Monday, November 12, 2012

Catholic Woman's Almanac {CWA} ~ 1

Moments of Gratitude

:: Mother's Group
:: Saturday morning coffee with a dear dear friend
:: Catching up with the Flocknote group reading The Catechism of the Catholic Church
:: Rosary with Mother's Group
:: Raking leaves with my husband
:: Children doing chores ~ Joyfully
:: Husband who so willingly allows the time for Mother's Group
:: Having wonderful friends who inspire me
:: Son who is sweet and loving
:: Daughters who are just as sweet and loving
:: Council of Catholic Women
:: Reading a book with my husband
:: Safe travels for my family who recently visited
:: I've said it in cyberspace before but it's what I'm most grateful for this week.  My three year old was chokin on a polished pink rock.  Panic struck.  I'm grateful her grade four tonsil weren't in the way of this rock coming back up.  Thankful that in a split second while wondering what I was going to do, I scooped her up, arm around her belly running for the phone I heard the rock hit the tile floor.  I think the pressure on her belly helped, without intent. 



Beauty in the Ordinary
As I folded laundry today I looked at his little clothes, really looked.  While they are still little, they have grown over the last six years.  I sat remembering a time when I was very pregnant with my first baby, folding white onesie after white onesie.  I had such excitement, peace, and joy.  Sitting on the edge of bed, my pile of white growing next to me, smelling sweet baby laundry smells, waiting for the baby with sheer happiness.  It was such a nice memory today.
 
 
From the Kitchen
I've been semi-following a two week meal plan.  Mostly trying to hit dinners.  Some days are better and some days are filled in with the usual stand-ins, spaghetti, tacos, etc.  We did have a delicious ham yesterday and the big people are excited for a casserole with pineapple and ham on Wednesday.  Tonight and tomorrow the Rule calls for menu preparation and grocery lists to be completed for upcoming shopping.
 
Praying
Yesterday, I prayed specifically for the souls in purgatory.  I'd like to share more about where we went yesterday and why later this week.  This week I am praying for Christian marriages and Archbishop John Nienstedt.
 
Pondering
Self Discipline, in addition to God's will for me and my family.
 
Reading
Bible RSV-CE
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Raising Amazing Families ~ Matthew Kelly
Serving in Clarity ~ Ann the Lay Apostle
 
Memorizing
Absolutley terrible at this.  There are a number of things I could pick.

Captured



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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful picture Tina.

    How scary!!! I could feel my body tense up just reading a couple lines about your daughter chocking. Thanks be to God for such a good out-come.

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    1. Truly, thanks be to God! And thanks on the picture.

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  2. Tina...what a beautiful almanac to read today...so full of joy and gratitude. I am so glad your poor little child had to experience that panic...oh...I have been there (shudder).

    Isn't folding laundry so contemplative? I do so miss those days...too much.

    Have a blessed week.

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    1. I think she finally understands why not to put things in her mouth!

      I do like the folding, it's the putting away that I'd take a pass on. :)

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    1. Thanks Shelly! I do wish I were reading the same book you are!

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  4. The ROCK! Oh.my.gosh. So glad the baby is ok.

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Thanks for making my day!