Wednesday, March 25, 2015
What I Want To Remember
This blog has had a really hard time with momentum lately. Things have changed so much since I started blogging 5 years ago. Not only do I not home school anymore, I have big kids and boy does life change when you have growing young adults in your midst. It is game on ALL THE TIME.
I find it much harder to share because so much of what happens in my day to day life is constantly evolving that I don't really know what I think half the time. Don't tell my kids...but I'm kind of making this up as I go along...I've never been in charge of so many people for so long. EVER!
I think with so many things coming at you it's hard to feel like you have anything of value to share. But I do know how much I love getting a peek inside other peoples lives through blogs and I have to assume peeking into our life up here in the Great State of Alaska can pass a minute or two for you as well...so here is a few things I have to pass on.
~ got a hair cut...feel much better
~ ramping up the moisturizing all over...this skin needs to get me a lot further and I need to give it all the help I can
~ started using Lightroom for my pictures and I LOVE IT!
~ Made a skater skirt for Priscilla and want to try one for myself but material selection in this town is not what I am looking for...
~ which leads me to telling about a fun trip Pete and I are going to take to Anchorage when my mom and dad come visit in May....I'm going to get fabric there.
~ I have slowed down on my reading since I read Still Alice. That book scared my SILLY. A 50 year old active, smart woman gets Alzheimer's. She realizes the disease came on slowly over time. All of a sudden I am so anxious any time I forget anything...which is like 500 times a day. Both sides of Grandparents had Alzheimer's ...so
~ I gave up drinking for Lent. I'm not a raging drinker but I had a glass of wine at least 5 nights a week. I have loved me and my life without wine. I'm not sure what Easter will bring. Do I give up feeling GREAT every morning ? I seem to be much nicer in general...is it the wine, the focus on sacrifice ? Is my being nicer related to me praying the Divine Mercy everyday?
~ I have been reading Catholic All Year blog all through Lent and she has inspired me in many ways this Lent..so amazing to have people willing to share so much of their time and talent.
~ My mom recently went on a pilgrimage to Mother Angelica's EWTN facility. I read an amazing book about Mother Angelica (listened actually ...the recording is SO good ) and was so excited my mom got to go. She prayed very specifically for the money to make the trip and God answered her VERY specifically. It all happened the first week of Lent. It was such an amazing grace that God allowed for her and me. It was a reminder that praying for very specific intentions is what God wants from us. He answers and wants our trust that He will answer. This Lent I have been more and more specific with my prayers.
I was going to write a little something about everybody...but I think I've gone on long enough....