Archive for May, 2011

May 7, 2011

Friday, Friday….

Seven Quick Takes Friday

1. This song is, once again, stuck in my head. It was introduced to me a month or so ago while I was teaching in a high school and ever since that fateful day….

2. This movie never gets old. “I came to Italy for you . . .”

3. I made these tonight . . .

4. I was in a girls high school this week. I am thoroughly exhausted. Getting up at 6 a.m. never gets easy for me, and in fact it probably gets considerably worse as the school year comes to a close. But, Praise God, it was an awesome week. These kind of comments left on our evaluations make it worth it: “I have a boyfriend who wants me to give him oral sex. I will now say NO. Thank you so much!”

5. Speaking of women, and chastity, this is currently on my nightstand:

6. I love Pope John Paul II.

“Meanwhile, you always step aside for Someone

from beyond,

who closes the door of your small room.

His coming softens with each step

and with this silence strikes

the target of the depths.”

Wow? I love him. Love him.

7. Weekends are a beautiful thing. I am ready for this one.

May 3, 2011

Seven Quick Takes….Tuesday.

 7 Quick Takes Tuesday. 

1. Why Tuesday? Well, it sounds pretty schnazzy. Second of all, I am a procrastinator. But, most importantly, I actually have an excuse for my procrastination: I was in Virginia this weekend! Pretty exciting. I fell in love with VA all over again in the three days I spent admiring the Shenendoah Valley and the sunsets settling over the mountains.

2. Check this out:  I have fallen in love with this picture, but the issue is I don’t know where it is. I didn’t actually take this picture, due to my partly broken camera that’s been sitting and getting beat up in my purse for the past 9 months or so,  but I am quite sure, based on what I DID see, that it’s quite possible that something this beautiful does exist in this country. Matt insisted that his taking a shower was more important than driving on Skyline Drive. If this picture happens to be of Skyline Drive, I might possibly kill him the next time I come to Front Royal.

3. I stayed home from school today because I’m a woman, and I REALLY don’t feel well. I’m not looking forward to facing the possible wrath of my co-worker tomorrow. Men just can’t understand.

4. Last night night and the whole two hours of sleep and six tylenol has driven to finally consider “it”: the pink book.

5.  I work for a pregnancy center. Which always leads me to have interesting facebook ads. The latest: “Earn 35k by becoming a surrogate mother.” Uh, thanks but no thanks.

6. I am addicted to the Food Network Magazine and Everyday with Rachael Ray. My latest Food Network issue had some amazingly scrumptious-looking quick breads. Yep, this is it.

7. How incredibly beautiful. 

May 3, 2011

“For the Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with JOY. ” – Psalm 126

” Totus tuus ego sum et omnia mea tua sunt. Accipio te in mea omnia. Praebe mihi cor tuum, Maria – I belong entirely to you, and all that I have is yours. I take you for my all. O Mary, give me your heart.”