Here’s something GREAT I found to participate in over at Suscipio that I would like to add to the rotation here every Monday. I only found it yesterday, so I am a little late, early? I’ll let you decide. Please link up over here every Monday and meet/learn/share with others! Pretty self-explanatory, just respond to the bold items and link up!
::a wonderful visit from my step-daughter
::a peaceful night’s sleep
::my son’s interest in praying the rosary with me nightly
::wearing capri’s to work (because it’s casual today)
::morning theology with my friend, K
::bobby pins as a last minute resort to hold my shirt in place (keeping it modest)
::the cup of coffee my husband made me this morning, and re-heated because I still wasn’t ready
::my youngest son finding security in my side of the bed in the early morning hours
::chocolate covered pretzels at 10:23am
I am praying for my family, my husband and children to stay close to our Lord always. I am also praying for the ability to see God in everything – good, bad, ugly and indifferent.
I am thinking that maybe I need more time to process change and my age is the reason. I was able to go with the flow all the time when I was younger completely unscathed. Now when change happens; I notice my body and mind respond in a way that forces me to slow down (naps – which are generally not in my vernacular) or heed warnings (night terrors. Complete with crying and paralyzing fear).
What am I not reading? I have an addiction. I’ll admit. To books!!! But here are the must reads daily in my rotation:
- Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus by Sherry Weddell. I am reading this for the Lawn Chair Catechism Summer Bible Study I participate over at CatholicMom.com
- 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian Consecration by Michael E. Gaitley, MIC. I am reading this because I love Mary and want to consecrate myself wholly to Jesus through her. There is a really, really, great Examen in the footnotes of this not to mention that each reading is a page and a half (two at most) for reflection. I should be done on the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (7/16/2013) and can’t recommend this enough.
- And Welcome to the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites by Aloysius Deeney because I’m interested. Truly interested. I’ll leave it at that for now.
The typing of keys and music in my head. Lately, I’ve been listening to The Sundays Static and Silence. Yeah showing my age a bit.
Tonight we’re probably having Spanish style Corned beef with white rice and “love fries”. It’s just French fries, but my boys say they are so delicious that the secret ingredient must be love. Hence, “love fries”.
Moving. Boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap = chaos.
I have a black thumb try as I might to have a greener one. My boys though have been growing, from seed, marigolds and a sunflower in these little plastic cups on the window sill. They are finally blooming (the marigold) and I will attempt to transplant them when we move. Wish me luck.
Music for a wedding that I will be singing at in August. Pre-mass, they would like me to sing the Wedding song by Peter, Paul and Mary – not sure what else the couple would like me to sing yet.
Rosaries with a group at work. I make them and give them to the coordinator Ms. M, and she distributes to those in need. I try to make 8 a day. Lately it’s been tough with the move swirling about.
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We have been looking for a recliner and beds for the boys. We are transitioning them from a bunk bed to two twins and there’s nothing that we like really online, so I think we will have to hoof it and actually walk into a furniture store. Otherwise, I’m pinning ALL the time. Or at least when I have a second or two.