alwayswithme, a Weblog

where I keep my thoughts together

Purple Lupines April 19, 2009

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I love purple and yellow together.  So pretty.


All About Blue! April 4, 2009

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It’s Blue Monday! I stumbled upon Smiling Sally who hosts a weekly event called Blue Monday.  I love Blue so I decided this is for me.

Blue Skies, love them  When I'm sleeping, I slow down my breathing...Living in dreams, dreams that come true...thinking of the color blue... ZZZzzzzzz... by neloqua

I love them in the mountains, in the winter, in the summer, whether they are royal blue, or sky blue.  I just love blue.  How about you?


Friday’s Fave Five April 2, 2009

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1.  Tonight we got an unexpected night to ourselves as our 10 year old was invited to spend the night with a friend.  DH and got to talk about a lot of things coming up, about our days and just generally connect without interruption.

2.  The smell of hyacinths, need I say more.

3.  I’ve decided my prayer chair will be the exercise ball since that will be a good place to store it, it is close to the computer and I need to work on my core body strength.

4.  I was offered the replacement position to teach school of religion for the remainder of the year.  My son told me, that he thought I would be good at it.  That made me feel so wonderful.

5.  I was able to start reading my book again, The Zookeepers Wife.  I had been having trouble settling down to read of late and since I love to read that was distressing.

To see how everyone else’s weeks went head over here.


7 Quick Takes March 27, 2009

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I started reading Conversion Diary again recently and found she has a blog party called 7 Quick Takes.  I thought I’d give it a try.

1.  On my heart this week has been our country and my church.  I am so grateful for the strong, faithful priests and bishops who are speaking truth to power about how our politicians are harming our country.  I’m especially proud of our Archbishop, Joseph Naumann and his publicly standing up to our current governor, Kathleen Sebelius and your soon to be Health and Human Services Cabinet Secretary.  Don’t even get me started on Notre Dame and President Obama.

2.  The weather has been, how can I say it. . .odd.  70’s at the beginning of the week and 6 to 12 inches of snow predicted for tomorrow.  Things are blooming people!  I’m thinking I better go clip my forsythia and cover the roses.

3.  My dear friend, Beth is moving home again in two months.  I’m so excited.  It has been two years.  The years have actually gone by fairly fast, assisted in part by her three visits home but still.  I am so happy.

4.  My doctor upped my ADD medication as I requested so we will see how I do.  I hope that some of that clarity comes back.

5.  My husband brought home five more fish last night.  We determined that of the six platys we had only one of them was female so she needed some help.  He also replaced the two little black angels that died when the Opaline gouromi ATE them.  She is in time out in a little tank all by herself.  I’m still mad at her.

6.  Looking forward to Red Envelope day.

7.  Oh! and Rock Chalk Jayhawk KU!  I know probably not but one can hope; and a shout out to the Missouri Tigers, gotta  support The Big 12.



This is the Yellow in My Kitchen March 17, 2009

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This just isn’t my kitchen but I do use forsythia to decorate with! 


Add These to My List of Beautiful Flowers October 15, 2008

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The flowers from the above blog are gorgeous and the gal says she doesn’t have a green thumb!


Another Sunflower September 29, 2008

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Plant These? September 19, 2008

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A Ramble September 17, 2008

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The last two weeks I have been on auto pilot just getting the things that need to be done that day done with not much thought going into the day which has turned into weeks.  Part of this is because I have been down with a cold and the other part is that it has been a particularly busy last two weeks.  I usually don’t do well with busy as I am one who needs here down time; however I think I’ve basically handled everything okay.  I am, however, starting to feel the out of balanceness so I’ve got to stop reacting and start acting or the progress I’ve made thus far will fade to black.

The things I haven’t done that I must do and want to do are:  walking on the treadmill, going to at least one daily mass, begun a Bible Study, logged me food intake and spent more time with the Lord.  Other things that are looming are getting things to Goodwill, getting the studio in order, planting some mums out front, and continuing the kitchen reorganization.

I’ve got a tennis lesson coming up in less than an hour, while out today I’m going to the Half Price Bookstore to look for our book club books, to WalMart for some inexpensive mums and to Michaels to buy either the Scrapbook Trends book, the crocheting book or the cookbook (if I can use my coupon).

When I get home, I need to keep laundry moving, empty the dishwasher, load the van up with Goodwill stuff and make our bed.

That is the current plan.  More later.


I Love My Sunflowers September 15, 2008

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