Archive For November 28, 2012

The Big Advent Giveaway!

I mentioned a week ago that I would be doing a giveaway soon.  Here it is: As you know, I am determined to make this a lovely, joyful, spirit-filled Advent season.  I have lots and lots of ideas in mind that I might do, but I’m having a difficult time narrowing it down.  So, I’d…

Just a Quick Post…

…because it’s 11:52 and I really should be in bed.But I was laughing at myself because I just completed my Snapfish order at 11:51, 8 minutes before the Penny Prints deal expires. Last night, I completed my Shutterfly Christmas card order at 11:05.  Their special expired 55 minutes later. (Or, at least, my sister said…

Healthy Blessings… A Thanksgiving Reflection

I went to the doctor yesterday and received some potentially alarming news.  Fortunately, we caught it in time and I should be able to fight it through diet and supplements. Unfortunately, on the day before Thanksgiving, I was told I cannot eat meat, white flour, sugar, or dairy products for the next few months. It’s now been…

Preparing for Advent

I can’t believe that Advent is less than two weeks away! As I have been mentally preparing myself, I remembered that, having not made the most of Advent last year,  I posted some ideas on Marthas Heart of what I’d like to do differently in 2012.  I reread it this morning and thought I’d repost it for afewbeadsshort…

Wednesday Whippets, Two Days Late

My plans to do a Wednesday Whippets every week have completely not come to fruition.  But now I realize: I’m always late, so why should my blog posts timely? Here goes… Seven Great Things in the Last Week: 1. My parents celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary yesterday!  In a world where people don’t get married…

Thank You, God

I was sick yesterday.  I suspect food poisoning from ceviché I ate Thursday night, but it might have been a 24 hour bug.   Other than making it out of the house for family photos, I spent the bulk of the day in bed.  Thank God it was a Saturday, so I actually had that luxury. This…

The Key to the Next Four Years?

As I consider the seemingly disastrous election results, the bottom line is that God gives us each free will. On Tuesday, just over half of America turned their backs on God and voted for death, debt, and defenselessness.  My heart is broken and I can’t even imagine how God must feel.  Christ died for us,…

Tied Up in Knots

I was stressed out in 2008, and worried in 2010.  Tonight I’m literally sick to my stomach with worry. Rather than watching the results trickle in, I took long a walk, during which I prayed the Rosary, the Seven Sorrows of Mary, and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Better to pray than to fret, I figure, but…

Big Bird Doesn’t Need a Hand Out

The eight year olds at school are talking politics.  And guess what?  Word on the street is that if Romney gets elected, Big Bird will die. First, let’s agree that these kids haven’t been watching the news, reading the Huffington Post (btw, thanks for the image, Huffi), or checking out memes on Reddit.  No, this is…

Why I Probably Shouldn’t Homeschool

I love homeschooling Bear, but I’m not very disciplined.  Take this morning, for instance. We had to take the dog in for his regular checkup (all is good!) and just got home about half an hour ago.  Bear walked into the living room and turned the tv on.  Sesame Street!  Hmmm. That’s educational, so why tear…

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