I am trying to live my life one day at a time. I was a little—okay, a lot discouraged last night because of missing my family and wanting to be there at this time of transition. (My mom’s been moved into a nursing home.)
I went to bed sad but woke up hopeful.
That has to be grace, don’t you think?
window front door…
We are having one last hurrah here in Minnesota, and let me tell you, it’s been gorgeous. These were taken during our morning walk yesterday:
Wow, right? I am seeing so so many beautiful pictures on Instagram and Facebook. It’s as if God is saying, “Don’t worry. I got this.”
Fall elections included.
I am thinking…
…about my mom and my dad, my brother and my sisters.
Please, in your charity, say a prayer for this couple. Married 70 years and must now live apart…
My father’s heart is breaking.
I am thankful…
…for my three puppies.
They can be whiny, loud and extremely naughty, but they are also extremely cute & cuddly, and I NEED cute & cuddly in my life right now.
(Do we ever not need cute & cuddly?)
One of my favorite things…
I drink a ton of coffee because if I didn’t? I’d drink wine.
I am creating…
…this blog post! And that feels good.
I am also working on editing three sets of Senior photos, one set of which includes my Jem!
Ou en noir et blanc, si vous preferez:
(Note to anyone who’s impressed by my mad editing skills: I had help from my momtographer friends!)
I am wearing…
…a cute black blouse that I found at WalMart, (I know, right?!), denim capris and brown Mary Janes.
I am reading…
The Confessions of X, which I just finished and loved, Dakota: A Spiritual Journey, and All the Light We Cannot See. All three books are Well-Read Mom recommendations and, while I don’t have time to do a full review here, I can say that they are filling my heart with goodness and my head with new, enriching ideas.
I am watching…
Snippets and bits, here and there.
One of my new fun Netflix favorites is The American Bible Challenge. Have you seen it? Hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, it’s a game show that pits three teams of three against one another in answering a gamut of questions from Sacred Scripture.
It’s a little bit cheesy at times but good family fun, and I am humbled by my lack of knowledge. Almost always, I finish the episode and pick up my Bible to look up the questions that I missed; this is a good thing! “Ignorance of the Bible is ignorance of Christ” (St. Jerome). Plus, Jeff Foxworthy is funny.
I am hoping…
…not to succumb to discouragement. The devil works overtime to drag us down, and in my case, it’s negative thinking.
I am learning…
…to let go.
In my kitchen…
My daughter and I started a Whole30 together, and though I’m only on Day 3, I’m already thinking of throwing in the towel. My heart’s not in it this time around, and I’ve been talking to some friends online about the health risks that stem from a diet high in saturated fat.
I guess you could say that I’m culinarily confused. All I want is to stop over-eating.
All I want is to be physically, emotionally and spiritually fit.
In the school room…
We have added Classically Catholic Memory to our schedule this year and oh, how I love it! The materials are beautifully challenging and the co-op, so much fun.
“The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us every day in His goodness.”
~ St. Gianna Molla
A Moment from My Day:
Okay so, that was two moments. Forgive me, and God’s blessings on the rest of your week!