Monday, July 30, 2012

Catholic Woman's Almanac

Moments of Gratitude:

~ a fun dinner and movie night with friends
~ a very good homily (even humorous at times) from our priest
~ cooler days and cooler nights since we still have no a/c
~ a painting project with Ms 16 yo
~ work for Ms 20 yo
~ a box of fresh picked Michigan peaches from a friend

In the Kitchen:

Right now it's scones and juice for breakfast.  Tonight we'll be dining on one of our favorites, grilled balsamic pork chops and peaches.  Based on the above last entry, there's sure to be a lot of peach based items coming from our kitchen this week.

Looking Ahead:

This week we have our Catholic Kids Camp that friends of ours put together every year.  This is the first year the kids will all be involved for the entire week.  I'll be taking photos and plan to post about this wonderful event later in the week.


Still plugging my way through "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist".  Last week for fun I read "Catholic Philosopher Chick Makes Her Debut" by Rebecca Bratten Weiss.  It was a good book that I'd recommend!  Now I've started "Platform" by Michael Hyatt.


~ for the families we know who have recently lost loved ones
~ for financial concerns
~ for safe travels for my parents
~ for the grace to recognize and do God's Will


Ms 20 yo practicing her petitions at the wedding rehearsal we were at last week while Father blocked the sun from her eyes.  I like it because it looks like he's blessing her while she's reading :)


  1. You're right, it does look like he's blessing her! She has a beautiful smile.

    Peach cobbler, peach ice cream, peach pie...they all sound good.

  2. Mmmmm...peaches! They're the absolute best taste of summer.

  3. I always thought of Michigan for apples..: )
    but you have good peaches too?
    Peach cobbler's one of my favorites, but I don't have a great recipe. +

  4. Caroline, Yes, Michigan has a short, but good crop of peaches every year. We live in a neighboring state, but I have friends and in-laws who go there peach picking every year.

    I think Peach crisp will be first up, once I pick up the vanilla ice cream!