Thursday, June 28, 2007
We will be visiting my mother-in-law and I don't know if she has an internet connection, so I may be out of touch.
Anyway, hope to post a time or two more before I go, but if I don't get to it you'll know what happened.
Here is my thought for the day from Saint Josemaria Escriva:
"If you fall, get up with a greater hope. Self-love alone is incapable of understanding that an error, when put right, helps us to know and to humble ourselves."
Have a blessed day.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Anyway, happy birthday to Mary who often comments on my blog as "anonymous" but of course, I always know who it is. Thanks for inviting me to this fun party-night. May God bless you this birthday and for many, many more to come.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Sounds like it was a wonderful retreat and I can't wait to hear more about it from both Suzanne and Jim. Btw, Suzanne has a lovely montage of the retreat posted today....
Sunday, June 24, 2007
My son Jim from A Catholic Teen's Thoughts has just gotten back from his retreat at Steubenville where he met Suzanne from Sincerely My Thoughts!!!!!! I'm so happy they found each other!!! Sometime, Suzanne, you and I will meet too, I'm sure.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Cool, sunshine-- just lovely. (My camera needs new batteries so I have no pictures :(
Swim meet this morning. Sat next to a warm and friendly mom from the country club we were swimming against. There was nothing in her manner to suggest any disdain for the little neighborhood pool we frequent. Nice.
Took care of some financial stuff with my father's estate. I don't understand finance. I am signing things that are rather confusing. I completely trust the professionals we are working with, but it's kind of unnerving. I like to feel in control and that is not at all the case here. (An opportunity to develop humility and greater surrender to God.) Don't worry. I'm not being stupid, though. I'm just learning about these things a little more slowly than the need to act on them.
The "O-family" came over for dinner along with three Notre Dame friends of my son. What fun that was. We had a simple spur-of-the-moment dinner with little planning-- the kind you have with sweet friends there is no need to impress. It was a peaceful, enjoyable time. We turned our amish table sideways so there was more room to expand, and added three or four leaves to seat 15 people. I love that table and the feeling of unity it brings when we can all sit together.
Lovely day. Another gift from our God who is so good.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Concert House at 8:00pm. He will play for about an hour, Sonata 23 "Appassionata" by Beethoven, Ballade Opus 23 in G minor by Chopin, and Sonata in B Minor by Liszt.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
I was so impressed with the skill with which Deb and Alexa and Suzanne, among others defended the Real Presence. Are you all studying theology? I know Deb is. Anyway, it's a great read if you haven't seen it.
The original post was about why Protestants are not to receive Communion in the Catholic Church. To my astonishment there were over 50 comments!!!
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Saturday, June 09, 2007
They were not expensive, I didn't think. For an Ann Arbor resident it was $19.00 for each craft. There was actually a small current so if you didn't even want to paddle you would still reach your destination.
It was a fun, peaceful afternoon with the family, doing something different.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
She is an intelligent, creative person with interesting, insightful things to say.
She is a good mother with a great son to prove it. :-)
She is a good Catholic who could contribute to discussions on things Catholic.
She must enjoy the blogosphere because I know she is reading at least this blog sometimes...
I think she would like the momentum of writing every day once she got into the habit. (despite childhood experiences with journals which you can read about on her blog... I did the exact same thing with diaries when I was young.)
I think it would prove to be a creative and intellectual outlet for her as it is for so many of us.
She is a reasonable, even-tempered person and it would be nice to have more of such people writing.
She uses words in a clever way. I enjoy her writing.
She has wisdom to share and we could all benefit from it.
So....... go Ruthann!!!!!!!
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
4 New x 2 Meme!
Here is the jist: You have to share four things that were new to you in the past four years. Four things you learned or experienced or explored for the first time in the past four years. New house, new school, new hobby, new spouse, new baby, whatever. Then you have to say four things you want to try new in the next four years.
In the last four years:
1. I started my youngest two children in school after about 14 years of home schooling.
2. I experienced the death of both of my parents. (my mother 3 years ago and my father six months ago)
3. My oldest child graduated from college.
4. I started a blog!!!
In the next four years:
1. I would like to get my house cleaned and organized.
2. I would like to write a book.
3. I want to get in better shape and lose some weight. (I have experienced this before but I would like to experience it again:-)
4. I would like to experience a richer prayer life and a closer relationship to God.
I tag: anyone who would like to do this one :-)
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Here are the rules:
Blend two book titles together by using the last word of one title and the first word of the second title. If you want, you can blend the authors’ names too. Like this:
The Divine Comedy 0f Errors by Dante Shakespeare
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince of Tides by J.K Conroy
The Canterbury Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Geoffrey Blume
The Screwtape Letters to a Young Poet by C.S. Rilke and of course,
The Last Don Quixote by Mario de Cervantes.
Here are my attempts:
In Conversation with Dummies by Brad Fernandez
A Christmas Toad by Arnold Dickens
The Legend of Sleepy Leagues under the Sea by Washington Verne
A Wrinkle in the Blue Dolphins by Madeleine O'Dell
Cover Letters for a Soul by Joyce Lain of Lisieux
I tag the following (should they want to do it) and anyone else who is inclined:
Mary Poppins Not
Do as many or as few titles as you like and tag six people. :-)