As I'm steeling away a few quiet moments this morning, I am looking through slits. We are on day number 10 of a diarrhea outbreak in our household. I was up twice last night, both at midnight and at 3am having to clean up a child and change bedding. Did I mention that Monkey Toes is out of town on business? I don't want to say that it always happens that way, but it frequently does. I have been a hand washing mad woman. My first question to the kids is, "did you remember to wash your hands?" I'm a bit slow-moving this morning, but the sun is shining and I have a special project planned today for the kiddos and I.
Today is also the feast day of St. Joachim (Patron Saint of Fathers) and St. Anne (Patron Saint of Mothers) - the Blessed Virgin's Parents. How appropriate, seeing as I have struggled the past 10 days with my parental duties. So I ask for prayers from St. Joachim and St. Anne, that I may have a light and happy heart as I take care of my family and complete(??) my chores today. May all I do today, glorify God.