Reflections – 29 October

narcissusToday we celebrate the feast of St. Narcissus,

Bishop of Jerusalem (2d century).

You can read a biography of him HERE.

St Narcissus, pray for us!

It is also Cathy’s birthday!!!

Happy birthday, dear friend!

I love you!


Thanks to Darcee at Simply Catholic for this format!

Reflections -29 October 2009.

About this week – first nonfamily birthday party for TheBoy is today, still hoping to get to those dang closets,

I am wearing – stretchy pants and a t-shirt

I am feeling – pretty good, other than some joint aches and allergy stuff. I am still losing weight ~ a total of 21lbs since 24 September

I am hearing – dishwasher, fish tank, fridge.

I am thankful for – our trip to Tahoe

I am wondering – why there are so many “leaders” at Ft Huachuca who are terrible leaders?!  (I’ll spare you the details)

In prayer – My whole family, a friend’s husband’s employment situation and their family situation.

The Family

Chief: has been run absolutely ragged at work the past couple of weeks.  he still likes the job (i think!) but it’s been busy and rough lately.

SoldierBoy: told me he is happy he doesn’t have to go to “” for December! (meanie!)

Mrs.SoldierBoy: is working 5 days a week and is very busy, but has very kindly answered all of my questions as they come up!

SuperSoldier: Is completely done with the academic portion of his AIT and only has to go to the field for a 9 day exercise.  He will miss the first day because he has a levy briefing (orders, start paperwork to move to his permanent party unit, etc.) on Friday!!!!  I’m a nervous wreck!!!!!  I am dying to know where he’s going and I’m afraid to find out… what if it’s FAR?!

The Queen of Hearts: has been busy and is not liking the essay she needs to write on Ivanhoe.  She liked the book, just not the essay.

The Mad Hatter: has been a bit of a grump lately!

MissCreativity: seems to be more distracted than usual.

TheBoy: is so excited about the party today!

The Homefires:

Kitchen – Hmmmm. What to cook today? Something with chicken and something I can put in the crockpot so Chief can eat when he gets home. TheBoy and I will be at a party when he comes home, so I need something he can serve himself without too much fuss.

In our my craft room: I’ve avoided knitting, except for a very basic hat (mindless knitting)… and even that hasn’t been much or often.

In our school: nothing exciting to report.  We’re just slugging along.

Lucky Room(s) of the week: Closets!!!!  Still!!!

My iPod

Hobbit Audiobook CoverRosary of Healing Coverstillwaters rosaryusccb audio catechism





My Reading

Still hoping to finish The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life and The Fulfillment of All Desire. I am reading The End first.

Fulfillment of All Desire Cover

The Fulfillment of All Desire

Drawing upon the teaching of seven Spiritual Doctors of the Church, Ralph Martin presents an in-depth study of the journey to God. This book provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to know, love, and serve our Lord.

The End Cover

The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life

Let the pages of The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life fill you with the same burning words of love, with the same ardent desire to know God above all created things, that St. Thérèse gained from them. Let them also enrich your understanding of certain teachings of the Faith that can often seem so mysterious, even frightening:

+The signs that will precede the world’s end

+The coming of the Antichrist, and how to recognize him

+The Judgment and where it may send us: heaven, hell, and purgatory

+Biblical end-times prophecy: how to read it and not be deceived

Jesus commands us to be ever-watchful for his return, and ever-mindful that we have no lasting city on earth. The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life is an invaluable aid to inculcating in your spirit that heavenly orientation, without which true human happiness cannot be found—in this world or the next.

Liturgical/Spiritual Goals/Resolutions –

  • Be more faithful to the daily rosary and daily chaplet of Divine Mercy
  • Imitate the virtues of Christ as he underwent his Passion and Death


Letter to the Romans 8:31-39.

What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him? Who will bring a charge against God’s chosen ones? It is God who acquits us. Who will condemn? It is Christ (Jesus) who died, rather, was raised, who also is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? As it is written: “For your sake we are being slain all the day; we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Here is a picture:


This is how I feel some days!


God bless you!!!!


About becomewhatyouare

Catholic, Middle-Aged, Knitting-Addicted, Wife, Homeschooler, Mom of 6, Mom-in-Law to 1, Mother of 11 little saints, Grandma to 1, Godmother to 12, Foster Mom to 5, Army mom, Happily living in Texas!
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4 Responses to Reflections – 29 October

  1. Carla says:

    Looking forward to seeing you at the party! Ian is excited for all of his friends to come be Super Heroes with him. It’s going to be a madhouse… fair warning. Outside party moved inside is generally chaos. 15 preschoolers, their parents and siblings… whoa! 🙂

    I feel like that egg a LOT!

  2. Wowsa, that’s a lot of folks! Should be fun. Fair warning… the boy gets easily overwhelmed in crowds and new environments, though he really is looking forward to it!

  3. Elaine says:

    Continued prayers for SuperSoldiers orders, and of course your family. I’m so happy to hear you and Chief will be able to make it to Tahoe!!!!!

    Have fun at the party. 😀

  4. Cathy says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes! Still praying for you guys. Biting my nails for the orders with you!

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