- Carpooling with a lovely family from St. Paul Catholic Elementary School. Saves gas for the 30 mile round trip we do each day...twice a day!
- Catholic moms who have taken the time to create awesome Saints folders...and have kindly shared with us fellow bloggers. Thank you to Gardenia of My Little Flower and Charlotte of Waltzing Matilda for their generosity in sharing Feast Day ideas.
- Having three SNUGGLERS for children. We love to have "sleepovers" (i.e. sleep in mommy and daddy's bed) when daddy is on-duty!
- A support group of friends (my Catholic Women's Group) who support and raise each other up through prayer and conversation.
- Pumpkin Pancakes and Natural Bliss coffee creamer!
I have begun piecing together a quilt for our daughter, Mary Catherine. I appreciate how my simple, ordinary, Singer School Model sewing machine is such a trusty workhouse. (Don't get me wrong...I would certainly love a fancier machine designed for quilting.) No computer to go on the fritz...no plastic parts to break..just good old-fashioned ingenuity and quality. I will never part with this machine! It may be old and loud, but it is the perfect machine to learn on. Just ask Mary Catherine!
This simple sewing machine is the tool helping to create this item of beauty...a full-size bed quilt for Mary.
From the Kitchen
After a few weeks of sloppy eating I'm back on the healthy foods kick. (I really do feel so much better when I eat whole/clean foods!) This morning's omelet consisted of egg beaters, fresh baby spinach, and this:
- For my father whose birthday is later this week! Happy Birthday, Dad!
- For my father-in-law who recently lost his job.
- For all those struggling with family or health issues.
The Story of a Soul in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux Feast Day!
Words to Live By
“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”
~St. Therese of Lisieux
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.
~Blessed (Mother) Teresa
Linking up with the ladies of