Monday, March 7, 2011

Blistering Tales

Right now... I just walked back from Adoration. My husband's pickup is in the shop so he has my car. We got a ride there, so not anticipating having to trek back I wore adorably frivolous shoes. Thankfully our church is only a half mile away, but still... ouch.

This weekend... we went for a drive in the country. Oh it was lovely! You could see nothing but rich fertile farmland in every direction, with a house and silo or two stretching out a lazy silhouette on the expansive horizon. The wide open spaces of beautiful farmland would have been an ideal dream house location had it not been surrounded by noxious dairies. Ironic that when I felt most able to breathe, I couldn't inhale for the stench.

Some plans for the week ahead: Get a great start to Lent. I've been praying about it for weeks and still haven't really firmed up how we are going to observe the penitential season this year. Typically the harsher the Lent, the more glorious the Easter... but...? I know that I do want to do the 40 Bags in 40 Days (throw out or give away a bag of household clutter each day), but that's more of a sideline discipline than central spiritual focus. I will continue to pray about this. Any ideas?

If I find some time for myself, I want to... write up the next part of the Love Story. My husband gave me the go-ahead for the next episode!

Prayer intentions for this week:  for my sister, who had some adverse reactions to a prescription. And for dear dear Karla and her family; may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace, Amen.

Something that makes me smile: My first successful batch of homemade yogurt.

Monday Musings are hosted by Nadja at Patch O' Dirt Farm. Be sure to check out her family's new Etsy shop; I have my eye on a few potholders, but the pincushion is darling, too.


Jen & Eric said...

40 Bags in 40 Days? Wow... that send my mind into the dark recesses of our so-called "un-used" 2nd bedroom (which, of course, means it is used very much... to collect all that stuff I just can't throw/give away). Am I up for the challenge? Hmmm.... I am definitely considering this! Thanks for the idea!

Farmer's City Wife said...

Wish I could claim credit for the idea, but it's been going around a while :). And as much as I'd like to kid myself into thinking my house is decluttered already, I can see about three bags' worth of junk-giveaway-trash from where I'm sitting right now (and that's without opening the closet!).
It's helpful to know that the bag can be a industrial garbage bag or a grocery bag, too :).

Masha said...

We like to do an intense Byzantine fast: No meat, eggs, dairy, no oil on Mondays & Wednesdays, no food on Fridays, and then fish and wine allowed on weekends to celebrate a bit. I love the fast, it makes Easter such a blessed event and I can feel the spiritual strength that comes with fasting! It also gives a lot of opportunities to "practice" cooking without meat :)

Farmer's City Wife said...

Hard core!! I could probably do easier without steak than butter... :).

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