Monday, April 30, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 14

At last it came. Easter, April Fools, the signs of Spring. While the week was not as warm as many Marylanders hoped it will be, it was perfect for the beautiful flowers and food of the new season. It was a simple week and so nice to have them. Now the month is ending but week 14 was the start of a new season for sure.

Monday, April 23, 2018

AAM Monday: One I Like, One I Didn't

Last week I was in DC at a spiritual Gathering. That means it wasn't a retreat, it wasn't a training but rather it was a ...gathering...of people who either did or were interested in leading spiritual retreats. I was neither but somehow it felt right to go. Instinctively right.

We were at a retreat house but the building next to ours had a rather daunting image.

I was raised Catholic and I know he was made a saint but like the man now in the White House,  I felt he was "Not my Pope." Many adored him and that's fine but I was not one. I never did go into this shrine but did walk around the building and enjoyed the gardens.  This was more or less the view from my room. Hmmm....

After our gathering, I decided to visit the nearby Franciscan Monastery because my mother took me there more than once because of their beautiful gardens. With the lovely cool spring we've had, the bulbs were perfectly in bloom, the peonies and the roses were coming into bud and the fountains were splashing their water sounds just as they do in the Middle Eastern gardens.

I was laughing when I saw this cutout just waiting for photo ops. Yep, 'This is MY Pope!" I had a hard time reaching around him for a selfie and should have gone and got my never used selfie stick from my car. Oh well, there we are together!

Fortunately I guess, there's someone for each of us in turn. God does provide.

Monday, April 16, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 13

A year ago my son and his wife came to Maryland to be married the end of March. Why such an iffy time? because he's a chef and it had to be a time with no holiday or major event in the hotel. Just as it was in 2017 we wondered if it would be cold, snowy?, warm or even hot.  We had warm AND chilly for the wedding days and it was the same in 2018. Maybe Maryland is consistent!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

ThrowBackThursday: My Heart Burst

Not me nor my child but a friend and her mother. If you're a parent, I hope you've had this feeling.

Monday, April 9, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life Weeks 10 & 11

So ready to scrap April but the prior months had to have their turn. Winter kept hanging on with bits to say...ha! you think Spring really comes on March21???  Mother Nature keeps laughing but in truth this kind of chilly weather keeps the spring bulbs blooming and makes me happy.

Monday, April 2, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life Weeks 8 & 9

These were the weeks when February turned into March and my husband became a snowbird once again. Down to Florida he went to see the launch of a satellite he's been working on since 1999. Yep, back when it was just a twinkly in NASA's eye, so to speak. I enjoy the time alone and on my own natural schedule. Life stays good.

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