Monday, September 3, 2012

Catholic Woman's Almanac ~ For Labor Day ~ 9/3/12

Moments of Gratitude:
~ reconnecting and renewing conversation with Colleen...heartfelt talks and laughter and spirit
~ rocking, rocking, singing, and praying with Max as Joe sits at my feet and helps to teach him the Hail Mary
~ soul-stirring conversation followed by silly laughter with Tom 

Beauty in the Ordinary:
This week I watched Joe sit by our flower bed and observe the butterflies that flitted among the lantana, zinnias, and butterfly bush. He watched patiently as they came and sipped nectar. I was momentarily transfixed by the way that the sunlight illuminated his hair, how the breeze carried his laughter, and just the absolute warmth of the moment. Beauty indeed.

From the Kitchen:
Today, it is this for leftovers....
Tuesday: summer spaghetti sauce (with corn pasta)
Wednesday: Quinoa stuffed bell peppers
Thursday: not quite there yet.. ;)
Friday: to Katie's for Charlie's Baptism!

~ For the unborn, their mothers, and their fathers....

If we remember that God loves us, and that we can love others as He loves us, then America can become a sign of peace for the world. From here, a sign of care for the weakest of the weak - the unborn child - must go out to the world. If you become a burning light of justice and peace in the world, then really you will be true to what the founders of this country stood for. God bless you!
~Mother Teresa

~ For all schoolteachers and students everywhere...that this year will be blessed and peaceful

The Lord by Romano Guardini ~ with Tom (revisiting this one that we read 10! years ago together...)
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankwiler ~ with Joe
A Isn't for Fox ~ with Max (loving the fact that he is FASCINATED by letters and their sounds. He will now point to the Y and say "U" and then look at me and laugh and say, "No, no, no mommy....dat's a Y!" Silly, silly fun that warms this teacher-mama's heart!)
The Sandcastle Girls ~ waiting for this one from the library... about the atrociously evil Armenian genocide. How is is possible that we don't know more about this? I thought that we weren't going to allow such atrocities to happen again? Where IS our humanity?

Peach Frozen Yogurt
Baked Apple Crisp
Shel Silverstein....on You Tube

Looking Ahead:
Heading to my sister's home on Friday for the Baptism of my newest nephew, Charlie. So excited to be with family, sharing in such a beautiful Sacrament..... Oh. And my dear cousin Jason, who is now a Deacon, will be helping to celebrate. 

From our trip to Disney....

Gratefully sharing at Suscipio

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