1. ON COURAGE AND TIME:
My walk of shame to the library's return desk has not yet occurred. I did have the audacity to check out two more books, four kids in tow, and felt the all-knowing eyes of the librarian reading my soul the whole time.
2. ON FORGOTTEN HOBBIESI went to a dance rehearsal for the first time in, well, a long time, and it felt good. Not the part where I threw up my breakfast in front of people I don't know. But the rest of it, felt good.
3. ON BEING A FB ADDICT:
I left Facebook for Lent, since I can't seem to use it in moderation. But I'm pretty sure this ensuing hyper-productivity will propel me to 2015, where Facebook no longer exists. Or the loss of my safety valve for high-anxiety situations will kill me. Either way, it's good for me to disconnect from my FB virtual unreality and reconnect with the reality of any given moment.
|"My kid just threw up all over the cat who is rolling on the bed trying to clean herself up. I don't know what to do, but am feeling much better now that I've shared this on Facebook."|
4. ON FASTING:
This is the first year in awhile that I don't have the excuse of being pregnant or breastfeeding to avoid real fasting. Aw, oh well. It still feels kind of gratuitious sleeping for 8 hours at night.
5. ON CAT ACCESSORIES
|Note: Kitty litter on mat. Kitty litter not on tile floor. Works like a magnet.|
6. ON CONSPIRACY THEORIES
Let the conspiracy theories fly! Pope Benedict XVI is abdicating the chair of St. Peter! Here's my favorite theory.
|Hint: It's not because his Germanic heritage forbids him from experiencing the trials of old age in the public spotlight.|
7. ON MOVIE REVIEWS:
Obviously late to the party, but I just watched "There Be Dragons" (currently streaming for free with an Amazon Prime account)! An inspiring story about Josemaria Escriva, a young priest during the Spanish Civil War. It's got beautiful cinematography, and the storyline's not so saccharine that you feel like Disney princesses could eat it for breakfast. Josemaria is a modern-day saint who lived through war and persecution, trying to discern where God was in all of it. Relatable and hopeful.
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