MamaT: November 2009 Archives

Music for your Monday


Oh, how I love this. "Comin' Home Baby" by the GREAT Mel Torme:

And because Mel Torme is like potato chips, who can have just ONE? Here's another, because I love you!

If your toes aren't tapping, I suggest you check your pulse. You just might be dead!

Daybook for today



For Today, November 16, 2009

Outside my window... it is cool! Yay! But all my windows are fogged up. What's up with that?

I am thinking... about the oh so comfortable ruts we find ourselves in, and how maybe, just maybe, it takes a little, or a lot, of pain to move us to a different place.

I am thankful for... the fact that I really like, and love, my soon to be daughter in law. I am so glad that I don't have to "make nice"--it can really BE nice. Yay!

From the kitchen... the last of the freezer stuff this week. Should have been last week, but we got sidetracked. So it looks like Palouse with sausage tonight, sweet and sour pork on Wednesday, smothered steak on Thursday, tuna salad on Friday (ok, so that's not from the freezer!), hot dogs for lunch on Saturday, and pork medallions on Sunday night. Got to find a recipe for those. When I am out on Tuesday, the folks here at home will probably have sausage and eggs.

I am wearing... black track pants (that seems like a Monday staple), black shirt with big pink, orange and white dot flowers, black sneaks, groovy earrings (seriously--the best! They were my mom's) and Tiffany perfume.

I am creating... the crochet blocks for my 2009 crochet along. Each month, the group posts 2 12 inch blocks--and I do 'em. At the end of the year, I'll have enough blocks to make 2 lap size 'ghans. I'll show you a picture when they are done.

I am going... with Celeste to the florist to talk about bouquets and stuff. Then to the rental store to look at tablecloths. Yike!

I am reading... a regency romance by Mary Balogh. I wanted to compare others to Georgette Heyer. I am learning there is simply NO COMPARISON.

I am hoping... I can get the horizontal surfaces in my house cleaned off. AGAIN.

I am hearing... Squirrels running across my roof. Darn those tree rats. They are pests, but God made them SO DARN CUTE and fun to watch.

Around the house... there is way too much work to be done. Isn't there always?

One of my favorite things... is the website Ravelry. If you are a knitter or crocheter, you should check it out. It is SO fab. So many free patterns, you would be able to crochet your whole life and never get to the end.

A few plans for the rest of the week: a fairly unplanned sort of week. I'm going to go with the flow this week, trying to DO more and THINK less.

Words I'm pondering From Peter Kreeft: "We are all destined to be martyrs because our destiny is not merely to experience joy while remaining the same person, not merely to fill our existing capacity for joy. Rather, it is to increase that capacity infinitely by a bursting of our seams, a shedding of our snakeskins, a transformation from caterpillars to butterflies."

Here is picture thought I am sharing... This is one of the blocks I have finished for my crochet along:

2009 CAL Square #18

Happy Monday, ya'll!

Today's Daybook



For Today, November 9, 2009

Outside my window... It is gray, but not cold. I think this is the weirdest weather of all.

I am thinking... That I need to make a grocery list and get myself to the store, or pretty soon we'll be eating ice chips and cake mix.

I am thankful for... My friends, who are towers of strength in a dark time.

From the kitchen... I've got to make my weekly list. Tonight it is probably chili-cheese dogs, baked chips and fruit. I'm still in the process of cleaning out my freezer. Weirder meals ahead.

I am wearing... Black track pants, black shirt with white embroidery, little black flat sneaks. White heart earrings, perfume!

I am creating... an absolutely gorgeous crocheted log cabin patterned afghan. Son and future bride have both mentioned how beautiful they think it is. I think that's a hint.

I am going... To craft circle tonight at the church! I'm excited by this--it's a new group, and I hope it will take off and be successful!

I am reading... Aunt Dimity's Good Deed by Nancy Atherton. Complete fluff. Very enjoyable, given the chaos of the rest of my life. Just finished Pamela Aidan's Fitzwilliam Darcy trilogy, which I enjoyed very much.

I am hoping... That my friend's son, Jason, stays in drug rehab long enough to do him some good. If you could shoot a few prayers to heaven for him, I'd appreciate it!

I am hearing... The dryer. Which means I have a little more time before I have to fold and put away.

Around the house... It is time to start cleaning out the garage and hauling things to Goodwill. Yuck.

One of my favorite things... Are books on CDs to listen to while I am crocheting. SO much better than TV. Well, except when my sports teams are on.....

A few plans for the rest of the week: Paying bills, preparing church financial statements. Laundry, the never ending task. Finishing my afghan, i hope. Finding a little peace.

Words I'm pondering From St. Francis de Sales: Let us often have recourse to the holy cross, embracing it in our hearts. Let us rest in the shade of this holy tree! It is impossible that anything can hurt us if we keep to our resolution to belong totally to God. Do not get all upset, therefore, when difficulties come your way. Laugh in your enemy's face; you are in the arms of the Almighty. Therefore, let God be your strength and your love.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...


Polly Put the Kettle On
Kate Greenaway

I like this, because I had a whole book of nursery rhymes illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Don't know where it went, but this brought some happy memories back! Plus, I just put the kettle on to make a cuppa, and if you'll come over, I'll make you one, too!

Happy Monday, ya'll!

This year's roster of my precious Saints



"Pain is never permanent."

-------------------------St. Teresa of Avila


"Desire to be what you are and to be good at what you are; all your thoughts should be directed to perfecting yourself in this. Be ready to carry all the crosses you will be asked to bear in the process. Believe me, it is a great secret, but one that is least understood in the spiritual life, because everyone loves to do his own thing and few want to live according to the plan and wishes of Our Lord."

-----------------------St. Francis de Sales


"Lose yourself wholly; and the more you lose, the more you will find."

--------------------St. Catherine of Siena


"If we wish to reach eternal life, even as we avoid the torments of hell, then while there is still time, while we are in this body and have time to accomplish all these things by the light of life we must run and do now what will profit us forever."

---------------St. Benedict


"Jesus whom I know as my Redeemer cannot be less than God."

---------------------------St. Athanasius


"Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired."

---------------------Blessed Teresa of Calcutta


"...God is more nearer to us than our own soul, and in falling and rising we are ever preciously kept in one love. God's dealings with us are in homeliness and courtesy for love maketh might and wisdom fully meek to us. With this we must correspond to God by a happy confidence; failing of comfort is the most mischief into which the soul can fall."

---------------Blessed Julian of Norwich

Happy All Saints' Day, ya'll!



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