Monday, September 14, 2015

Reversion stories are always a good time on a Monday morning, right? ;-)

Happy Monday, all!!! Notice the enthusiasm? I'm not actually enthusiastic, although I'm in a good mood. ;-) I'm just trying to pep up all of our Mondays into The Happy Place, otherwise I will fall right asleep at my desk and may topple onto the floor. And the floor is *really* gross in here. :0 (note to self: place work order for a deep tile clean, pronto...)

So what's the what today, you ask? Well, a couple of fun things. First, my latest piece at Catholic Mom is up, and it's my reversion story.

*angels sing*

I don't know about you, but I love faith stories. Everyone has one, even if you've been Catholic your whole life. This is mine, for what it's worth. ;-) This is a totally new piece, not a reworked one. It was an interesting emotional experience for me to write it. I had forgotten a few of the details until the writing process brought them back to me, and it was this whole nostalgic moment. If you have the time and inclination, I would *love* for you to read it and leave me a comment over at Catholic Mom with a brief synopsis of your own faith story, and/or who your own patron saint is!

That's a happy topic for a Monday morning, yes? Aside from that, I'm just exhausted. I had a great weekend, to be sure. Chilly days, LOTS of tea drinking and knitting.


I even wore cozy handknit socks! It was the perfect knitting weather. In fact, expect a crafty post tomorrow or Wednesday, it made me THAT happy. Mike and I tackled a painting project in our living room that neither child managed to sabotage, so that's always a good thing.

Today, I dropped Anne at school, looking very cute in a new dress we procured for her during a Target run, and then made it to work with my coffee. About ten steps from my car I realized that I had left my mug inside, and BACK I WENT! Thank *goodness* I recognized my folly before I got closer to the library, it would not have been pretty otherwise. ;-)

Then I prepared for my class, and taught at 11 am. It went well. I had a nearly full classroom, with just a few students missing. This is a team teaching setup, so they only see me on Mondays. Since last Monday was Labor Day and we were off, I haven't seen them all in a few weeks, and quite a few new students had added the class since then. So, there was lots of administrative housekeeping to attend to, and I could tell that a few students find paying attention to be a real challenge. ;-) I try to keep things interesting with humorous anecdotes where applicable. Overall, the vibe in the classroom is very positive and attentive. Two classes down, ten more to go. :)

Now, I just need to make it to tonight, when I can relax over a drink with my Mike. I'm on a very challenging chat reference shift as I type (read "challenging" as "ANNOYING" :0) and then I have a few quick things to finish before I jet off to get both kids ready for their swim lessons. After those are done, I need to drag them home and fix *something* for dinner (anybody got any ideas?!) for the three of us, as Mike teaches on Monday evenings. Then get both kids settled down and in bed. THEN have aforementioned drink, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Is it 8 pm yet?

What is up with you this fine Monday, dear reader? :)


  1. My husband is forever forgetting coffee mugs. Now he has one stashed at work that he cleans in their kitchenette. Great article btw!

  2. Laura, thank you so much! I bring a mug back and forth because I want to brew the coffee at home, but drink it at work, and SO MUCH ROOM FOR ERROR. :0 I may need to come up with a better plan because the chances of me forgetting it somewhere along the way are *very high*.


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