Here is this Week’s List of Ten Things for Which I’m Grateful:
- The cup of coffee at my side. It’s Caribou’s Obsidian blend today.
- My copy of Magnificat, which I am forever misplacing and which makes it all the more valuable when I find it.
- The 68-degree day we had yesterday (Are you teasing us, dear Lord?) and the awesome, amazing pink & orange sunset last evening! John Michael called it the “Heavenly Ocean” because of all the churning clouds. I tried to get a picture but keep in mind that we were on our way to choir practice and there are only so many pictures you can take with your arm hanging out of the van.
- The songs on my new Flylady cd, especially “Flybaby” and “Feather Duster Shake” which my kids request over & over. You gotta trust me here–these songs are very jazzy & fun!
- My faraway friend-of-the-heart Sarah Jane, who just last night asked us to be the godparents of her dear little baby-boy-on-the-way, Ian. Does this mean we get to fly to Alaska for the baptism?
- My husband’s way with words. He has come up with a new nickname for our two-year-old, based upon her utter defiance and fist-shaking contempt for those in authority. He now calls her “Little Hezbollah.”
- Governor Tim Pawlenty and his getting re-elected. I particularly enjoyed his acceptance speech, during which he spent several minutes speaking of God and country and then segued into thanking his “red hot smokin’ wife.” That’ll keep his listeners on their toes!
- The National Catholic Register. It is the only paper at which I never need to shake my fist in contempt.
- Blogs: the people who write them, the people who read them, and the people who have come into my life on account of them. I am an old dog learning many new tricks through these blogs! One of my favorite posts this week is this one at Kristen’s In a Garden of Love and Light.
- Our Lord and Our Lady and the Communion of Saints (Well, that’s really 3 but I’m sure you’ll indulge me.)
Visit Lisa at Joyful Chaos to read a whole lot of other lists. Leave a nice comment to thank her for her hard work.
And don’t forget to have a blessed day!