Skip to main content

Day 80: Click Fest 2016

Day 80? Whoa. I am pretty pleased with myself for actually making it 80 straight days both expressing gratitude and writing/publishing it!

In the last 24 hours I've become obsessed with reading archives at unclutterer.com. It's a long story, starting with me going through a bunch of stuff I'd ripped out of old Real Simple magazines and ending with a long click-fest. I did find some good articles about moving, so I saved those for a couple of months from now when we will (probably) embark on that adventure. I'm certainly grateful for those tips, as we had virtually no stuff last time we moved and now we have... lots of stuff.

I'm also hoping all the work I'm doing decluttering and weeding down our stuff to what we use, need or love will pay off by easing the blow of packing, unpacking, and setting up a new living space for our little family of five. I have high hopes of being more mindful with our stuff, physical of course, but also electronic and mental stuff. I aspire to be like the people described in this post:  Rules of Organized People. 

I noticed I had about a million things open in Safari on my phone, so I thought maybe I'd share some links I enjoyed.

Holy Week. Easter is drawing nigh, people. I keep referring back to this post from Kendra at Catholic All Year. She's going some great ideas for doing up holy week with the family. The "You Can Still Do This" Guide to All Things Holy Week. 

Zelie! I love learning about saints, especially "modern" saints, and I've recently become just a little obsessed with recently cannonized St. Zelie Martin, a woman with at least one saintly daughter (St. Therese of Lisieux). Check out 12 Things St. Zelie Martin Taught Me About Sainthood as a Mother. 

If you've ever read C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters, you'll "get" this great post in his style called Dear Mama, Satan is Doing Everything He Can to Keep You from Reading This Letter.

And if you've made it this far, I just have one more post to share which resonated with me. Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues. I have more thoughts on it, which I'll maybe share later.

Is this too many links to share at once? I try to share things I like the day I find them but I read a lot of things online and sometimes get backed up. Maybe only one or two will stand out to you, or you can keep them open forever in your Safari. You're welcome.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Seven Random Things I Like

It's been a while, so I'm going to link up with Kelly at This Ain't The Lyceum  for 7 Quick Takes today! I present to you seven random things I like, and for which I am grateful today.

1. Lent! Time to repent! I do like Lent, and with a weird rib-area cartilage injury and a bad cold to set the pace, it's shaping up to be a really Lenty Lent. I'm using the Blessed is She Lenten journal for my daily prayer time and am trying...t r y i n g this 5-Minute sacrifice. I did fairly well at it Wednesday, and pretty crappy Thursday. So there you go. Onward and upward.

I will embarrassingly admit that it took me until my 35th year to realize that I don't have to read all the things on the interwebs, even if they are about a topic of interest to me. The webs are awash with posts about how to Lent, and but thank goodness I resisted the urge to click on all of them and just licked on this one by Jenny at Mama Needs Coffee. Of course you know I want to share everything she w…

I Am A Blogger: CWBN 2017 Recap

The last weekend in March I had the great pleasure of attending a real life blogging conference! Like a real blogger!
JacquiAnna and Susanna hosted the Catholic Women's Blogging Network Twin Cities get together at a stunning Summit Avenue mansion in St. Paul. Thirty-some wonderful Catholic women from the Twin Cities, the Midwest, and even Maryland joined up to talk blogging and really just to support each other and build each other up.

My friend Monica encouraged me to go, and I signed up on a bit of a whim, figuring that if I paid for registration I'd be more inclined to go. If I didn't have a mutual friend link to one of the organizers, and if a couple of my most favoritest bloggers hadn't been speakers, I'd probably have chickened out. 
In response to my evident nerves on the way, my husband wisely mused, "Well, if you're going to walk into a group of people you don't know, this is probably the best group you could pick." Catholic. Women. Fro…

Week 4: What's Saving Me Now

Inspired by this Modern Mrs. Darcy post, I thought I'd do a 7 Quick Takes: What's Saving Me Now edition (linking up with Kelly (hilarious today, BTW) because I like to pretend I'm a real blogger). I needed a reminder to stop seeing everything that's annoying, or angering, or just plain crappy, and see some good in my life, of which there is plenty. So without further ado:

My Out of Control Center from a few weeks back is standing strong! There's a big mess of stuff I need to go through hiding under my planner, but I've mostly been able to keep the island cluttered with only appropriate items like a zillion water cups, bagel crumbs and sticky spoons. In an apartment with a house's worth of stuff, the small victories matter! Read Aloud Revival book lists (found here). I'm loving the Read Aloud Revival podcast and book lists right now. They have boosted my enthusiasm for reading to the kids. I printed the annual calendar to mark off days we read aloud at l…