I am in the process of making the Total Consecration according to St. Louis De Montfort and it is rocking my spiritual world! I made the consecration when I was in college 10+ years ago, but I don't remember it having such an impact on me. I highly encourage anyone who wants to deepen their spiritual life to consider it.
College was 10 years ago??!! In the last 10 years so much has happened....I graduated college, got my first job, got married, moved halfway across the country and then back, had 5 babies (plus 1 in heaven), worked 4 different nursing jobs, got a dog, became a doula, AND I'm still paying off my college loans, whew!
Oh, and I started homeschooling my children. We will be starting our 3rd year of homeschooling this fall. My oldest 3 will be doing school. We have been doing school part time over the summer, which has been great for keeping their math skills sharp, and I have to say, is great for when they get bored and start fighting.....just the threat of "Ok, let's get out our schools books...." solves any misunderstanding or lack of sharing that was happening.
Summer! We have been making a trail through our woods this summer. It has been a great adventure with our boys helping out. They love any opportunity to get dirty, so playing in the woods, catching toads and finding cool rocks has been perfect! I can't wait until we have it finished and have a nice quiet place to go for walks and bike rides.
Quiet. Where do you find your quiet time? It sometimes seems as though, even just 2 minutes of quiet, with no interruptions is just a dream. My husband just started teaching a class on Friday nights, so although I dislike getting dinner and putting the kids to bed without his help, after they are in bed, I finally get an hour of quiet (hence most of my blog posts happen on Friday night).
It's still Friday, 11:00pm, so this still counts for Quick Takes Friday, right?
My new favorite adult beverage, Saranac Shandy. I never would have thought to mix beer and lemonade, but it is great! I think I'll enjoy one now, in my quiet time :)