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Friday, March 25, 2011

A belated holiday ...

By recent posts, you can deduce that my Life has been chaotic. Not in a bad way - just in a crazy, "Calgon-take-me-away" kind of way. Things are better, I am adjusting more readily to life's surprises: thank God for the wonderful gift of 'The Rosary'.

This weekend, my sister & her family will be visiting. We will be celebrating a very belated Christmas. Miles, snowstorms & surgery played into this delay! I am truly looking forward to their visit.

On that note ... my amaryllis finally bloomed - see?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Keeping calm

Life is insane. There are ups & downs / trials & tribulations / hills & valleys. However one looks at 'Life' - so goes their attitude.

I am Catholic - have always been, will always be. I am not a *good* Catholic - but I hope to be, in time. My interpretation of being *good* means: no judging, more loving; more giving, less receiving; less whining, more offerings.
Suffice to say, I hope I live a mighty long time. I will need a long, long life to accomplish being *good*.

Recently, I have been diligently praying with my Rosary. I love the 'calmness' it brings me. The utter serenity I feel while reciting the prayers accompanied by the smooth beads running through my fingers is 'simply divine.' No pun intended here. I think we need to pray more: for each other & for those who have left us.

I have a several rosaries - most coming to me by way of friends. (Yes, I do have *the* best friends!) But, recently I purchased one from Jeanine/HeartFelt Rosaries. Awesome, yes?

I am at a loss for words over its beauty. Lapis lazuli & white turquoise amidst bronze metal work! A true stunner! AND - I love the fact that this is hand made by an artist who works as a hospice nurse.

Praying the rosary is the best way for me to de-stress & to do *good*. You just have to love that!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

A month gone?

I seriously do not know where time goes. Here it is - a month since my last posting! UGH!
Apologies. I do not know how time escapes me. But, now that it is 'Ash Wednesday' - and time to reflect on God and spiritual matters - I am slowing down & enjoying 'quiet' time: my knitting, my spinning, my prayerful life and my dogs! All good!

The weather is slowly changing too. We have had some warmer weather and actual sun! Yesterday, Moonshine ran & ran & ran. And then, she 'passed out'.
Didn't I say I am enjoying my quiet time?

I managed to knit a few rows on the Azani shawl too. I *must* finish it as there are so many things that I want to knit! And, not to be the bearer of 'bad' news - but winter for those that have little, will return in the blink of an eye! Yes ... I must knit faster!

On that note ... a small, shameless plug for The Knotty Sheep! Through Thursday, 3/10/11 - save 25% with coupon code: FATCAT ! Knitting is so meditative ... plus, it keeps those hands busy (just in case you gave up chocolate for Lent!) Wink, wink!