Monday, August 19, 2013
Catholic Woman's Almanac
Moments of Gratitude:
* A surprise chance to sit and visit with some lovely ladies I haven't seen in awhile.
* Good friends and their willingness to help.
* A performance on Saturday by the dance troupe Ms 17 yo is in that surely must have been pleasing to God.
* A lovely plaque of St. Therese sent to me by Ms 21 yo's boyfriend's mother. I can't wait to hang it in my room.
* The absolutely phenomenal weather we have been having lately.
The Week Ahead:
This is the last week before school starts for everyone. Ms 14 yo is wanting to start her school work this week, but everyone else, young and old, will be starting next week. How to make the most of this last week? Hmmm, the weather is supposed to be hot so hopefully we can fit in some water time somehow. Otherwise it is another week of theater and dance classes as well as the beginning of choir practice for three of the kids and Mr 13 yo's first soccer game.
In the Kitchen:
I still have to figure out what to make for our Friday dinner as it will be meatless, has to be made before noon and will have to travel well since we won't be eating it till about 5:30 as we await soccer practice. That one is still stumping me. Otherwise I believe we have some beer braised beef, scalloped ham and potatoes, turkey tetrazzini and American spaghetti (a great-grandma recipe :) on the menu.
This blog post by Birgit. She is spot on about this topic that so many people deal with. Also pondering a talk on prayer that I listened to as well as how to carry my crosses better.
* For our new school year, that we can learn and have it be interesting and that we can do it with a minimal amount of fighting :).
* For all those starting college - that they will stay safe, learn a lot from good teachers, and will preserve their faith.
* That the man behind us would stop burning his toxic garbage every Sunday night.
It was a lazy Sunday, and a beautiful one at that. I took my copy of "Rapunzel Let Down" out to the hammock and started re-reading it again. The perfect type of story to pass a Sunday afternoon. Other than that, I've been reading "Introduction to the Devout Life" one chapter each night and really trying to meditate on his wonderful words.
As I mentioned above, Ms 17 yo participated in a performance of "The Prodigal Son" at our parish this weekend and here are a two of the many photos I took: