Monday, August 18, 2008

10 Things I Love

1. Being back in my own home with my husband.
2. Taking a walk around the lake at night when the humidity has dropped.
3. School starts next week for teachers.
4. Books by Stephanie Meyer
5. Videos of my nephew Landon
6. Gel pillows
7. Reading the newspaper in the morning versus after 5:00 p.m.
8. Smell of clothes hung on the line outside instead of in the dryer.
9. Baking/Cooking anything
10. When all feels right in the world.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Our 5 loaves and 2 fish

I never miss a chance to go to church back home. I miss hearing Father Joe. I love our new priest, but I love Father Joe's stories. Today, Father Joe spoke of Abraham Lincoln. During the Civil War he would go to church and sit in the back pews so not to be notice. After one service, his assistant asked him if he liked the service (cause he did). President Lincoln's response was that the priest failed because he never asked the congregation to do something great.

What great thing will you do?

Home Sweet Home

I am lucky to be able to spend 2 weeks up in the U.P. I've been home since Saturday, and I'm loving every minute of it.

  • I know I'm home when I need to find flannel pajamas and quilts in order to stay warm in may parents basement.
  • I know I'm home when my mom tries to feed me every two hours.
  • I know I'm home when my mom makes pancakes and bacon the first morning I'm home.
  • I know I'm home when I hear Father Joe give a homily that I hope all will take to heart. I love going to church at home because of Father Joe, the pews, and the traditional feel.
  • I know I'm home when I have to take at least 2 walks to walk off the food my mother feeds me.

I spent the morning out at the Chain of Lakes kayaking. It was overcast and the lake was so calm. I actually was able to paddle right up to a loon.