Monday, March 16, 2009

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman for starting the daybook. For more entries, or to join, go here.

For Today: Monday, March 16, 2009

Outside My Window... A nice Spring-like day is shaping up. The sun is peeking from the horizon and a slight breeze is in the air.

I am thinking... about the gorgeous Cathedral Basilica I visited yesterday.

I am thankful for... my church family. They are such a warm, loving, and smart bunch of folks. And proud of their Catholic faith!

From the kitchen... Quick-n-Easy Baked Ziti, salad with assorted veggies, garlic bread.

I am wearing... dark blue jeans, pink thermal shirt, white sneakers, and my favorite black cardigan with the empire waist.

I am creating... not much at the moment. I'm still working on the digital page.

I am going... to get my oil changed today. It's time!

I am reading... Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson and my new Envoy magazine issue.

I am hoping... to get my 2008 expenses organized in preparation for our tax accountant.

I am hearing... "The War Room" with Quinn & Rose.

Around the house... The Netflix envelope for our latest movie, "Raiders of the Lost Ark ", my husband's guitar case and ukes, two coats I'm giving away to the thrift store.

One of my favorite things... attending Mass in a jaw-droppingly, gorgous cathedral. Nothing elevates my spirit like breathtaking sacred art and architecture.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Writing my introduction for the book, attending a networking event, finishing some digital pages, cleaning for a visit from my stepson and his wife.

Here is picture thought I am sharing. . . Yesterday, I attended the baptism of a friend at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica in Covington, Kentucky. If you're ever near this area, I highly recommend a visit. It's one of the few Minor Basilicas in the area. (I've read two different numbers of the Minor Basilicas in the United States - St. Mary's website said 35 exist but another site said 62. St. Mary's has the distinction of having the world's largest stained-glass window within it. Below is the photo of it but you really don't get a sense of the immensity unless you were standing before it. It is just amazing!


Shirley said...

One of the great disadvantages of my rural lifestyle is in not having such tremendously inspiring churches to attend Mass at. Most of the churches I attend are eeither modern monstrisities or so old and dilapidated that it's a wonder they are still standing. St. John Boscoe church, in the town where I live, has such a sagging floor that the pews on the right side slant downward visibly towards the wall.The double doors at the entrance won't close because of the hump in the floor. And it's only 75 years old! It has some serious foundation problems. But the biggest problem is that there are no young people who attend Mass here. We only have Mass on Saturday evening, so it must be inconvenient for young families. How sad.

NotJustLaura said...

Thank you for sharing. I've never been to Mass anywhere except the local Parish so it was lovely to see the picture of the Basilica.

Kimberly said...

Magnificent window! I've always wanted to see it in person...I was so sorry to miss the baptism! Glad you were able to make it...

Martha said...

That is beautiful!

I LOVE 24 too. Jack has really gotten himself in trouble this time, all the while trying to save the country!