Thank you all for your comments on the last post. I hesitate to post about potentially divisive topics because I don't really have the time or temperament to discuss them. I would assume everyone who reads here knows where I stand on things and it seems there are many people out there who share my thoughts. That's rather comforting!
When I refer to these rooms in my blog posts, it's categorically speaking because really, it's all the same room. We have a petite maison.
For no particular reason, I decided to get my personal office stuff in order. Usually this is prompted by the despair that only comes from a missing document (kindly read in a menacing tone). Two things I then added to cart last week:
Michele's Small Catholic Day Planner. Just wonderful. I need to have a spiral bound calendar to carry 'round in my purse. This one is particularly helpful in listing all the liturgical dates and details - I used it during prayer last night as it was late and I could not remember what week of Ordinary Time it was. Ah ha! It's on my calendar. I still somehow managed to think February was about three weeks away instead of tomorrow. But I can't blame the calendar for that.
Quicken - I used this years ago and loved it. But when my computer died, I didn't buy a new copy. I spent all of Saturday staring at categories. I manage our family's finances and think I do a pretty good job but there were some dizzy moments as I saw everything illustrated on a pretty pie chart (and no, it had nothing to do with yarn). I had the sudden desire to clip coupons and I guarantee that has never happened before.
I also started sorting through tax documents which is always fun.
This overflowed to the schoolroom too and we're staying a little more on task. I have this dreadful feeling that I'm failing Kindergarten. We're just not having the year I wanted for my son. I was thrilled to see him finish the first Faith and Freedom reader on Saturday. I think he's fine but. I can't finish that sentence. I'm not 100% sure what it is I feel is lacking and I'm wearing myself out trying to provide it.