Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Day Book 2014.12.31 New Year's Eve Edition

Outside my window...finally some snow after a warm and dead-grass Christmas. I always like Christmas lights better with snow.

I am thinking...of getting a spiritual director. This would be a major step for me. I have reached out, made contact and received an encouraging response. 

I am thankful...for quiet days on hiatus from work, school and most activities. Also, for my awesome friends and their families.

I am wearing...cotton top, broomstick skirt, sweater.

I am creating...{sigh} I do not feel as though I have created in quite some time.

I am going... to Mass for the Holy Day tomorrow at a different parish. I am just about burned out at our current parish, so we go elsewhere when we can. Tomorrow's selection was chosen by Boy16.

I am wondering...about so much. Wondering or worrying? I wonder at the Incarnation. Really wonder. And about His hidden life. What was it really like in the Holy Family? Fr. PC told us on Sunday to try to learn from them. How can we be more like them? 

I am reading...Orthodoxy by Chesterton. My first time through.

I am listening to...Fr. Z's Christmas podcasts.

I am watching..."Two Fat Ladies" on DVD. God rest their souls. Did you know they were both Catholic? Jennifer was devout and a regular Mass-goer.

I am hoping...to hear about Boy16's college schedule for the spring semester soon so I can plan my daily routines. I dislike not knowing. 

I am learning...detachment. Acknowledge then detach.

Around the house...it is Christmas still. Yes! Today is only the 7th day. The tree, poinsettias, food both succulent and bad for you.

In the kitchen...pigs in blanket are our traditional NYE fare. The second batch is in the oven now.

I am pondering...the sad state of this world, where there is so much hatred and violence.

A quote ... "...when materialism leads men to complete fatalism (as it generally does), it is quite idle to pretend that it is in any sense a liberating force. It is absurd to say that you are especially advancing freedom when you only use free thought to destroy free will." — G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy.



A favorite thing...the ornament on our tree in memory of the little one we lost to miscarriage. (S)he would be four now. This is always the first ornament placed on the tree each year.

I am planning...to enjoy every moment we have off until next Monday.




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