Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sabbath Moments

Sabbath Moments is a weekly meme hosted by Colleen at Thoughts on Grace. Sabbath Moments are the moments when we "let go and let God" and live in the present moment.

Michaela has five days off from school. Of course, I would like to say that she can't wait to go back BUUUT nothing could be further from the truth. She has been ecstatic ever since Tuesday afternoon. Dancing around the house singing,  "Five days off! Five days off!" I'm not sure this bodes well for the future (lol). It's been fun having her at home all day though! We've played a lot of fun games on her Wii system and tonight we are going to have a family movie night.  She likes playing games against me because I stink at most of them and she likes to win. Randy and Michaela are competitive and their antics and comments while they are playing against each other crack me up!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal at my parents' house. Great conversation, lots of laughs, and food galore! Everyone brings a couple things and we had tons of leftovers. Eight desserts to choose from - I kid you not. As a matter of fact, the first thing I did this morning after dressing was to put on my pedometer. I often attach it to my pants first thing in the morning and try to hit 10,000 - 15,000 steps per day ( note the word try).  Perhaps if I "tried" harder I wouldn't have 3 different sizes in my closet. On a lighter (or not)  note - I am doing my fiscal duty by helping to support the economy ;)

This week I've tried to focus on thanking the Lord for his many blessings. He has been very good to me and I am grateful! Thank you, Lord!


  1. Mary, I so enjoy your stories about Michaela - the joy of childhood! And I have several sizes of clothes, too. It's hard to control weight when you can't move around a lot! Enjoyed your Sabbath Moments.

  2. I'm not surprised to hear that your daughter loves to take advantage of your lack of skill on the Wii! ;-)
    While you'll probably be glad for her to be back in school, it sounds like you've had a good time with her over the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Our family had plenty of leftovers after the big Thanksgiving feast too. We had at least 8 desserts to choose from as well--probably more, in fact. That one meal filled me up for the rest of the day!

    Glad to hear you had a wonderful time with family.


  3. Best wishes, Mary.

    It's so nice when we all gather as a family ... especially in winter when it's cold outside.

    Started snowing in the UK, AGAIN.

    God bless you and yours.

  4. Barb,
    I don't know what my excuse is ;) If I gain or lose weight I just dig (and dig would be the right word) through my closet for the next size. Especially in the winter!

  5. Evan,
    We've had a great time! Last night I babysat my niece and nephew and even the 5-year-old beat me on the Wii games :)

    Just one meal for me, too, Evan!

  6. Victor,
    It's been cold and windy here so we've been inside alot. You have snow already? Brrr! None here yet (much to my daughter's dismay) but it won't be long. God bless you, too!

  7. Great post. Sounds like you had a very happy Thanksgiving. God bless! Thanks for joining me every week!

  8. Thank you Mary. So appreciate what you share. Blessings.

  9. Thanks Colleen. It was a wonderful day! God bless you, too!

  10. Hi JBR :) I've been thinking about you. I hope you are feeling better this week!

  11. Thanks for visiting my new blog. I can relate to the 3 size closet - and I just went and got more. We had four deserts for 5 people at Thanksgiving!

  12. Mary Christine,
    Welcome to the Catholic blogging community. I'm looking forward to reading your posts!

    Between the two of us we are certainly stimulating the economy ;) Though, perhaps in this case, we'd rather not. Lol!