E-Books, Bangs, and Monks – What’s on Your Mind Today?

1.)  I’ve written an e-book.  It’s called Tight Budget, Tiny Kitchen, and No Time: How to Eat Well in Your First Apartment.  Writing it was fun, but formatting it is about to drive me over the edge.  This is not something someone who can concentrate for no longer than 15-30 minutes at a time was meant to do.  But I’m going to do it.  My goal is to have this sucker up for sale by October first.  Obviously I’ve lost my mind.

2.) I can’t seem to get anything done.  My to-do list just keeping growing (like “format the damn book”), and I’m home all day every day.  I should have a spotless house, be cooking gourmet meals, and have learned to speak fluent Italian.  I mentioned this frustration to my friend Dianna yesterday and she looked at me like I had two heads and said, “But you’re in pain.”  Which, yes, is the whole reason I’m home all day rather than at work, as well as the reason I can’t concentrate on anything longer than that dog Dug in Up: “SQUIRREL!”  I just am not adapting very well, cannot seem to bring my expectations into line with reality.  I’m working on it.

3.) I can’t remember the last time I did anything with my hair.  After my shower I dry my bangs only because my hairdresser forced me to swear I would never let my bangs air dry all curly and ick before she agreed to cut them.  I got up the morning after neurosurgery and dried those damn bangs – I take a vow seriously.  But the rest of it just air dries and goes in a clip on top of my head or just hangs there.  This week I actually went to a doctor’s appointment and a therapist’s appointment with my hair like that.  I figured they’d seen worse and they both knew I had bigger issues than my hair anyway.

4.) The people who do the interviews for long-term disability ask some rather odd questions.  My favorite was, “Have you ever taken a vow of poverty for a religious organization?”  I guess if you’re a monk or a nun and you’re disabled you’re just SOL.  That doesn’t seem fair.

5.) I love the cooler weather.  Having a cool breeze blowing through the open windows, not minding having the big furry dogs in bed at night, looking forward to watching Aaron play in his college marching band.

6.) I made rice bread for supper last night.  That’s all I made.  There were leftovers in the fridge, some pork, a little chicken, some roast beef.  I made tiny little rice bread rolls and told the guys to just heat up what they wanted and put it on a bun.  They won’t die from one night without vegetables.

7.) I’m going to noon Mass today.  We keep trying to hit the 5:30 Saturday Mass on the weekends, but it just hasn’t been working out for us.  And I miss it.  So I’m going today.  Unfortunately, there’s no music at the noon Masses, and I always feel like something’s missing.  Yes, the congregation sings, but I want a cantor.  And a choir.  And an organ.  And, ideally, a harpist – every church should have a harpist.  But I’ll go early and join in the rosary, and maybe that will make up for it.

Stop by Conversion Diary today and share what seven things are in the forefront of your mind.  They can’t be any more random than mine!

 

 

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One thought on “E-Books, Bangs, and Monks – What’s on Your Mind Today?”

  1. Why is it that the question about the religious vow of poverty totally cracked me up?? What in the world is that about?

    And, although you didn’t have singing, you had the world’s best priest. And, in my opinion, that more than makes up for a few songs.

    We hit the Children’s Holy Hour at St Louis Bertrand, and of course, I sobbed when the priest there got up and talked to us about what an important and precious role we have as homeschooling parents. Kept sobbing when he talked about how important it was to have our children there, even though we may think that they aren’t getting anything from being there. He said Jesus talks to our children in a way that we cannot understand. (did I mention I did not have a tissue?) During this, Adam was climbing on the pew, and Thomas was doing planks on the kneeler.

    Confession was wonderful — the priest counseled me on having a relationship with the Holy Spirit — this is certainly new to me, but completely relevant.

    I love you, girl! Keep plugging away – one bite of the elephant at a time.

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