Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Sterling on a stolen bed

Today was COLD!
It was probably in the mid-30s all day and the wind made it really biting!
So glad that it is supposed to warm up for the March on Friday.

After Mass I came home and got started on my reading. I read some Brothers Karamazov and then did some housework. I also spent some time on the test for the TOB course.

This afternoon I went to a friend's house to help her figure out some pieces of her homeschool plan.
They just started and mom says that she is pretty overwhelmed. The student, however, seems to be more than capable, and is a very sweet girl.

I will be giving her tips and helping her out until they get things set up and get into a routine.
They also have a few organizing tasks to get done, so I will be going to help out with that as well.

I can home and we had Taco Soup and salad for dinner.

I should probably get some more work done, but I am running out of energy, so I'll probably watch something until I can go to bed.

I miss football.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Bedroom Bliss

It's all done!!
I am so thrilled with the way it all came together.
I was a bit worried about my judgement at times, but Tim did a beautiful job, and I am very happy!
Cozy, warm and home. It's the best.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Football Frenzy!

Well, it wasn't the Ravens, which was disappointing, but our Football Frenzy Fundraiser at St Patrick's to watch the AFC Championship, was a huge success!

And the Kansas City Chiefs won!! So glad to see them beat the Titans.

We had such a wonderful day.

The food was so great, the company was wonderful, with a table of friends and a whole roomful of wonderful parish family!
There were raffles, and a football pool, and some really great door prizes donated by local businesses.

It is so good to see the parish coming together to enjoy each other and have fun raising money for things that we need to do around the campus.
This fundraiser was to raise money to help refurbish the Ministry Building.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Winter Hawk

This fine fellow was hanging around our back yard all day, probably looking for something to eat.
I was lucky enough to get this picture while he was sitting in the tree.
I just love winter birds!

Catching Up

I missed four days!!
Dang. It's only January.
Well, it's been pretty busy around here. On Tuesday I went down to Fr Henry's to work on putting away his Christmas things.
So. Many. Things. It really is a two man job now, and Tim wasn't able to help me. Next year I will wait until he can come down. Fr sent me home with a couple of boxes of books, and I kept a few to read myself and then will pass them along.

I made the most amazing Carne Picada! That's a win that is going to happen again!

Wednesday I went to Mass and then to a fundraising meeting. We had our small group after that and a great discussion! It was a full house!

Thursday I went to Kimies and it was my turn to make them a meal so I put together some Chicken Enchiladas. I made Cornbread too, but it burned, which was a bummer.

I have been reading "The Brothers Karamazov" furiously, because we had our first book discussion coming up.

So Friday, yesterday, I went to Mass, as usual and then came home to read. I got almost to where I needed to be! I got caught up in a couple of things and so I didn't have all day to read.  I went down to the study and we had such a great discussion! These kids are sharp! I am just loving this book! The story is so well crafted.

I had to leave a little early to get to Adoration at 4:00, and when I got there, there was a Pro-Flowers box on the sign-in table.
It was address to someone, but the address was the one at the Chapel. We called the company, but they said that they would take care of it and just to keep the flowers! So my friend Diane opened them and arranged them and put them in front of the altar.
They are going to be gorgeous when they open up!
They are a deep blue, with white Lillies. The card was addressed to "Mom". So we gave them to our Mom, Mary.

I will take a picture on Monday, when they have bloomed.

Today has been a bit frustrating but a quiet day at home, for the most part.
Somehow I have lost the plug-in box for my phone charger and the phone really doesn't charge any other way. So I had to run out to see if I could find one. No luck. I had to order one on Amazon.
Should be here tomorrow. Ugh.
Tim put the headboard on the bed, but it is too wide, so it can't be attached the way it is supposed to be. He made it work, but it messed up on the measurements and that is annoying.
It is really pretty and it matches the wood in our room perfectly!

Tonight we are going to Mass, and tomorrow to the Football Frenzy at St Patrick's.
Should be a really fun day!
I'll be sure and get lots of pictures for that.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Just a Day

Today was pretty dreary.  Rainy and chilly.

I kept to my usual routine. After Mass I came home and ate breakfast so that I could leave at 10:00 to go down to see Fr Henry and put away all his Christmas decorations. That is a pretty big job.

He gave me a few boxes of books and I am going to offer them to people. Some really wonderful things to read!

When I got home I found out that my new shoes had come while I was gone.

I have been looking for a simple pair of leather all purpose shoes, and after a LOT of research I found a pair that I thought would work well.
I am so tired of wearing tennis shoes and having my feet freeze.
I have hiking boots, but they are really just for hiking.
I am also tired of the cheap fake leather shoes that fall apart after a short time.

These shoes are Timberlands and they were a very good price.
They are leather and they have a really good sole.
I put them on and wore them for a few hours and they are very comfortable.

They should get better and better.

After dinner I went to a meeting about an event that we are planning at the parish.

Immaculee Illibigiza it going to be coming to do a retreat in March.
She is an amazing woman and it is going to be wonderful.

I will be sharing a lot more as we go along.

Right now we are advertising and selling tickets.

So tonight I am going to work on some ministry stuff and get a few things done around here, and then I am going to watch something and relax...

Monday, January 13, 2020

Monday, Monday

Today it was back to business as usual, and what a nice day it was!!
I woke up at 5:30 to my lovely bedroom, that Tim has put so much into over the last few weeks.
What a nice place to wake up!

I got back to the treadmill and got my shower, but I had to take Brendan to work at 6:45. That will take some getting used to.
I was able to spend some time with Jesus and had my coffee before I woke Lilly to put her on the bus.
Then it was out the door to Rosary and Mass.
I just love our little Chapel. It is a little slice of Heaven, and it is so much a home to me now.

After I got home I ate and got ready for Bible study.
We had a really nice gathering. James is a wonderful book!!
We discussed the power of words and how they can hurt or heal.

At 1:00 I had Adoration for an hour. Bliss.

After I got home I sat down to get the work out of the way. Emails and catching up to do after being away.

A good day so far!