Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thankful Thursday: June 28th

  1. Cool breezes
  2. By pure happenstance seeing Kevin Youkilis's last at bat for the Red Sox (a triple!!)
  3. A week with easy dinner duty thanks to Hubby crocking the weekend away.
  4. Frozen Lemonade 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Quick Takes #108

  1. Our local parish's VBS concludes today; can't really tell if Lisbeth is learning anything but she seems to enjoy the crafts and create a springboard for discussions ~ for example yesterday she brought home a couple of crafts pertaining to the Good Shepard.
  2. On this bloggers recommendation I purchased a couple Brother Francis DVDs and the Lets Pray is definitely a hit!  
  3. Fortnight for Freedom began yesterday and runs till July 4th;  here is an overview of Archbishop Chaput's talk at the Catholic Media conference this week on the key points of religious freedom.
  4. And an interesting article on whether we American Catholics are entering  Act III here in the U.S.
  5. Tomatoes are growing on my back patio, and maybe strawberries (Lisbeth's request).
  6. Summer came in like a blazing phoenix, truly hoping the 100 degree day is not precedent setting.
  7. Wonderful weekend everyone!
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thankful Thursday; June 21st

  1. Ice Coffees
  2. Lavender blooming
  3. A/C on a sweltering day
  4. Cold improving and funk lifting
  5. Making muffins with my munchkins
  6. Moments of quiet of prayer
  7. Strength and support from my husband

Friday, June 8, 2012

Quick Takes #107

  1. Favorite moments of the week : Liam exchanging kisses, back and forth, forth and back!
  2. Picking fruits and veggies with Lisbeth at the farmers market; she does not always eat them but it is exciting to see she chose different things and explore a little.
  3. Unfortunately did not include seeing any of Venus crossing the sun, too cloudy.  But the build-up was fun and the pictures are amazing.
  4. Did not see much of the jubilee either but wish Queen Elizabeth II continued success, and hope Prince Phillip is on the mend and home soon (if he is not already).
  5. Loving these photos which have been making the rounds of FB: the first I believe is an engagement shot, the second was when they celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2007. 
  6. Building slide/activity set this weekend for the backyard; Lisbeth is very excited ~ Liam has no idea but will hopefully be thrilled.
  7. Have a great one ~ whatever your weekend holds!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

When the words don't come

And sometimes the words don't come: a stressful couple of weeks with my husband working a lot and so  me soloing at home a lot, a nagging summer cold, and minor but real worries about the kids have many post ideas swirling in my head but nothing that wants to take form when I can sit at the keyboard.

Not wanting the perfect become the enemy of the good ~ and let so much time go by that I begin to have unrealistic expectations of what is worthy for me to publish ~ a few words from me; and a link to someone saying how this time feels to me so much better than I can because sometimes the words don't come.

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