrection!

Projects In Progress:gardening/landscaping still being worked on, especially against the front of the house

Meals Shared: eggs, bacon, toast and coffee for breakfast, Brunch at my sweet friend Breanna’s after church and then dinner at our friend Emily’s in the mid afternoon.

Pic of the Week:

Happy Easter!  “We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song!”

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4.15

Date: Holy Saturday, April 15

Almanac: 14-18 Rainy periods, Cool

Actual Weather: Warm and sunny

Projects Completed: Stump ground in front yard.

Projects In Progress:gardening/landscaping still being worked on, especially against the front of the house, Laundry, general house cleaning

Meals Shared: Matt and SJ had Lizards Thicket for Breakfast, Meredith had toast, Lunch was grilled cheese for Matt, Chips and Salsa for Mere, Leftover Risotto for SJ, Dinner is a goat cheese and bacon pizza 🙂

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4.14

Date: Good Friday, April 14

Almanac: 14-18 Rainy periods, Cool

Actual Weather: Warm and sunny

Projects Completed: Lots of cleaning

Projects In Progress:gardening/landscaping still being worked on, especially against the front of the house.

Meals Shared: Eggs for breakfast for Matt, Grits for Meredith, Lunch of soup, dinner of fish and risotto

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4.13

Date: Thursday, April 13 : Maundy Thursday

Almanac: 4-13 Showers,then sunny, warm

Actual Weather: Warm and sunny

Projects Completed: Planned long-weekend to do list

Projects In Progress:gardening/landscaping still being worked on, especially against the front of the house.

Meals Shared: Toast for breakfast, Lunch date at Thirsty Fellow (chips, salad and pizza) for lunch, leftovers for dinner.

 

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