Monday, February 16, 2009

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Better late than never! Today was busy, so I wasn't able to post my daybook until now. Thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman for starting the daybook. For more entries, or to join, go here.

For Today: Monday, February 16, 2009

Outside My Window... The sun is still shining, bare trees are backlit with late afternoon light. The sky is layered with dark, gray clouds, which usually would have me thinking rain but maybe not.

I am thinking... about an upcoming retreat. I am getting excited about going on an authentic Catholic retreat. I haven't been on one in years but I always loved them.

I am thankful for... my husband, who still has been able to help me with my computer issues. I am also deeply, deeply grateful to him for accepting my desire to go on a retreat and being so easy-going about everything.

From the kitchen... I was intending on creating a homemade Teriyaki marinade but didn't have the cooking sherry on hand. So, that's for tomorrow night. Tonight might be simple spaghetti and meatballs. I wanted to make Spaghetti Carbonara but I'm pretty tired at the moment from a busy day at work.

I am wearing... dark blue jeans, a pink thermal shirt, a black cardigan with an empire waist, and white sneakers.

I am creating... a digital scrapbook page. Yes, playing with a new program and just love it! I think the program, Serif's "Digital Scrapbook Artist" will finally get me out from my creative funk!

I am going... to take a deep breath and focus on one thing at a time. I'm going to buy the application "Things" from the iTunes store for my iPhone. I have it at work and it has really helped my productivity! I love the simplicity of the program. It's kept me on track, pumping out the many projects my boss has assigned to me.

I am reading... Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyers. I have to admit I've become a little disappointed by some of the plotline. She created a very unlikeable character who seems to not think much of chastity and a noble vampire who wants to wait until their married before becoming intimate. Go figure.

I am hoping... I am able to accomplish everything I need to do at work this week.

I am hearing... the heat through the vent. The distant sounds of children playing outside. You can tell that kids have cabin fever when they'll ride their bikes outside when it's around 40 degrees!

Around the house... Valentine's Day goodies (candy, nuts), laundry, and butter that is softened and needs to be used in a recipe. (I often leave butter out so it softens and then I forget!)

One of my favorite things... waking up on Saturday mornings and talking with my husband about all sorts of topics without feeling like we both need to rush into our work routine.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Okay, I still haven't rejoined the swim club. Need to do that! I also would like to spend more time learning about the new digital scrapbooking program, Digital Scrapbook Artist. I created a review about it here.

Here is picture thought I am sharing. My church, Holy Family. I think it is gorgeous. I just found out that the Traditional Latin Mass on Sundays is the largest attendance out of the four services offered on the weekends. Wow!


Katy said...

Hi Mary Rose! Thank you so much for your comment - I'm new to blogging and it was very nice to get my first comment! Thank you also for the encouragement to wear the mantilla. It was the confirmation I needed to start wearing it at daily mass.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my daybook. I did take a look at the digital scrapbooking review that you linked to here and found it very interesting. That is a great post and I may have to look into purchasing that as I have had a difficult time w/ PSE.

I did read your post of 2/13/09 and found it quite interesting. I am not Catholic, I am a member of the Church of the Nazarene, but found from your post something that I found to be quite refreshing. You see most of the Catholics that I have met are the sort like you mentioned that believe that by attending mass on a reg. basis they will gain admittance. I had not heard of a Priest who actually taught/preached about salvation.

My pastor does speak about saints and about becoming one, much like you mention in your post.

I will be adding your blog to my Google reader so that I can keep up with you. Thanks =)


Kimberly said...

Mary Rose:

So sorry I missed you (once again!) this Sunday...seeing the picture of Holy Family does my heart much good!

Thanks so much for the great frames...I'm creating a tableau of holy cards using your sweet gift. I'll show you a picture when I'm finished...blessings to you, my friend!

Marge said...

Hi Mary Rose,
Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments. Alleluia! Glad you listened to God calling and made it back to the Catholic church. We missed you!
The Divine Mercy chaplet is a fave of mine. Happy to see your link.
Will visit you often. Hugz!!

Adrienne said...

Mary Rose - "your" church is very, very pretty. How blessed you are!