Catholic Women’s Almanac No. 39

Thanking God For::

*Beautiful autumn days




*Sleeping in (yes, I had today off…Columbus Day for the win, people)

*His Word


Outside my window::
Well it’s not my window, it’s the coffeeshop’s window. That being said: I’m in Bexley, my old college stomping grounds, so I’m seeing the library and the trees along Main Street turning colors. It’s a glorious autumn day, about 75 degrees or so. I’ve got hot coffee and a chocolate chip scone in front of me. Life is good.


*Friends who are pregnant

*Thomas Peters

*an Internet friend who is going through her umpteenth round of chemo



My NaNoWriMo novel for this year. I’m planning to do it again; I’m all signed up and ready to go. October is the “planning month”. I have a sort of plot, but I’m not sure where the plot will ultimately end up, so I do need to work on that.


Proverbs is the lectio book of the Bible du jour; Game of Thrones: A Feast for Crows (book 4 in the series). Also re-reading the Wrinkle In Time series–I’m on A Wind  In The Door.



Zee Christmas Scarves. Yes. I think I’m on the last one, but one can never be sure.


In the kitchen::

It’s Tech Week for And Then There Were None. So it’s catch as catch can. I’m thinking carbonara tonight, though. Because I love carbonara, it’s quick to make, and carbs are good for stage energy. 🙂


Around the house::

Today I have cleaned the bathroom (tub, toilet, mirrors); swept the kitchen floor; dusted; vacuumed, and cleared off piles of stuff from the Kitchen Table. I have also worked on the constant weeding out of the library. I am pleased. When I get home from my coffee klatch I’m planning on mopping the Kitchen floor and spending some time in the library and my bedroom.



Jeans, a mulberry colored sweater with a pink camisole under it and a grey/white/khaki infinity scarf, and pink flats.

Looking forward to:

Tech Week. I mean it’s a lot of work but it’s also fun to see the whole show come together. We open on Friday!

The week ahead::

Um, tech week. 🙂 The show opens on Friday. We have shows Friday and Saturday Evening and then a Sunday matinee. We do it again next weekend.

My sister’s birthday is on Thursday


Seven Quick Takes Friday Vol. 27



Wow, been a long time since I’ve done one of these. But we’re back on the wagon today. 🙂


Today I am intensively studying my lines; I want to get to the hallowed point of off-book (without the script) in rehearsals very soon. As in, if not this weekend, then next. I don’t have that many lines, but when I get them memorized I think it will really help my overall performance, since this character moves around a lot. So that’s my lunchtime project today, most likely.  Fortunately I’ve always been excellent at memorizing things and have a really good memory, so this isn’t usually something I worry about. It’s just a matter of repetition and putting in the time to do it.

Rehearsals are going well; a lot of the furniture pieces have been moved in and we’re working with some props. We open October 18th! Get tickets here, if you’re local. If you’re not, be sad that you’re going to miss it.  It’s a two weekend run, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.


The Christmas Scarf Project continues apace. Three are done now. There is a tiny mistake in all of them, which sort of annoys me, but I’m trying to let it go. It’s handmade. It’s not going to be perfect-perfect. People can deal. I started scarf No. 4 last night, and I have the yarn for scarf 5 and scarf 6 ready to go.  The next thing is attaching “handmade by_________” tags to each of these. We’ll see how that goes.


In other news, this is just crazy cool.

I especially enjoy this part:

Eventually, NASA said, the Voyagers will pass other stars, coasting and drifting and being pulled by gravity. The next big encounter for Voyager 1, in around 40,000 years, is expected to be a dwarf star dispassionately known as AC+793888 in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

Well, wow.


It’s week two of CCD. This week we’re talking about God the Father. I’m really looking forward to seeing the kids again and seeing how they are in a more “normal” classroom setting than last week, which was not typical, as first days tend to be. I’m putting together a poster for our “saint of the month,” St. Martha, for the classroom.   Besides serving Jesus and her family, she apparently tamed a dragon. 


It is SUCH beautiful weather here! 70, the leaves are turning gold and orange, and my boots are on my feet. Truly a good day. Days like this make me want to hit German Village during my lunch break.  One of the things I truly love about Columbus is the micro-villages we have all over: German Village, the Short North, Victorian Village, the ares by campus, etc. It’s like traveling to another city to go to German Village and stroll around.


Finally, still life revamping.  The new wake-up thing is going really well, so I’m very pleased about that. No A/C this week put a damper on the working out and cleaning, for sure. Also the lectio practice continues to go well. I’m about done with the book of Job.

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A Boden skirt from a few years ago; BR royal blue tee.


And Then There Were None, in preparation for an audition on Saturday; Nothing Daunted; The Dialogues of St. Catherine of Siena.

In the CD player::

L’Angelus “Sacred Songs”

Around the house::

I’m doing a massive organizing/clean out of the house. It’s time to get rid of the stuff I don’t use and don’t want. Yesterday I made progress in my book room and loaded up some bags to take to Half Price Books. Today’s (and probably tomorrow, too. And maybe Wednesday) focus is the living room. There will be sorting and cleaning.

From the Kitchen::

I’ve got some more Rachael Ray recipes on tap. Haven’t decided precisely which ones, yet.

Being healthy::

The back feels better so we’re on to ballet beautiful workouts this week–an hour, hopefully, each day (M-F). We’ll see how this experiment goes! It’s a very high-intensity workout for the muscles, so even if I can’t do the entire hour, it’s still a fantastic workout.

Being creative::

Well there’s that audition on Saturday. And knitting. I’m on bookmark no. 3, but I’m hoping to cast on a scarf before this week’s Yarn Along.


This, all about lectioand how to do it. I am lugubriously bad at lectio. This, however, really seems helpful.

Praying for::

Thomas Peters

Some special intentions that people have asked me to pray for.

Plans for the week::

Saturday: Audition and Crew (they’re our MLS team) game with the Capital Alumni Organization