Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ripple Effect

This is serious people. This is going to be haaarrrddd. The first unforseen casualty of this particular Lenten discipline has been the snooze button. Or should I say, the snooze husband. Usually David wakes me up in the morning after he's been up with the kids for a while. It generally takes him several attempts, and a good dose of frustration, to actually get me out of the bed. But today - no hesitation. That does not, unfortunately mean no grumbling or resistence.
Either way, I am already encountering areas of my life where hesitency and resistence to live the life that God has called me to has creeped in unnoticed, and it is clear to me that it will be hard to root it out. And it's only 6:30 am Ash Wednesday. Yikes.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Love Lent 2009

Keep it simple stupid.

This year I have decided to focus on the priorities that my vocation calls for and to simply try to meet them without hesitation. The last bit is italicized because therein lies the sacrifice. I will be focused in on doing things immediately, according to my hierarchy of priorities (you know, the Pierlot stuff - Prayer, Personal, Partner, Parenting and Providing). No more watching a rerun of Law and Order before doing the dishes. No more drinking my coffee slowly, allowing it to cut into my regular prayer time. And most especially, NO MORE putzing around on the internet instead of attending to my children. I am giving up the phrases, "just a minute", "in a bit", "a little later" and "JUST WAIT!" I am anticipating seeing a ripple effect through all aspects of my life and day. How often do I put off doing what needs to be done, and therefore put off doing God's will for my life? So that is Lent for me in 2009.

No hesitation - just abandonment to my vocation, and through that, to God.

Now pardon me while I sit like a slug on my couch watching TV and not doing the dishes or putting the laundry away on this Fat Tuesday.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Peek into my life

I just took a fabric softener dryer sheet and rubbed it on my clothes so that I could pretend that they are clean. And such is the state of my laundry and life. Just thought you'd like to know.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Why the light blogging?

This is the very good reason.

More on my paralyzing excitement about this in a future post.

Brainless Blogging

Photo Meme from Minnesota Mom
Here are the rules, then:
1. Choose the 4th folder where you store pictures on your computer.
2. Select the 4th picture in the folder, and post it on your blog.
3. Explain the picture.
4. Tag four people to do the same.
5. No cheating (cropping, editing, etc.)

Need I explain this? It's a Lily (circa Dec. 2007) in her natural habitat.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Kid Glib

Get a load of that. I've been cracking up at this picture all day. I don't know what I like most, the look on her face, the gut or the pants she insisted on rolling up.

I should really post something deep and insightful soon (ha!). It's becoming a little glib around here but I thought that until I have a deep thought worth sharing that I'd just leave you with another Love-child moment - had this morning.

Daddy: Lily, do you want to be a stock-broker?
Lily: Uh huuuhhhhh.
Daddy: Do you want to be a lawyer?
Lily: Uh huuuuhhhhh.
Daddy: Do you want to be a doctor?
Lily: A gocter!
Daddy: Do you want to be a garbage man?
Lily: No!

I don't think that she'll reach any of her lofty goals with revealing pictures of her like this one floating around on the net. She and Michael Phelps - done in at such a young age by the candid camera. Better get used to the stench of garbage, darlin'.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

While You Were Sleeping

More on Moses and the "train movie".
Moses: Mommy, you know the movie, "Peter gets pushed on the tracks"? Well, that lady, I don't remember her name, says that he married a Bumbo and Peter says, "Lucy's not a Bumbo."

Ahhh...the subtle difference between a

Bumbo.... and a..... Bimbo.