I find myself relating more and more to Ralphie Parker these days.
Remember that infamous, decoder bathroom scene?
"I'll be right down (out)....Gee whiz!" (Wish I could just do my business without anyone screaming for me.)
And then there's this one...
"Only I didn't say FUDGE. I said THE word, the BIG one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the F-dash-dash-dash word."
~ So, I've been thinking about December.
I've decided for the month of December I'm going to say the big NO word a lot more to activities and social events especially geared toward my high school kids.
I love my teenagers! Man, teenagers do a lot with friends away from family (or their activities require you to postpone 'family activities').
The 3 pre-Christmas dates blacked out on our December calendar already? I'm hoping to keep it just to those 3.
I really don't want to be doing this ...
... on Christmas Eve. (And I really do love to send cards so don't tell me to give them up :)
~ I've been thinking about my faith lately. A lot.
Where am I going? How can I grow more spiritually? (Cuz it ain't ever over as some people think.)
David and I are excited about making a spiritual retreat at home through 33 Days to Morning Glory
We will start it on November 5, ending on the feast of The Immaculate Conception. Want to join us? In spirit? I hope you can if you haven't already made this retreat yourself.
What inspired this? More like WHO inspired this!
A true story based on the life of Chiara Corbel Petrillo who gave her life to save her unborn child. Her love for Christ, the Cross, and Mary moved me to tears.
This woman IS A SAINT!!
~ I have been thinking about ...
My hormones were playing hard ball this summer. I tried to blame it on my thyroid disease, but nope! That's working fine on my current prescription.
Talked to my oldest sister, Mary, about pre menopause stuff. (I'm so glad I don't have to go through it first!) She just smiled and said, "Oh girl, you are just getting started." WTH?
I thought I was "just getting started" way back when I was 36 years old, so when things really, really ramped up this summer I was like, here we go. And I'm only now at the beginning? Dang.
David was like YeeHaw! So long, NFP!
I was like, sorry dude, that's when NFP is REALLY important. Remember your SIL conceiving at the age of 49??
BTW, have I ever told you how much progesterone cream helps alleviate the nasty symptoms?? I've used it for years, but wow! What a difference it has made at this point in life! (I use a natural cream.)
~ Hot Flash ~ (David's nickname for me.)