- 1-I haven't had much inclination to write lately. I think the last couple of weeks have caught up with me and I'm just plain tired. No matter how much I sleep, getting up in the morning has been tough. Thankfully today I was able to work from home while I wait for the oven repairman. That afforded me a little extra time under the covers.
- 2 -Two weekends ago we hosted a big family picnic. I think it's safe to say everyone had a good time. And it was great to be able to catch up with what's happening in people's lives. My husband's family are all great cooks and bakers. There was so much food left over, everyone took some home and I still didn't have to cook for a week! Too bad I forgot to put the potato casserole in the oven until we went to eat. But even worse, I forgot to take it out. It was only slightly crispy!
This past weekend we ventured to St Louis for the GK Chesterton conference. I've had a lot cross my mind about the conference and I jotted a bunch of notes, I'm sure it's meant to be another post. We met and reconnected with some awesome people and got to listen to some very interesting speakers. One of the hi-lights, though, was something rather impromptu. As there were several priests in attendance, a request was made for confessions. It's not usually one of my favorite things to do, but after this experience I know it should be.
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- 5 -I've never read Catcher in the Rye, and depending upon to whom I talk, I'm either missing a great piece of literature, or I'm really not missing much at all. A priest from our diocese, Fr. Damian J. Ference, has a great perspective on this work in this month's issue of Dappled Things. Check it out. A lot of it makes much sense in our Catholic IF world.
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As much as I'll hate to see summer go, there's one thing I won't miss - the mosquitoes. Whether I'm tying up the tomatoes, deadheading the flowers or hiking with DH and Jack, I get chomped, chewed, munched, mangled, bit and bothered.
"Daybreak is a never-ending glory. . . getting out of bed is a never-ending nuisance."
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Have a great weekend!