I really wanted to write and publish a blog post tonight, but haven’t the mental energy or inspiration for one whole coherent piece. Isn’t that why Quick Takes were invented?
Join Kelly and many better bloggers for their Quick Takes of this week.
1.When the men play poker… the wives blog.
Or is it just me? I love that my husband has a great group of friends who get together for fun poker, cigars and scotch but also, believe it or not, they have met every 2 weeks since September to read and discuss encyclicals together, (encyclicals are letters from the Pope to the whole Catholic church). Us wives have done it to, on the alternating weeks, and read beautiful documents on the Church’s view of family, sexuality, marriage, and parenthood. Such good stuff and so helpful to have friends to discuss these things with. #blessed
2.I have a secret little wedding planner inside me,
and it has resurfaced in these last weeks before my little sister’s wedding! (I wrote about her bridal shower the other day) I got to go look at some chair covers and it just brought out a side of me that hasn’t had much exercises lately! I have a few weeks to finish the decorations I am responsible for, but also a few more ideas to run past Anne while she is in town, and the gift opening to plan, am I crazy to be so excited for this!?
for a few years and I finally listened and started the series, and I am really enjoying it! I love finding a good show and having seasons and seasons to catch up on! Its the perfect kind of show for me, I can only half pay attention but still follow along well enough. Interesting cases for each episode but then the back story is interesting as well. I don’t usually like lawyer shows but I find this one well done and the characters are realistic enough to both like and hate at the same time.
4. We had a provincial election on Tuesday,
with shocking results. The party who has had power for over 40 years was toppled and their supporters split allowing a very left leaning party to assume a huge majority of seats. It means major change coming to a very conservative area, in every sense of the word. Now we have a young (three are still in college) inexperienced group of MLA’s running our province. One with a very socialist agenda. One of the first things they did was a “health care assessment” deciding that the first thing we need is more abortion clinics, oh and the removal of GST on tampons. So pray for Alberta if you have any extra prayers. Its going to be a rough 4 years around here.
5. My crunchy side has been getting some exercise.
I’ve found neighbor who organizes the purchase of “organic” (without the official label) eggs and chickens (the kind you put in the freezer, not the kind you put in the yard) from a local Hutterite colony (the Hutterites are a interesting group of religious communal people who live in rural areas around here). It’s made me happy, happy enough to consider buying a whole quarter or half of a grass raised cow from another friend whose parents ranch. I feel like an adult. A bit of a crazy adult to be so excited about a full freezer… and spending hundreds of dollars on a cow. Any advice? Is this crazy talk for a family of 4?
6. We are still on track to complete the 33 Days to Morning Glory personal retreat…
wahoo! I tried to read and thought about doing St. Louis deMontfort’s consecration (to Jesus through Mary) in highschool or my younger years, but was put off by how big of a DEAL it was, but now I am seeing God’s hand in causing me to wait til now. Praying daily with my husband and discussing our thoughts on inviting Mary, the Mother of God even more deeply into our lives and relationship has been so wonderful and I am learning so much from him, my husband, and from the experience. I am looking forward to the next 22 days and will probably share more! If anyone has thought about it, I highly recommend it. (Not sponsored or affiliate, just really like it)
7. Need a laugh?
I really don’t have much more to share, and I hear noises from the (previously was) sleeping babies room. So check out this article that Rosie shared on Facebook. It made me laugh to hard today, A Day in the Life of Pinterest
Thinking of and praying for all the mothers out there this weekend, especially my own, incredible mother, my mother in law whom I love dearly, my wonderful grandmothers, god mother, and my friends and family members who are also mothers, with children on earth, in heaven, or spiritual children. I am praying especially for those for whom mothers day is hard for any reason. God Bless us all!