Monday, December 20, 2010

I'm Going Home!!

Right is 5:40pm. It's cold, dark, and the earth around my house is covered in snow. My husband won't be home for hours. I just got off of Facebook chat with my sister, telling her I was going to go exercise. I will! As soon as I'm done with this post... and cleaning my kitchen... and... addressing a few Christmas cards.

This weekend... I read up on more crunchy granola "real foods" stuff that I'm too intimidated to start: lacto-fermenting, sourdough, sprouting, and kefir. Ridding our diets of high fructose corn syrup, MSG, trans fats, most soy, most white flour and refined sugar foods, and cooking almost entirely from scratch has been a big enough adjustment, though not without its rewards. I think I'm just about ready to start taking the plunge into phase 2.

This week I plan to... get packed well before the hour we fly home to my family. I also hope to send out our Christmas cards and get some wrapping materials for our homemade gifts. And I could really use few new shirts before flying home... if I only see my family once in a blue moon, they deserve to see me in something better than an over-sized t-shirt.

I am praying for... my conversion. My prayer life has tanked recently, as I've pushed it aside for anything and everything else that's "more pressing." This has got to stop. "Until you are convinced that prayer is the best use of your time, you will not find time for prayer." Fr. Hillary Ottensmeyer, OSB

Something that makes me smile: This week I'm going to see my brother, and my sisters, and my parents... and my husband will be with us all. Does it get any better?

Monday Musings are hosted by Nadja at Patch O' Dirt Farm.


nadja said...

On prayer life (comment of one of our Fathers of Mercy in his homily on Sunday): "There is no standing still in the spiritual life. If you are not moving forward, you are back-sliding, whether you know it or not." Make a good confession, make a firm resolution, and then get back into it. Frequent confession helps keep us on track, as do good books (may I suggest the following: Imitation of Christ, My Daily Bread, In Conversation with God. Good for renewing our fervor.

I go through this frequently, and find that confession and good books are what get me back on track (Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament is a great help, too, if you are able to get there regularly).

Deborah Vogts said...

Hi there. Hope you have a wonderful visit with your family. Merry Christmas to you. ;)

Masha said...

City Wife,
I should introduce myself, I've been following your blog for a couple months (stalker!) without coming out into the open. I'm Masha, a married, homesteading artist. I discovered your blog thanks to a friend who knew you at University. I've been following your blog because it's incredibly enjoyable to read, your recipes are fantastic (did the bagels come from "the Bread-bakers apprentice"? Isn't it a killer book!), and because your joy in your life and love for your husband are infectious (I too feel slightly lost when the women 'round me start in on their complaints). I have never read a bitter post from you, even your sadder posts have a touch of the joy which only Christ can bring. You brighten my day, I wish you all the blessings possible for you this Christmas and beyond, and I hope you'll forgive me for silently stalking for so long. ~Masha

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