Laid Back Sunday at the Zoo

It was a quiet day the zoo. Richard picked up Douglas from a Boy Scout camping trip mid morning. Early afternoon Mandy and I headed out to the store since we were running low on milk. Running out of milk in this house is NOT an option. The children played outside between the rain showers.

Right now dinner is in the oven and we will be sitting down for family meal here in the next hour. We are having a family favorite: zippy beef. We are going to have salad, applesauce and garlic bread with it.

I hope you have an enjoyable rest of your Sunday.

Pax Christi!

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome

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Sunday at the Zoo

I try to keep Sundays at the zoo calm. That has not been happening lately. We need to get caught up with chores, overtime for Richard, and just overall madness. The bank account loves the overtime, but it causes havoc around the house. The children don’t get their daddy time and miss him, so when he comes home is he tired and then gets swamped by the children, especially a couple of four year olds that are Daddy’s little girls. All the chaos has made for grumpy animals and zookeepers.

Today Richard didn’t have to work overtime, but we had to run errands. We were running out of milk, which can’t happen in this milk loving family. We were down to our last gallon and the animals were getting concerned. Plus Richard had upgraded his cell phone, but we couldn’t get the phone to activate making Richard an even unhappier zookeeper.

I have been telling my friend Kerry Ann over at Cooking Traditional Foods that system migration is never fun or easy and is always a pain. For the past two months she has been working on a complete migration and upgrade of her website, blog, and forum. I kept reminding her of this when she ran into problems last week with the official migration. She turned the tables today and reminded me that migration is never easy and it doesn’t matter the size or scope. And that is so true. If you have a chance, check out her new site . It is AWESOME!

So we put a trip to the Verizon store on the errand list and found out the problem: a typo in the serial number of the phone in the Verizon software program. The phone is now up and running and Richard is a happy zookeeper. Right now he is playing with the phone trying to figure out all the bells and whistles. Men and their toys.

Later on, Liz, Mandy and I are going to head out to Panera Bread for dinner. We are celebrating Mandy’s Confirmation a couple of weeks late because of the aforementioned craziness.

I hope your Sunday is a little quieter than ours!

Pax Christi!

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome

Serene Sunday

Today was definately a better Sunday than last week. After the battles last week, the rooms have stayed clean and the attitudes are slowly improving so I count this week a success.

We have big changes happening though. Today we took the cribs, and put the girls in into “big girl beds.” Needless to say, naps didn’t happen today, but I figure night time will be better because of it. It was cute, they kept bed hopping and we would find 2 or 3 girls in a bed. Next time I will remember to take the camera and get some pictures.

Mandy went to a friends birthday party after we set up the girls beds. So she is absent for dinner. I will need to pick her up in an hour or so. Liz is getting ready for finals this week. Her first time dealing with it. She is lucky though, for one class she has to turn in a paper. Then her remaining finals are on Thursday and Friday so she has all week to study.

I also baked a couple of loaves of bread for my MOPS meeting tomorrow. It is the annual soup and bread dinner. Since they found out I make my own bread I was told I HAD to bring some.

I hope you had a serene Sunday too!

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome