Saturday, February 20, 2010

yummy food

Making homemade monkey bread today, yum.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

We are the World

Well, just a quick post here. I was wondering what you all thought of the updated "We Are the World" song. I happen to like it, even if it has Miley Cyrus in it. I think that the purpose behind it was good, and the song is a good strong lyrical message. Probably the only thing I could say is that I hope none of the artists are making a profit from it and that all of the money they get actually goes to Haiti. So here it is.

Ultimately it reminds me a bit of the "Do They Know its Christmas" song that was updated not too long ago at the 20 year mark. (I probably like this one more, but that's just cause I actually know the people in it, being a brit rock fan.)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


First as I informed my husband that today is Donut day in my train of thought, due to the German roots and always making fausnaughts when growing up. He headed down to a local donut shop at 7am to get a dozen donuts. One super sweet husband is all I can say.

Though Fat Tuesday is super fun for indulgences, this year thinking about Lent has been a little more difficult. Basically because I have never had to deal with being pregnant during lent before. So cutting out something from my daily food intake doesn't really cut it. Though I have decided that I can do without soda, its just not that good for me anyway, and I can save a lot of dentist money by not drinking it.

In the last few years of being Catholic however, I have come to want to do something more than just diet from some treat, but to do something for God. So I think the two things that make sense this year are to pray the 40 Days for Life Campaign, and to do a Lent Prayer a Day. I would love to go to daily mass, and maybe I can still do this once a week, but I know when the baby comes its gonna be a big adjustment and I am not sure how quickly I will get out of the house to do so. So to me this isnt much, for some reason, at least last year I went all out, but this year maybe its just the little things that will be enough. Maybe I just need to treat them with a certain reverence as I will be convening with my maker in these prayers.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

note to self...

Do not get one's arm stuck in a home depot shopping cart, the getting it unstuck part hurts immensely...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

thoughts running round my head

as this pregnancy gets to the last stages, it seems everything is heightened. The sinuses, the moods, the emotions, the heaviness, the wanting to meet my little one. To top it off, my hips have been hurting a lot more as they widen since I have never had that body shape that is hippy or as my sister would say "good for childbearing" But oh well, despite all the inconveniences, I think its totally worth it. With my emotions high, the people that upset me normally can so easily set me off, and then I end up crying in a terrible mess. But then for some reason I come home to this wonderful husband that just somehow makes it all better with hugs and kisses and reminds me that its all ok and really that some people are are difficult to deal with even if one isn't pregnant.

But really as these last few weeks have been a little rough on me I came to the conclusion today that I need to stop being negative and dwelling on the bad the hurts and pains and difficult people, but be positive. And in the difficulties to unite them to Jesus, or in this case because most things deal with pregnancy, I tend to lean more towards identifying with Mary on this one. Which even though I have my ex-protestant hesitations with Marian things, there are always little things that arise that make me identify with her. This being one of them. So when I do have something come up that is a hurt or something that makes me want to cry or run away, I have to think about Mary traveling to Bethlehem totally uncomfortable, but toughing it out. Another thing is that the end result a beautiful newborn baby, and that is pretty darn awesome.