Welcome to the Daybook. A weekly post here at The Littlest Way where I gather all the ordinary things that happen or are happening in my day to day. Things like what I’m reading or listening to, eating, cleaning, and learning. These are the small moments that make up my blessed daily life and I want to remember them. My prompts may change depending on season and circumstance.
Thanking God for…
::safe soccer travels (and 2 wins)
::going to the Jason Aldean concert with Anna
::my pretty aloe vera plant in the laundry room
::Fall like weather
::lovely rosary procession to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Fatima
::finally finding the planner I absolutely love, love, love (Carpe Diem Black Blossom Personal Planner)
::Chris and I taking Anna to dinner and cowgirl boot shopping for her 16th birthday
::friends from church
::my parish community
::my blog work
::safe travels for me this week
Learning hard lessons…the hard way.
I want to listen to opera. Sunday, while talking to a fellow soccer mom, we were talking about music. I like all kinds of music but have never been able to get opera. Later in the conversation, turns out she has her Master’s in vocal performance! So, I want to try to listen to opera. Any good recommendations?
The One Year Bible – Catholic: NLT
I’m also listening to Let’s All Be Brave on Hoopla.
Around the House…
Getting things ready for my short trip. I want things to be as easy as possible for everyone here; cleaning, grocery shopping and such.
In the Kitchen…
Since I’ll be gone a few days, I’m buying “keep it easy convenience” foods.
Although my surgery was almost six months ago, I do still notice I can get tired easier. So, my self-care this weekend has been to come straight in from the soccer game and trip, take a hot shower and short nap. On another note, I wore Sunshine Spice as perfume today and really liked the Fallish scent. (You can read here why I purchase my essential oils from Amazon instead of a distributor.)
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Our Domestic Church…
Today is Feast of St. Gerard Majella, Tuesday is the Feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and Wednesday is the Feast of St. Luke.
I wear this ring daily, 'Jesus I Trust in You.' It is a constant reminder…when I'm balancing the checkbook, taking a child to the doctor, homeschooling, parenting 7 children ages 5 to 17, dealing with hurts, doubt, and confusion, and getting ready to pack for a small blog conference in New Orleans, that will require me to fly and change planes at an airport literally larger than the town I live near. And when I ask myself "Why?" to any or all of the above, the answer is because I'm living out what He has called me to be and do. Jesus, I trust in You @pinksaltriot #pinksaltriot #livebrave #nowisnow #nowisgood #butfirstGod #catholicmom #catholic #trust #Jesus #blogger #faithblogger