Monday, February 18, 2013

Catholic Woman's Almanac

Capturing the moments of our week past and our week ahead in...

...Moments of Gratitude:

48.  Spiritual Direction
49.  Marriage
50.  Mothering
51.  Handy Husband
52.  Opportunity to speak with our US Representative
53.  Laughter of parenting
54.  Being able to make dinner
55.  Being able to run errands
56.  New challenges in Physical Therapy
57.  Mothering through some rough patches
58.  Marriage Class with Husband (offered at church for strong foundations)
59.  New babysitter
60.  Father & Son Cub Scouting
61.  Day off school


the Rosary, for the Pope, the Cardinals, the Conclave,


I've already deviated but somewhere in the week we'll have:
Meatloaf / Mashed Potatoes / Green Beans
Chicken Strips / Waffle Fries / Corn
Tacos / Chipotle's Rice
Spag / Salad
Tilapia / ??
Egg Bake
Pork Tenderloin / Baked Potatoes / Salad


I've created a new e-mail address and all the fixings for our CCW.  That's about all I have this week on creativity.


Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic ~ Matthew Kelly
Rediscover Catholicism ~ Matthew Kelly
The Word Among Us
Lenten Reflections with Pope Benedict XVI

I have to trim my reading list down before I become overwhelmed.

...Liturgical Living

As best I can, I'm living Lent

...Looking Ahead

I have a special meeting this week that I hope will bear fruit.  I will share once I can.  A good friend has very graciously allowed me to drop my two at home children off the day of the meeting.  I say very graciously because she has a new baby and six other children she homeschools.  I know, I'm going to hurry.  Then afterwards we get to chat. 
Every year another good friend and I meet for dinner after my birthday in January and before her birthday the end of February.  We are going out this week.  I'm really looking forward to that!  We are Godmother's to each other's children and we married best friends, but we met from old relationships.  Odd story, but cool how it all worked out.  Looking forward to this!  It will be my first thing like this in months!

...Listening To

The hum of the fish tank.  Boys are at Cub Scouts and the girls are sleeping


Waiting for the train before school because I avoid the decrepit looking bridge at all costs.

Joining the lovely ladies at Suscipio.



  1. Cool picture of the train! Prayers for your meeting. And have a great time out with your girlfriend.

    1. Thanks Jenny! I'm looking forward to some delish pasta!

  2. Brrrr! I'm glad you were in your car while waiting for that train.

    1. No kidding...I think the picture says cold all over it.

  3. Pretty train pic, Tina! The snow in a blur...nice shot.

    Praying that your meeting goes well. It sounds full of potential!

    Enjoy your birthday lunch, and have a great day!

    1. Thanks Jeannine! I'm so looking forward to both!

  4. That's so funny, i wait for the boats and you wait for the train to bring our kids to school! Have fun on your girl's night, and happy belated bday!

    1. But, lucky for me, I don't think the train comes by nearly as often as the bridge swings! :)

  5. Good and "doable" dish pairings there, Tina. And how so gracious of your dear friend to look after your kids so you can attend your special meeting. God bless all our dear friends! And belated happy birthday :-)

    1. Thank you Marcia! I went for some easy meals this week, schedules have a way of doing that.

      Thanks for the birthday wishes...the meal was fab!


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