Happy Feast Day of St. Martha! Quickly becoming someone that I turn to often because I keep adding to my plate. CWA Time people!!! Link up time over at Suscipio! Pretty self-explanatory, just respond to the bold items and link up!
::My little monk’s fever broke. He’s all better. Weird it was only a few hours, but I’ll take it.
::Deacon TC living right next door. From making peanut butter pies with his wife randomly after mass to talking about Third Orders before I left, it’s awesome that he’s right there.
::My friend S sending me a text SUPER early to warn me that all of the hymns have changed for the mass I was cantoring at. She’s good like that. She even sent a youtube video link of one I didn’t know.
::RCIA Organization meetings. It’s great to see and be with others who are fired up. Especially this woman, DD. She’s a living angel I tell ya.
::Blinds. It’s B-R-I-G-H-T in my new bedroom.
::Divine providence. Being in the right place at the right time when she thought no one was looking. I was looking and I was praying. She didn’t even know it.**
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. Always.
I am praying for better discernment on some things. That’s all I’ll say about that.
**Won’t you pray for her too? Her name is Patty and her son, Arjun has been diagnosed with a tumor behind his ear. He’ll be in the first grade. While benign, this will take a few procedures and there’s a chance it will come back. Maybe this is the little boy Monsignor asked me to pray for as penance after confession?
I am praying for all of you. All of the time.
Why? Because that’s what we do. Pray for eachother.
I am thinking that I hate (now that’s a string word, isn’t it) that I am controlled at times by hormones. I don’t like to be cranky and short tempered. More than that, I hate (there it is again) that I fall prey to the chemical changes that happen each month. Enough already! I’m bored with it!
I am also thinking that there is so much I’d like to do, but I don’t know where to begin, what’s right or where it will lead. This is where God comes in, throws me over His divine shoulders while Mary holds on to my flopping hands. Can you picture it?
- Catherine of Siena: The Dialogue, because we should all read it.
- Ear of the Heart by Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B. and Richard DeNeut. Have you seen the documentary, God is the Bigger Elvis? I’ve been to that Abbey (Regina Laudis) for mass. Mother Dolores walked right passed me.
- And I am always in my Christian Prayer book for the Liturgy of the Hours.
My kids are watching their favorite cartoon, Adventure Time. I admit, I love it too. My favorite character? A tie between Lumpy Space Princess (LSP) and Tree Trunks. I can also hear the hum of the refrigerator, and it drives me a little batty. I like total, complete silence. At least I have a refrigerator, right?!
My husband just took out 3 pounds of chicken. You read that right. 3 pounds. Help!
I am looking for ways to spruce up the mantle. Deacon TC came over with the ultimate housewarming gift, a wall hanging of the Last Supper. I’m thinking that I’d like to have a patina, weather worn Virgin Mary by the fire place along with the icon that I was given for Christmas. What do you think? It’s been sold since last I saw her, maybe if I keep looking?
I would also like to add this to the entry way when we walk in (or out). It’s a house blessing, but this one, for me, is particularly sweet.
I am making the last moments of my vacation/staycation/movecation as slow as possible. Part of me is wanting to get back to routine, but a larger part of me will miss the boys.
I am learning and working on music selections for the wedding I am singing at in a couple of weeks. I don’t think I’ll be doing more weddings. For me, they are very stressful.
Around the Web
Have I been around the web? I have been trying to visit 5 new sites a day from Conversion Diary’s 7 posts in 7 days epic blog challenge. Here are some of my favorites:
- Dynamics of Davis (not new, but great anyway!)
- Life of a Catholic Librarian
- The Deliberate Reader
- A Life Dedicated to Prayer
- Mount Carmel
- Time Flies When You’re Having Babies
I wanted you to see the icon I was given. Isn’t she pretty? If you know anything about her, please let me know. I have absolutely NO information on her.