Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Accidental Marriage Book Club

cover-accidental marriageThis is a very interesting work of fiction that makes you think.  The characters grow and develop as the story unfolds.  Sometimes you find yourself not liking one or the other, but if you stick with it, I think in the end you will enjoy it. It is the featured book for the CatholcMom book club and if you are interested in participating, all you need to know is right here.  Join us!  

Friday, February 27, 2015

7 Quick Takes of Randomness to infinity & beyond....

seven quick take friday 2
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1.  Some music for your Friday:  Come as You Are by David Crowder, I keep listening to it to remind myself that all the pain and sorrow and suffering in this world can be laid down at the foot of the Cross and He's got this for all of us.

2. A few things I've laid down at the Cross today, job situations for my children, numerous family/friends who are sick or have ill family members, First Penance at work tonight, Rachel's Vineyard retreat in our diocese this weekend, and fortitude for myself.  If you'd like, pray a Memorare for all those intentions and know that I've prayed for you as well.  

3.  I did a webinar last night on using social media in ministry.  It's a bit disconcerting to speak to a laptop, forward slides, and never see a face.

4.  I scare myself on the days I try to use my office key for my house and house key for my office.  They are totally different keys, one is round-ish and silver, they other square-ish and gold.  What's even worse is when I try to open my front door by pushing my car remote.  Have you ever done that?  No need to answer, but wow, it's freaky!

5.  How is your Lent going?  I did not make any big plans and it turns out I was right in doing this, life has been throwing me enough curve balls.  I keep praying and focusing on trying to do the right thing and moving forward.  By God's grace, it's working.

6.  Sorry I'm so all over the place.  I'm doing laundry while I'm writing. I also need to tidy up "my room".  I still have not come up with a good name for my room, my space  I use it for so many purposes:  a quiet place to pray and read, an office, a sewing and craft room, , My cousin suggested "studio" but that doesn't seem to fit.  I used "woman cave" for a while but I don't like that much. 

7.  How about another song? It's an old favorite of mine, especially appropriate for Lent

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thoughts on the drive in

I drive about thirty minutes each day to work. Not my longest commute but certainly not my shortest. Sometimes I talk to friends, sometimes I pray, sometimes I listen to the radio.  Often my mind wanders as the sights on the road catch my eye.

Today I noticed a bumper sticker, "mykiddidsomethingright"; is that really so noteworthy you need a bumper sticker?  Or are you being snarky in response to the "My Child is on the Honor Roll" bumper stickers?

See lipstick, it works.  No, that's not from this morning
Ever since it was suggested to me to keep tweezers in the car I am amazed I lasted until this age without thinking I should do that.  Oh wait, I never really needed them before I became this age!

I feel sorry for men; they can't wear lipstick to brighten up on those mornings when you look like you didn't sleep.  And on the topic of make-up; when you are tired, (IMO) more make-up makes you look worse, not better.  And that blue eye-liner trick, I think it works.

I want to believe I can wake up without caffeine, but some mornings I am deluding myself.  I feel sorry on those mornings for people who try to interact with me in a meaningful way before 10:00 a.m. Today was one of those mornings.

If I had more time, I could write more and better posts.  Not more better, mind you, because that's poor grammar.