Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I am still alive folks, don't worry. While I would have done a post on Monday I couldn't think of how I wanted to write the idea for a post that I had. So that post will have to wait for a little while so that I can figure out how I want to say it. Even though April is pretty much over now I am for sure doing a photo a day challenge for the month of May. I have done it before but I decided to do it again this year. All of the pictures will be posted here as well as on my personal Facebook page. Even if you don't do it this year here is the list for the May photo a day challenge.

Friday, April 25, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday

As you probably saw from my post on Tuesday I had a nice Easter with my family. So I won't be talking about that really here :)
Found this on Pinterest. Jane Austen Disney princesses.

Even though I know that it will never happen I want a library like this in my house. It is the

State Hall of the Austrian National Library, Vienna. 

I was going to write something here but I forgot what it was of course. It is so annoying when that happens. And this would probably be about the time that I complain about not knowing what to write about for my 7 Quick Takes this week. It seems like I go in spurts of knowing what to write for each quick take and then there are the weeks where I don't know what to write. This weeks is one of the not knowing weeks. Maybe next week I will be feeling inspired again on what to write about. Unless I decide to write a separate post about it before Friday comes around.
I saw this on Pinterest and of course I had to laugh because I feel like I barely made it through the winter.

Now I am sure that you have seen the quiz that tells you the area that you most likely are from or fit in with in the United States. I have taken the quiz at leas three times already and all three times I got one or two cities from the state that I live in as well as one or two cities from different states. Even if you have taken the quiz before but wanted to take it again you can find it here.
On Tuesday afternoon as I was driving home after school and dropping Yavi off at work I was thinking about a couple post ideas that I want to do. Of course by the time I had gotten home from work I had forgotten what they were so once I figure out the ideas I had for the posts again I will write them and post them as soon as possible.
For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Easter Week

Happy Easter week everyone!!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. I did :) Easter morning my mom's parents and one of our uncles came over early to our house for house for a breakfast that consisted of cold Polish Sausage, horse radish, that we all had to smell, blessed hard boiled eggs, Easter bread, and hot cross buns. Yavi's friend from school, who is from Ghana, came over on Saturday night and colored Easter eggs with us, she also came on Sunday morning for breakfast since she didn't have any other plans. After breakfast we went to mass. I apologize for all of the random stuff in the picture but here is a picture of the dress that I wore for Easter.

Here is a picture of my Easter basket. Not pictured is the new earrings that I got since I was wearing them.

After mass we came home for a few minutes and then went to my other grandma's house for dinner. All of the aunts, uncles and cousins were there. Dinner was ham, carrots, asparagus, bread and cheesy potatoes. Of course it wouldn't be Easter without the lamb cake, though I didn't have a piece. I had a piece of the pineapple upside down cake instead. If I had remembered to bring my camera with I would have taken a picture of the inside of our church as well as the lamb cake that my aunt made. Instead hear is a picture of the mini minion figure that I got in my Easter basket. Everyone got a Despicable Me mini figure in their baskets.

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Happy Easter everyone!!!!! I hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy yourselves.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday - Stations of the Cross with Meditation Part 3

Eleventh Station:
Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
Thou didst forgive thy enemies; my God, teach me to forgive injuries and forget them.

Twelfth Station:
Jesus Dies on The Cross
Thou art dying my Jesus, but Thy Sacred Heart still throbs with love for Thy sinful children.

Thirteenth Station:
Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross
Receive me into thy arms, O Sorrowful Mother; and obtain for me perfect contrition for my sins.

Fourteenth Station:
Jesus is Laid in the Sepulcher
When I receive Thee into my heart in Holy Communion, O Jesus, make it a fit abiding place for thy adorable body. Amen.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Holy Thursday - Stations of the Cross with Meditations part 2

Sixth Station:
Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
O Jesus! Thou didst imprint Thy sacred features upon Veronica's veil; stamp them also indelibly upon my heart.

Seventh Station:
Jesus Falls the Second Time
By Thy second fall, preserve me, dear Lord, from relapse into sin.

Eight Station:
Jesus Consoles the Women of Jerusalem
My greatest consolation would be to hear The say: "Many sins are forgiven thee, because thou hast loved much."

Ninth Station:
Jesus Falls the Third Time
O Jesus! When weary upon life's long journey, be Thou my strength and perseverance.

Tenth Station:
Jesus is Stripped of His Garments
My soul has been robbed of its innocence; clothe me, dear Jesus, with the garb of penance and contrition.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Stations of the Cross with Meditations part 1

The meditations that I am using for this post and the next two posts are from the Pieta prayer book.

First Station: 
Jesus is Condemned to Death
O Jesus! so meek and uncomplaining, teach me resignation in trials.

Second Station:
Jesus Carries His Cross
My Jesus, this cross should be mine, not Thine; my sins crucified Thee.

Third Station:
Jesus Falls the First Time
O Jesus! by this first fall, never let me fall into mortal sin.

Fourth Station:
Jesus Meets His Mother
Oh Jesus! may no human tie, however dear, keep me from following the road of the cross.

Fifth Station:
Simon the Cyrenean Helps Jesus Carry His Cross
Simon unwillingly assisted Thee; may I with patience suffer all for Thee.

God's Not Dead

Yesterday I was able to see the movie "God's Not Dead" with Yavi and Aaliyah and some friends. I thought that it was a good movie and I recommend it if you haven't seen it yet. While I won't go into much details and spoil the movie for anyone who hasn't seen it yet I do want to say that I liked that at the end of the movie they challenged everyone to text the words "God's Not Dead" to all of the contacts on their cell phones. Though I didn't do it yet I want to challenge you to text those words to all of the people in your contact list on your phones. Even though I said I wasn't going to give away any spoilers I think the quote (pictured below) sums up what sin is.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Prayer
Almighty and everliving God,
in your tender love towards us
you sent your Son to take our nature upon him,
and to suffer death upon the cross;
grant that we may follow the example
of his great humility
and share in his glorious resurrection:

through him who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God now and for ever.

Friday, April 11, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday

Well there's one play down and one more to go. The second performance of "The Seven Last Words of Christ" is on Sunday. The first performance went well and we managed to sell out at the last minute. Why we worry that there won't be enough tickets sold in the weeks leading to the show(s) I have no idea, because we always manage to sell out. At the church that we performed at on the 5th they were very nice and gave us a couple big baskets filled with bars, mints, and small bags of trail mix and almonds and peanuts.
A while ago on my old blog I had written a post about being obsessed, or something like that, with pens. Though I have always been obsessed with the weather I feel like I have been noticing it more since I got a job, because I have to check it pretty much every day and some times several times a day. Not to mentioned I have mentioned the crazy weather that we have been having lately several times already.
*Very Clean* Funny Pics, which is one of the pages that I follow on Facebook posted this on Sunday and thought that it was funny and had to share it.

I have been doing okay with doing Camp NaNo. Though I haven't been able to reach the suggested average words per day (1,667 words) I have been doing okay. I would include a snippet of my story but what I have so far isn't the best. But I might include part of it at a later date.
This is the saved spot for my almost weekly round of complaining about not knowing what to write for one of the quick takes. But I couldn't think of anything to really complain about.

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

I have seen this parallel before and then I saw it again the other day on Pinterest and decided to share it here :)

Friday, April 4, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday

On Saturday I went and saw "Divergent" with Amanda and Yavi. Some spoilerish stuff in case you haven't read the book or seen the movie. Though we all enjoyed it and thought that it was pretty faithful to the book we all a little disappointed that they took out Christina and Will's relationship and Four and Tris taking the hardrive thingy at the end of the book because those are part of the plot line of the second book. I also noticed that the Erudite people didn't have glasses like they did in the book.
Well spring break is over now and school is underway. But on the bright side there are only a couple more weeks left of the semester! Of course not having any homework or classes for a week meant that I sat on my computer most mornings playing 'Solitaire.'
If anyone has any ideas for posts that I could write up so that I am not just doing 7 Quick Takes and Themed Thursday please leave a comment with your idea(s).

Camp NaNoWriMo started on Tuesday and I am trying to keep up with writing while working and doing school and homework. I will let you know how my writing is going and if I am able to keep up with it.
I would have watched this weeks episode of "Once Upon A Time" when it aired but I decided to go help sell tickets at one of the churches that we will be doing "The Seven Last Words of Christ" at. It's weird to think that the first performance is tomorrow!
Yesterday's Themed Thursday word reminded me of this song by Josh Groban, which I like.

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Theme Thursday: Remember

This weeks Theme Thursday word is Remember. I was planning on doing a different picture but my mother had the same idea so here is my new idea for this week.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Kid Snippets

I saw just watched this video this evening and I got a laugh out of it. If you haven't seen any of the videos that they have put out I would suggest that you watch them.