Sunday, October 24, 2010

catching up

Hubby returned safely from his attendance at Third Order Chapter meeting in New York.  I don't think he saw anything of New York City, though.  Nevertheless, I think it was a good experience.  I survived being on my own!  (Actually, I rather like being alone most of the time--traveling alone especially.  I just don't like being HOME alone!) 
Our new parish home, Christ Church Cathedral, is the most welcoming place you could imagine.  Last Sunday there was a welcoming ceremony, including presenting us with gifts!  Then we had lunch at the Dean's home.  Today, there was free lunch for everyone served to all in the chancel or just in our pews.  The reason was to soften the stewardship launch, I guess.  Lunch, btw, was sandwiches & veggies & something sweet (I missed that, and my waistline is happy about that) and some punch.  For kids there was cheese pizza. 
As for writing, I've been working on a few things.  I still haven't mailed off the play to those who asked for it.  By the time they receive it, they'll be wondering why they got it!  Better take care of that asap.  Also working on a short story, but it keeps getting too long.  It's a skill I have yet to master.  Rather like packing for a trip.  I never learned how to travel light!  And, I'm still writing articles for Suite 101.  I have eight articles up now.  Check them out!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

little portion friary

This is where my husband is spending these few days: .  I envy him the labyrinth!  I'm so glad he's able to have this beautiful experience, since we had to cancel our trip to Assisi earlier this year.  I hope this sort of makes up for it. If you follow the link, be sure to watch the youtube video about the blessing of the animals on St. Francis Day.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Feeling a little lonely these days.  My hubby has gone to a Franciscan meeting in New York and I'm left at home.  On one hand, it's nice to have some free time that I can structure the way I want, on the other hand I keep waiting for him to call me to do something or go somewhere.  My sons are around, but they have their own schedules.  That's okay.  I'm writing and that's what counts.  I added my fifth suite 101 article today.  This time's it's in a different section.  It's about Halloween at home.  Not language this time.  I'll save language for my Monday submissions and do other things the rest of the time. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

a day late

I had hoped that Mondays would be my suite101 day--publishing day, that is.  I spent most of the day doing everything but writing (not all my fault, but still...).  So today I finally got with it and wrote my fourth article for the site.  Again about learning languages, this time using textbooks, the article can be found at .  I've also been looking into a course on digital storytelling.  I have no idea what that's all about, but any kind of storytelling has to be helpful to a writer.