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June 18, 2012

Monday Mumbles - 32


Today, I mumble from the comfy confines of home as I am off work for the day. Nothing special really, just a paid day off from work. I'm not high enough on the totem pole to get to take 2 weeks off around Thanksgiving time and have there still be time left in the summer to take an actual vacation. 

1.  I hope you all had a lovely Father's Day.  Ours was pretty low-key.  Mass in the morning, followed by Brunch.  Then we came home and just lounged around.  Craig had to work the graveyard shift so he needed to sleep, the baby fell asleep in the car, so he was out and I was feeling kind of yucky, too.  So, it was good we all just stayed quiet for the day.

2.  I did manage to get to the Boot Camp session they have on Sunday evenings since I won't be able to go tonight.

3.  I have my first School Board meeting tonight.  I'm excited to see how that goes.

4.  Sarah has her first summer volleyball game tonight.  I am excited to see how that goes, too.

5.  I took this picture below yesterday...on the left is my foot.  On the right is Sarah's foot.  My feet are not small (I wear size 9 or 9.5)...

6.   My phone interview Friday went okay.  I don't get the feeling I will get this particular job, but I'm on the radar now in a different department where I could get more exposure within my company.  We'll see what happens.

7.  Saturday night's #cathsorority meet up with Maggie and Katie was awesome!  We had dinner and literally talked for something like 3 hours.  So. Much. Fun.!!!  There's just not much that can replace having time with other Catholic ladies where you can talk about the challenges and Grace and generally awesome experience of being Catholic and loving it.

8.  I am planning to write a post about how I think you get your kids ready to fly the coop.  It's not because I want my kids to fly the coop now, but I think you have to start from very early on to get them to understand that self-sufficiency by a certain age is a requirement or else the parents end up doing everything and the kids learn nothing and then...well, then you have a bunch of lazy-ass kids who don't move out when they become adults.  And that is NOT something I am interested in having.

9.  I was talking with our pastor after Mass Sunday.  We are getting a church-full of new pews and the layout of the church was sitting on the table.  I asked a few questions and he explained that it's a more traditional layout.  Then he showed me that he's moving the front pews back so that ultimately, he can install a communion rail.  That sounds so cool!  (We attended Mass at a parish in Richmond, VA in April that had their communion rail still in place and I was so glad the girls still had the opportunity to kneel to receive the Eucharist like they have at our parish.)  He also mentioned that he tried to find a layout where he could move the choir to the back (we don't have a choir loft), but it was a logistical nightmare...so up at the front they will stay.  Anyway, I am very excited about all of this.  Our parish church was built in the '60's, which means it's a "modern" style, so there are some challenges, but I like how Father has handled those challenges so far. 

10.  Our new associate pastor (newly ordained a month ago) said Mass Sunday morning.  Very cool.  I look forward to all the positive changes having two priests at our parish will bring!

Have a great Monday!!


  1. Days off are always a good thing. Enjoy!

  2. 6. Relief! I just had an interview today for an upward move...I don't think I'll get it, though they were very interested. Isn't it a great feeling when an interview is over??? LoL...

    7. So glad you ladies had fun!

    9. I agree about loving a more traditional layout. I was on the Faith Formation Committee a few years ago when that was on the table...such a divisive topic!

  3. 5. Wow, she is really growing up fast! I remember I could wear my mother's shoes in high school (not that I usually wanted to), and now they're a half size bigger than hers. So I wouldn't worry about Sarah having gigundo feet ;)

    7. Yay!

    8. That'll be interesting!


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