February 2014

7 Posts in 7 Days: Five Favorite Bach Pieces

I’m feeling really twitchy about a family situation (I can’t discuss it publicly out of respect for that family member) so I’m up posting and I thought I’d listen to some Bach to calm me down. For those who don’t know, I’m a classically trained pianist and vocalist. I rarely play piano publicly anymore and …
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7 Quick Takes: A Smelly Box, Pick My Lenten Discipline, and California Rain

— 1 — Pick my Lenten discipline! I’ve decided to take a page from Fr. James Martin, S.J. and allow *someone else* to pick my Lenten discipline for this year. To enter the contest, click here to find the lovely Rafflecopter. The pre-reqs are super easy: leave me a comment and like this blog’s page …
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7 Posts in 7 Days: Pick Jen’s Lenten Discipline!

So Lent starts next week and I’m trying to come up with ideas for my Lenten discipline this year. In the past, I have… -given up meat (and ended up vegetarian for 5 years after) -given up chocolate -given up soda -given up swearing (which lasted all of one day though to be fair, I …
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7 Posts in 7 Days: The Big Purse Dump!

Kendra at Catholic All Year had the idea of doing a purse dump. So… My lovely purse from Thirty One. The contents Let’s see… [+] Wallet. This would be my driver’s license, credit cards, store discount cards, some stamps, and a couple gift cards. [+] My WIC paperwork. My WIC checks, booklet, some necessary paperwork …
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The Simple Woman’s Daybook: February 23, 2014

FOR TODAY February 23, 2014 Outside my window… dark. As usual, I’m blogging after everyone has gone to bed. I am thinking… about the wife and kids of a family member who passed away this weekend. I am thankful… for a good weekend with my parents. In the kitchen… lots of dishes. I am wearing… …
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