Think about those times in your life when you have felt inspired to something really great. Where does that inspiration come from?
The Holy Spirit. God inspires us to do great things with our lives.
----Matthew Kelly

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Disclaimer: I am not a theologian, just a Catholic empty-nester trying to figure it all out. The views on this blog are my own.

{SQT} Summer Plans

Seven Quick Takes
Linking up with This Ain't the Lyceum  for Seven Quick Takes.
1) It's not taken me long to get into a summer routine. Now that my parish offers a noon Mass on Tuesday/Thursday, I can sleep in a bit on those days. And if you believe that, I have some ocean front property in Arizona to sell you. I have these 2 dogs that will get me up at the same time every day...they're better than an alarm clock!
I do like going to Daily Mass in the summer. Getting there early to say the Rosary with my dad is one memory I'll be able to hold on when he's not here any longer. This morning, it was just the 2 of us reciting the Rosary for a couple of decades before some more people came in. It was really, really nice.

2) Reading. I read a lot in the summer. I've already read a few books so far. I'm trying to read 1 Catholic Book for every "regular" book I read. If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears!

3) Netflix. Seriously. Teachers/school employees will act like they're kidding about binge-watching Netflix, but they aren't kidding. At.All. Even though I've been pretty good about keeping my tv off, I've managed to watch the first season of a couple of shows so far. 

4) Cleaning. Ugh. Forget about spring cleaning; this is the time of year I get my house back in order. I clean/organize closets, the pantry, the get the idea. I hope to have our bedroom painted in the next couple of weeks.

5) Believe it or not, school employees still work during the summer, even though we aren't getting paid. There is a teacher website where teachers can make materials and put it online to be sold. Kind of like an etsy for teachers. I've already put a new item in my store & am working on another. I took last week off, but now I'm back to working on that. 

6) CEUs. In my school system, we have to have so many hours of professional development on our own so we can have a couple of extra days off during the school year. I like to do mine online so I can do them when I want to.

7) Relaxing. Down-time is a must. We all need to get away from our hectic lives every now and then. Relaxing for me is doing all of the above, taking it slow, and doing what I want to do. 

1 more thing...this morning, I read/heard 3 different people mention how seeing the Sacred Heart of Jesus frightened them, and 2 of them were priests. I don't remember ever being scared of seeing the statue or icon. Funny how we have different reactions to things!

So...does this sound like your summer?

1 comment:

  1. No, it doesn't sound like my summer, since I'm still working five days a week! I've never been scared by a statue or icon. Can't imagine that. Enjoy your time off... (wink)


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