Skip to main content

Day 328: Don't Act Like You're Not Impressed

Top L: Kindergarten Pumpkin R: Color The Psalms
Bottom L: Pre-K Math Turkey R: Shakespeare quote from Inspired Life Co 

Top: Beer print from Hatch Prints (not thanksgivng, I just like it)
Bottom: Gaaaa. I can't find the source. Might be Inspired Life Co. But I colored it.

Please enjoy these stunning #nofilter photos of the whole of our Thanksgiving decorations. (Insert laughing emoji). Holiday decorating isn't my specialty, but I got a couple of great printables via email newsletters from a couple of Etsy shops I follow. We're leaving for Thanksgiving anyway, but I figured I might as well put my $0.20 library printing to good use, right? 

Bullets of gratitude for today: 
  • Thanksgiving printables. Duh!
  • Sanguine matchmakers - I'm terrible at introducing myself to new people, but the gal who runs the play area where I take the kids most Wednesdays is great at finding common ground for two people whom she is introducing. I met another mom of 3 who just moved from Fargo. Yay! 
  • A couple of things didn't go my way today, and I handled it without throwing a tantrum like the big baby I usually am. This is big for me.
  • Kids went to bed well tonight, despite being almost crazed with excitement for the weekend. 
  • Our apartment building reeked today and I diffused some essential oils all day and now it smells so delightful in here. Lavender and YL Purification for the win! 
  • I just enjoyed a full hour of silence sitting on my bed. I reviewed the many packing lists and reminders in my planner (in hopes that dumping them out now will allow me to sleep without worrying). I scrolled Facebook and got caught up on a couple of blog posts I'd wanted to read, and just rested my feet from The Day Of All The Packing. 
  • I listened to the vocation story below today and it was amazing. I enjoyed it so much while I was running around packing and worrying and cleaning today. I am obsessed with vocation and conversion stories. I can't get enough of them. This one is so great. I love priests. 



Happy Thanksgiving to All! 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Day 304: You Have Dignity Because You Belong To God

"We let our ability to do things speak to our dignity.... You are not valuable because you do things. You are not valuable because you look good or because you have a charming personality or because you have been successful at work. You have dignity because you belong to God." ~The Reverend Brian Larkin, Homily for 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 23, 2016. 

Listen to the full homily here (choose the one for XXX Sunday in Ordinary Time).

His homily is directly related to a physician-assisted suicide measure on the ballots in Colorado next week, but is applicable to everyone. He tells a moving story about Pope John Paul II at the end of his life, and discusses how, as humans, we all have inherent dignity. Even if we are not productive (something I could use a lesson in). Even if we are suffering (which we all will at times).

I'm so glad that my church is clear about its stance on human dignity. We aren't valuable because someone wants us or because we are doing s…

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…