My relationship with food has been going well. And not really so well. I am doing fine with will power... I can face a bowl of ice cream and feel nothing. The part I am not doing fine with is preparing a variety of healthy foods that I can eat. I have no problem finding sweet things to eat. Exhibit A:
|Frosting Shots from Chocolate-Covered Katie made|
with coconut milk and coco. :)
Early morning bus driving. Cookie decided to be funny and surreptitiously took a photo of me while I drove her to a very early morning doctor appointment. The amusing part of this photo is the lines still embedded in my forearm and face from my blankets and pillow. I said my morning offering in the car that day.
I have been enjoying Pinterest and am surprised by how useful it has actually been. I assumed I would face the temptation of getting sucked into endless, fruitless, lovely images. Not so. I have already used a relatively large percentage of the ideas I've gleaned and don't find the site overly distracting. My current favorite thing to do there is to gather ideas for an upcoming Miss Suzy themed birthday party we are planning for Jellybean. We never do theme parties (being totally boring and countercultural in that regard) so this is going to be particularly fun for the kids. Cookie has already finished cutting out fabric for aprons and tulle for the firefly lights.
And if you've never heard of Miss Suzy, you're really missing out! I don't generally have strong attachment to childrens books... but you really ought to read this one. :)
After completing the 33 Days to Morning Glory Marian Consecration, I discovered this parish renewal program based on the author's books and offered by The Marians of the Immaculate Conception (his order). His first book, Consoling the Heart of Jesus, has also been an influential book in my life and finding a parish program that incorporates the message of the two was exciting.
If you have any influence at all in your parish, you might want to have a look at this program!
Ann Voskamp strikes again. Right at the middle of my heart. I would read her words every day if I could handle it emotionally, but so often, her words hit me like a prayer that is particularly raw. But I did read last week and think that you should go read this one, too... especially if you're a mother...