Skip to main content

Catholic Woman's Almanac :: Vol. 3


The boys and I have lots of beach days ahead of us for the next three weeks.  Unfortunately, at the above outing I was stung in the ankle and bled while swimming.  It was probably a sting ray but it freaked me out and now I am paranoid.  My husband said, "It is the ocean you know." Exactly. My. Point.  :{ Fortunately, the boys are completely undaunted and are having the time of their lives in the waves.



Moments of Gratitude
~a week of daily swimming at my sister's pool
~KC (age 4) learned to jump into the pool and swim to the edge all by himself
~a date at the beach alone with my husband (we have never been able to swim without the kids before!)
~thunderstorms and plenty of rain
~waking up this morning to the scent of strong coffee already made by Mr. Mornings 


Beauty in the Ordinary
a doozy of a t-storm brewing Friday night

From the Kitchen
Berry Gallette for Baking with Julia on Aug. 7th
Lots of fresh veggies from the farmer's market (Not much cooking)


Hot Spots
(I am adding this category to consider any projects that I feel are in need of doing this week.)
1.  Gift wrapping closet organized (Still on the to-do list)
2.  Schedule lots of appointments for August
3.  Go through boys' school uniforms and decide on what we need for the fall

Praying
~for RW to make a new and wonderful friend at school this year as his best friend moved to the West coast
~for the families affected by the Aurora movie tragedy, may they find healing
~for my husband who has a wonderful but stressful job, may he find peace in each day
~for my dear neighbor, may she be healed!

Meditating
Yet many believers cease their religious education as children, and expect it to carry them through adulthood. James Martin, SJ from The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything


Reading
~to the boys~
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
~audio~
(I need a new selection after finishing The Chaperone)
~in print~
The Memoir Project : A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text For Writing & Life by Marion Roach Smith

Pinned



Looking Ahead
ZJ's soccer season begins with practice tonight
Birthday party to go to on Thursday
Company coming for the weekend

Captured
school supplies have been purchased (phew)


Share your almanac every Monday at Suscipio

Comments

  1. Misty...I love the hot spots category (stealing gracefully lol) This would help with goal setting maybe?

    This is a wonderful CWA. The pin made me lol because it's so true...i can identify. Beautiful pics too :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. How fun that you all can just go to the beach whenever. We are land locked! I love school supply shopping, always have. One of my favorite stores is office supply store, LOL!

    That is scary about being stung! As an adult I see some places we used to swim as kids, like the creek behind my uncle's house and I wonder {outloud} "Who was in charge of us!! Why were allowed to swim in a creek!!"

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the beach! What a wonderful time it must be (minus the stinging thing, of course!) I've been avoiding school supply shopping because then it means that school must be right around the corner. Ugh! I also love the picture of the storm. We haven't had much rain here at all, so even a storm would be a welcome sight. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Rain! Rain! It's a beautiful thing. We've been dry as toast for a while, and broiling hot as well.

    We sorted through school uniforms this weekend, culled out too small ones to pass to friends, and started a list of things to be procured.

    I LOVE school supplies! The saddest thing to me is that our lists haven't included crayons for many years. I miss the smell of a new box of crayolas.

    Have a marvelous week!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I LOVE Farmer Boy! Except it always makes me hungry for the food that is described in each chapter. I tried the milk and popcorn once as a kid. Yum.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sorry you were stung... that is scary! Oh that thunderstorm looks beautiful. Praying for rain here. Love the pin... had to repin that one! :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

~Grace and peace to you~

Popular posts from this blog

Locally Grown {stuffed green peppers recipe}

  Last weekend we took the whole family to a nearby produce stand.  We were craving something that tasted fresh from the garden and since I don't have my own garden, we found this place.     The fields were full of fall-colored flowered.  Can't wait for those cooler days to come.         But for now, we are reveling in the height of summer sunshine and produce.       It's easy to go overboard here and buy much more than you can use in the next few days.  I don't even like okra but they look so inviting in those cute blue crates.     These tomatoes inspired a caprese salad for lunch: tomato slices cut into quarters, hunks of fresh mozzarella, snipped basil leaves, salt, pepper and drizzles of olive oil and red wine vinegar.       These strawberries wound up being dunked in Silky Chocolate Fondue .       Every girl dreams of doing her shopping with one of these adorable woven baskets, doesn't she?       Even the boys had fun playing in the sand while I took m

Tuna and Lentil Salad {Menu Plan Monday}

This hardly constitutes a recipe since it is mostly dump and stir but I  must  share it here because I love it so much.  The tangy vinegar mixed with spicy onions and creamy lentils makes my perfect in-a-rush lunch.  I usually just eat it right out of the bowl but it is also nice on a bed of red leaf lettuce.  It is also perfect for meatless Friday meals during the Lenten season just double the amounts. INGREDIENTS One can lentils , rinsed and drained 1 can tuna, packed in olive oil, undrained 1/4 onion, diced I prefer red onion) 1/4 cup red wine vinegar kosher salt PROCESS In a medium mixing bowl, stir all ingredients together.  I usually add more vinegar as it is quickly soaked up by the lentils. Serve over lettuce, on crackers or simply eat out of the bowl! ******* The March 2012 issue of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food magazine, entitled The Budget Issue, was really inspiring me over the weekend so I plan to make several new recipes from

Peaceful Snow Day

Yesterday we had the most lovely snow day. The woods were simply begging us to come and explore. We had new trails to find and secret passageways and hideouts. Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. George Washington Carver There were tracks to follow. And tracks to make. Occasionally, the wind blew mini blizzards of snow around us. And then the sun returned and the sky gleamed blue. The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. Ralph Waldo Emerson There were hints of Spring. And reminders of winter. We made wonderful memories. And then, there were the snowy camellias. I got a little swept away by their color and beauty. I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. e.e. cummings