Early Mornings

I’m waking up earlier in the mornings than usual for some reason lately. I like early mornings but I’ve not been much of a morning person most of my life. Maybe that is changing. I like seeing the sun coming up behind the trees when the skies aren’t overcast. We don’t get much of aContinue reading “Early Mornings”

Why I Am Content

“God walks among the pots and pans.” St. Teresa of Avila Two years after converting to the Catholic Church at the age of forty-one I began my journey with an OCDS community in Dallas, Texas. OCDS means literally Order of Carmel Discalced Secular. The Discalced Carmelite Order was founded in the 16th century in SpainContinue reading “Why I Am Content”

October Morning

I managed to get this shot of the sun starting to peek through the trees along the creek before 8 am this morning. The days are getting shorter and I’m looking forward to getting off of daylight saving time. I wish we could just ditch the twice yearly time change altogether and stop the “springContinue reading “October Morning”

The Morning After

I got a LOT done yesterday and my aging body is telling me about it. I don’t have to look around the house at the lack of dust and clutter and piles of laundry to know what I accomplished. I saved one last load of laundry for this morning so I could wash the clothesContinue reading “The Morning After”

We Did It!

The prayers of a faithful people have been answered today on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Roe vs Wade has been overturned. It is now up to the states to decide the question of abortion and at last count there are fourteen states that have outlawed abortion including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana andContinue reading “We Did It!”

June 6th, 1944: 78 Years Ago Today

Seventy-eight years ago today, ten years, four months, and ten days before I was born, the Allies landed at Normandy in France during WWII. Think about that. Only ten years after the invasion, I was born. Not that long in the big scheme of things, folks. It’s been twenty-one years since September 11, 2001. MyContinue reading “June 6th, 1944: 78 Years Ago Today”

Another Finished Object

It’s nice to have a FO (Finished Object) amidst all my UFO’s (UnFinished Objects). I’m still working on the ribbing of two pairs of socks and will finish at least one pair before I start anything else. I finished the knitted potholder Sunday afternoon. The lines on either side where I grafted the openings willContinue reading “Another Finished Object”

We Have Eggs!

I hate running out of staples in the kitchen and now that I’ve got two dozen fresh eggs I’m happy! We’ll have some scrambled egg tacos tonight with flour tortillas. The paperback copies I ordered of Dr. Pol’s book came in and I gave Brad one of them to read. I’ll take the other oneContinue reading “We Have Eggs!”

Good Friday

Holy Week tends to find me in a reflective mood, grateful for our Savior and the sacrifice He made for us, striving to be a better Catholic and follow more closely in His footsteps. It’s so easy to whine and complain about the small stuff and to think that the big stuff is the endContinue reading “Good Friday”