Church in the Home
I can't believe that it is Pentecost in just a few short days. We will make time to read The Feast of Pentecost and Pentecost in The Children's Bible Reader (pages 268 - 269). One of the easiest ways to celebrate a Twelve Great Feast is to wear clothing to church in the Liturgical color of the feast. The color for Pentecost is green, so I have to look through our clothing to see if we each have a little green to wear. If not, perhaps I'll make wee boutonnieres to embellish our outfits.
We had the tummy bug here this week and I spent a lot of time cleaning and re-cleaning the bathrooms. One thing that I noticed was that our wastepaper baskets (and kitchen garbage can) are not paragons of cleanliness. This week, I will be sure to fill them up with some water and soap, let them soak in the sun for a bit, and give them a good scrub.
The last two films that I have seen in the theater have included folk songs from the 17th century that I have just loved. Lavender's Blue was featured in Cinderella, and though it doesn't seem to be part of the soundtrack, I have found several other nice recordings. When I went to see Far From the Madding Crowd last Friday, Let No Man Steal Your Thyme was featured. When I was growing up, my father would sing to us in the car (as he had grown up doing with my grandparents) and it was our favorite part of night-time trips. The trio has been really interested in memorizing jump rope chants and nursery rhymes and so I want to sing these with them!
Kitchen, Pantry, and Table
This week is fast-free and I plan to take advantage of the abundance of lovely summer foods we enjoy on the barbeque: Hamburgers, hot dogs, steak, bbq chicken, kebabs! Delicioso as our four year old likes to say!
I have been searching for a new bathing suit for a few years now. My criteria was that it would work well with my physique (I'm busty), is modest, and is stylish (but in more of a classic way, rather than a trendy way). Enter my friend, Maria. She suggested that I check out Divinita Sole. Everything she tells me about I end up loving and I wish that I had checked out the site sooner (she has recommended these bathing suits several years in a row). I chose a navy suit with an edge of rosettes on the bodice and love it!