on being seraphic …

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... I appreciate all the concerned emails and words of encouragement but I assure you, kind readers, that I am not in the pits of despair and loneliness. Scrolling through the posts over the last two weeks may indicate otherwise, but I am actually a very jovial gal.Yes, I was having a bad week. Don't we all. So moving on from there, here is a perfect illustration of why I actually enjoy being single ... despite what the mood swings may indicate.Without question, the one thing I do … [Read more...]

are you a crafty Catholic mom…

... I'm not. I have no patience for arts and crafts, but if it's your thing I seriously suggest you follow Lacy's Catholic Icing blog. … [Read more...]

reason #234,998…

... why my religion is cooler than yours.But really, the list of reasons is infinite. … [Read more...]

Motivational Monday…

... I am so damn romantic I would marry myself if I could. … [Read more...]

so I joined a gym…

... Have you ever wanted to feel totally self conscious and miserable about your appearance? Join a gym. Nothing will make you feel frumpier than huffing and jiggling on a treadmill wearing paint stained sweat paints and a tattered t-shirt surrounded by bronzed and chiseled hard bodies.In fact I felt so miserable the only thing that would console me was a box of doughnuts.www.nataliedee.comAnd what's the deal with the wall to wall mirrors... like I really need to watch myself huff … [Read more...]

I had company this morning…

... I was visited by Jehovah Witnesses this morning, bless their precious little hearts.  They had to make the perilous journey past the statue of St. Francis and the bath tub Madonna before making it to the front door, only to find the likes of me on the other side.  They asked me if I had a few moments to talk about Jesus. I said only if they had a few moments to talk about Catholicism. He wanted me to take his literature. I offered a trade. I gave him a copy of the Catholic News and Herald … [Read more...]

tonight…

... I am feeling particularly thankful this evening for the following;The sacrament of Reconciliation, my son, the great relationship I have with my family, and I baked cookies and didn't burn them.What are you thankful for this evening? … [Read more...]

is singleness a vocation…

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... I hear this question every now and then. I wonder, but highly doubt it.I'm not a consecrated single person so being single, in my opinion, is not a vocation. I just sort of ended up in this state through various life circumstances but I never actively sought to be single. I think most singles are like me in this aspect. When I think "vocation" I don't think of some transitory or temporary state, which I hope and pray my singleness is.So I ascertain that being an unconsecrated single … [Read more...]

Isaak Levitan …

... Autumn Day. Sokolniki, c. 1879.Isaak Levitan is considered one of the finest landscape painters in Russian Art and he was decidedly unpretentious in the subjects for his paintings. He remained faithful to simple poetic motifs of his native land. Natural simplicity and composition was the hallmark of Levitan's artistic genius. … [Read more...]


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