Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified. - 1 Cor 9:24-27

Thursday, May 10, 2012

with needle & thREAD

Joining with Eliabeth
needle and thREAD

Not too much sewing going on, but a lot of cutting ... to me, it's the most time consuming.  I try to cut out many and then sew assembly-line style.  The patterns are from The King's Daughters.

Projects ready to sew:

2 Button Dresses
1 Jumper
1 Skirt

All for my oldest daughter ... she's a size 8 in the waist and a size 16 in height.  Try finding clothes that fit!

To conclude from yesterday's post, my spiritual reading that I do along side the daily Mass readings is The Conversation with God  The funny thing is that in today's reading it talks of the 'heroic minute' on pg. 491 of volume two.  I just had blogged about that the other day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny on YarnAlong...

Back to working on the baptismal gown.  This is the second time around with the gown.  The length of it is finished and now I'm working on the picket edging.  Due date is fast approaching and I'm getting nervous about finishing this in time for the baptism tentatively set for either June 10th or 17th.  Ravelry notes here.

Recently purchased the updated Daily Roman Missal.  I do really enjoy the Magnificat, but I felt it more prudent to go with the daily missal ... wouldn't need to spend more money on a subscription.  I realize that the missal doesn't contain spiritual readings, but I'll blog about what I do read tomorrow.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Conquering the "Heroic Moment"

Have you ever heard of the "Heroic Moment"?  The moment when your alarm goes off or the sun wakes you up ... and you struggle to get out of bed.  You know you should, but just a few more moments of sleep are begging to be had.

Depression, stress, tiredness, and loneliness have plagued me for the past four weeks.

I'm at 36 weeks now and I'm starting to wonder if I'll make it to the end with my sanity and strength still intact.

Today, I am hopeful.  The last two days now, I've conquered the "Heroic Moment" and I feel so good about that small accomplishment:  waking up at sunrise and walking two miles.