Day 3 of my Media Fast. Harder than I thought. I was eating lunch with my mom, and we both realized we were not following our Lenten Fasts… she was eating Burgundy Beef (she gave up all meat) and I was listening to TV. I caught myself later last night going into the bedroom and flipping on the tv… I turned it off right away, but it reminded me how automatically I do that… so Hubbs and I had a massive tickle war with the kids in our room instead. It was wonderful! But I still miss Big Bang Theory. Glad that was the last show I got to watch Tuesday night!
Apparently on my Facebook post letting everyone know that I was not going to sign on until Easter-ish my loving husband posted “I give this until about 7:30 tonight.” Thanks for the bode of confidence there chief. But nanny nanny boo boo on you, ’cause I still haven’t signed on! Yes, this is the childish relationship he and I have. And I love him still :) PS- I found out because my mom told me.
Not having the distractions I usually do during the day has also told me how fast a reader I am. I have finished re-reading The Life of Christ (my great-grandmother’s 1954 copy), I finished my first Charlaine Harris novel (in less than 24 hours!) and I’m re-reading Kimberly Hahn. I hope I can get the Kindle Fire I want with our tax return so we don’t run out of (physical) book space!
As I’ve been reporting on my other blog, I have been doing Weight Watchers (the new Points Plus plan) for going on 3 months now. Ash Wednesday, which was supposed to be a day of fasting (one regular meal and two other small, non-collective-meal snacks) you would think should be a WAY low points day right? For “breakfast” I had a big slice of Challah bread and coffee. For lunch I had a Dunkin Donuts cheese bagel twist and a plain croissant. Then dinner came around and I figured I had PLENTY of points left, right??? (because I didn’t have dwlz.com for me to look up DD’s points… see??? I NEED a Kindle Fire!!!!) so I went and got a Shrimp Tackle Box from Popeyes… fully intending on not eating the fries or dipping in the tartar sauce, yet I was so hungry I did both. Just busted my Points Target. Then I tallied up my points- the friggin’ Bagel Twist was 18.5 points and the croissant was 10!!!! The entire shrimp basket with fries and tartar sauce was 20 points (thereabouts). Those two bread things alone busted my points and I had to use 20 of my weeklies… guess carbs really DO count big with WW.
Thank you for sitting through my random WW post.
I’m also shopping for rosary supplies. Now that I know my local (read: only) not-at-all-mega Catholic Bookstore carries centers and crucifixes, I can work on some more stuff instead of waiting for an order… but I do so love Rosary Workshop‘s beautiful reproductions and want to get to the caliber of workmanship in HeartFelt Rosaries. Sigh.
I am working on getting with my Spiritual Director, who also happens to be my bestie’s mom. She went to The Cenacle at Marian Servants of Divine Providence, and we used to joke that she was as close to a Pope as you can get… definitely the most spiritual woman I’ve ever met. I’m blessed that she’s willing to work with me. Before you email me that I should be getting spiritual direction from a Priest, yes- that would be ideal, but my parish only has 2 priests, one of which is gone back to Poland to be with his family after a loss- and our Pastor is always busy… and I feel more comfortable with her- I don’t have to go through that awkward getting-to-know (trust)-you phase. She’s known me for 19 years… I can get going down this path easier with her.
I’m still doing research on my Bucket List Trip. Right now I’m focusing on the first part of the trip- Scandinavia. My husband’s mom’s family is Norwegan, Swedish and German. I already have Germany on my list because of my side of the family, and I’ve always wanted to visit Sweden… I wonder if IKEA is cheaper over there… anyway, that’s going to be my day today… learning all I can about the Viking lands… after that would be Scotland (YAY! My maternal grandmother’s heritage) and Ireland (pretty much the rest of “me”)…
Have a great week everyone!