My Week

Weekly Recap (5.29.2020)

A Precious Jewel (Stapleton-Downes Book 2)

What I read: I started The Cloister Walk and A Precious Jewel.

Emma (15 years old) finished Unwanteds 2: Island of Silence.

Ben (8 years old) is reading Stink Moody and The Great Guinea Pig Express.

What I watched:  House Hunters International, Parks and Recreation, and Justified.

Blessings this week: 

-The weather was finally warm enough to swim, so the kids braved the chilly water and enjoyed themselves.


-The library opened back up for curbside pickups, so we got some new books to read.

Something I learned this week: 

-That rat snakes can climb brick walls. My sister found one after it ate two baby birds that were nesting in a pot:(

Simeon Stylites, Saint

-St. Simeon the Stylite lived on top of a pillar for 30 years.

Something I was happy to accomplish this week:

-We took a quick day trip to the Ave Maria Grotto this week. It was simply beautiful. Everyone kept a safe distance between each other, so we didn’t need to wear our masks. They also had a beautiful path that was lined with the stations of the cross. The children named each station as we walked along and the path eventually led to a very serene graveyard that belongs to the Benedictine monastery.

Funny things that happened this week:

-When we reached the section at the Grotto dedicated to the Vatican city, Emma turned to my husband and said, “This is our motherland.” LOL  **On a bizarre note, I didn’t realize that the statue of Jesus had a red light glowing on it. When I saw the pictures on my phone I immediately thought I was witnessing the Sacred Heart of Jesus glowing…but with further contemplation…there was probably a stained glass in the roof of the cave:)

-After we did a workout together and were enjoying a nice stretch, Ben moaned out, “My spine is having a joy ride.”

-I was watching a baking hacks video on Facebook and Ben peeked over my shoulder and said, “Mama, why are you watching that satisfying baking show?”

Two of my favorite posts from the week:

Image may contain: text that says 'People will stop asking you questions if you answer back in interpretive dance.'

My kids can attest to this….

Image may contain: text that says 'IF YOU SEE SOMEONE WITHOUT A SMILE, GIVE THEM ONE OF YOURS. -Aolly Parton'

Stay safe and try to keep on laughing!



2 thoughts on “Weekly Recap (5.29.2020)

    1. Me too. She is consistently good and thankfully very prolific.
      The other funny thing about the baking show comment was that he said it in a very accusatory manner…like I was guilty of something! “Mamaaaaaa, why are you watching that satisfying baking show?!”


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