Housekeeping!! (and update on the celebration)
I added a new blog A Catholic Mother's Thoughts. Rosemary is an experienced mom with her youngest children the same age as my older kiddos. I have enjoyed reading her posts thus far, and welcome her to my blogroll.
I moved around the blog roll a bit, deleting links that no longer exist (bye Eight is Enough *sniff, sniff*) and moving inactive blogs to the bottom of the list.
Well, this is it, the last day of the thirties. We ended up having an impromtu party for my son who just had a birthday. The opportunity arose to gather all the cousins and friends, so we seized the moment.
Last evening my husband and two of his friends came over and brought their guitar and harmonica. I enjoyed myself so much, listening to a real live blues jam session, extemporaneous lyrics and all.
I decided to move my haircut and manicure to next week, so tomorrow will be a day of relaxation, family time, visiting my sister's in law again, and maybe even a long bubble bath while reading my new book. Anyone read "In a Dark Wood Wandering" by Hella S. Haasse? It is a novel about the Middle Ages. I am only 17 pages in, but it is pretty good so far.
I know I have made a big deal out of the big 4-0, but mostly I just want to reflect on the many blessings showered upon me thus far in my life, and make a commitment to consciously live each day from now on. I also am reading a book called, "I Will Not Die an Unlived Life". It reminds me of "A Gift from the Sea" by Anne Morrow Lindburgh, which is one of my all time favorite books.
Oh, I also bought the book Rosemary suggested "Strong Women Stay Young", and am really excited by it.
So between my increased attendance at Diving Liturgy (at least 2 times a week, usually 3), my iconography, my new found ability to carve out fun time for my family and for myself, and my new book on strengthening, I am mightily encouraged about what the 40's will bring my way.
Thank you all for your kind suggestions and good wishes. I feel so blessed by each of you, as well, and I am grateful for the time you spend here.