Saturday, January 10, 2009

Back to the Ordinary

Christmas is done
And it's back to the Ordinary...

Ordinary meals, ordinary cares,
Ordinary lessons, ordinary prayers,
Ordinary children I tend the needs of,
This ordinary family with ordinary love.

It isn't very ordinary,
This Ordinary Time.


Today, we put the Christmas tree to the curb. Tomorrow begins Ordinary Time. I am so glad. :) One of my very favorite things about the church is the church year, the liturgical year with it's times of fasting and times of celebrating and times of...ordinary. I'm ready for ordinary again.

The cable for my digital camera is MIA, so I can't post the rest of my Christmas pictures! Also, I dropped my camera on New Year's Eve, so I can't take any pictures until I get that fixed. Waaaah! Without my camera, I feel like I've lost a limb or something. "Wait!" I'll say, when the baby does something cute, "Let me get my....Oh. Never mind."

We started back to school this week, just part time. I was going to wait until Monday, but I'm glad we didn't wait. It's taken us all week to get two days of lessons done. Ouch. Kain, especially, is having a hard time getting back to work. So am I, frankly. It's a big leap to get back to "doing it all". I've made some big changes in our schedule and routines to try and help, but it's been exhausting.

The kids started basketball practice this week. Neither has played before, but they decided to give it a try with a nearby Upward team. I also enrolled them for a couple of classes with our homeschool co-op and those will start at the end of the month. We've been sticking pretty close to home since Tess was born, but now I feel ready to get out more. Maria will be dancing in a feis (an Irish dance competition) at the end of the month as well. I have to get my camera back by then!!

Tess is 7 months old now and *so* very much fun. She can now say 3 words, "Mama", "Dadda" and "Nuhnuh", our word for nursing. She loves to play peek a boo and roll, roll, roll all over the house.

I wish I could blog more...the kids are out of reading and rest time already! I'm having a really hard time finding time to blog, though I want to blog more! Ah well...that will come...right now we have to focus on getting back to our "normal".
Jack is poopy and Tess is fussing and we have a house to straighten, so off I go. Hi ho. Hi ho.


mysteryhistorymom said...

So glad you will be doing co-op this time! So are we! yippee! What will we do without Debbie JO?? Lori

Anonymous said...

I am ready for "ordinary" too...although the house looks so dark and bare now. Looks like it's ready for Lent : ) So fortunate you are to have a coop nearby. They are few and far between in Philadelphia...if at all...Theresa

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry about your camera and cord! I'd be lost without mine, too. I take pictures of everything! You're right, it has been very difficult getting back into the "ordinary" routines. It was sad getting the tree down this weekend and at Mass, the kids went to say a "goodbye" to the manger scene. :-)