It's quiet here in blogville today. I guess we're all busy getting back to fall routines and doing what we're "supposed" to do. Anyone feel like taking a coffee break? Just 15 minutes. I just dropped the kids at school, threw in a load of laundry and checked my phone messages for work.
Today is one of those "run around" days. Pick up Luke at 10:45 for an ortho appointment. Haircut for me at 1:00. Get an Rx at the pharmacy. Pick up Em at 2:45 from school. Back-to-school night tonight. One of the things that has really helped me out this week is that I FINALLY did a menu plan! I've been inspired by those of you who do the Monday Menus. In fact, last night we had Annie's Taco Meatloaf. You make it in the crockpot. Soooo, YUM! Tonight, we're having chicken with noodles and veggies. Tomorrow, I'll make up some spaghetti sauce -- enough that there'll be some for the freezer. Friday night is supposed to be burritos. But I just found out my niece will be in town playing volleyball, so I have a feeling I'll opt for grabbing McD's before we meet the rest of the family to watch her game. I'll save the burritos for Saturday. Such a load off my mind to have the meals planned this week.
Off on a tangent here . . . This month's Catholic Digest features Mike Piazza on the cover -- former Mets player, currently with the Padres and the greatest hitting catcher of all time. I only know this because he's one of my son's favorite baseball players. I was so thankful to see him featured in Catholic Digest, with an entire article on what his faith means to him. It is very timely, as I've been fielding a lot of questions of late and "why do I have to go to church?". Now that there isn't the influence of parochial school and weekly mass, I've wondered how will I keep God's presence in my freshman's day? It's like a priest once told me, what makes you think it's your job to change someone's heart? That's God's job. He works through us. And I guess he's working through Mike Piazza, too! (Thanks, Mike:)
Emily and I are reading Little House on the Prairie in the evenings. She reads for 30 minutes, then I read to the end of whatever chapter we're on. I love hearing the story in her voice:)
There's a book challenge coming up that I can't get off my mind! Since I'm in two book clubs and have a stack of my own TBR, I was going to swear off book challenges. But this one is too good to resist. It's In Their Shoes -- reading memoirs and biographies and autobiographies. My favorite genre, being that I'm so nosey:)
Okay, coffee break is over. Have a great rest of the day!