Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Good/Bad Friday

Good: True Devotion to Mary -- I enjoyed my first class this week. Also good is that by the end of the day on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception I will have consecrated myself to Jesus through Mary. Good, good, good. All good.

Bad: Faith says, "Brothers!" One in particular has been pestering her unmercifully. I'm ready to send him to boarding school in Europe. Or Russia. Or China. Or Antarctica.

Good: a repaired dishwasher. Yeah!

Bad: emptying the dishwasher -- I'm never happy am I? (one good thing about washing dishes is they don't build up and sit in the dishwasher)

Good: October sunlight. I love how the light changes in the fall. I get migraines from bright light, so sometimes summer is hard for me. I have to be really careful. The sunlight in the fall is bright, but not glaring. It's a lovely "in between" summer's glare and winter's dull light.

My favorite spot on the porch

My favorite spot in the bedroom

My favorite spot in the living room -- I love my new drapes.

Bad: Laundry, laundry, laundry that never gets completely done

Good: Blessed Mother Teresa rosary, her blue and white represented in beads, a relic center

Good: a stay-at-home day on Thursday and staying in my jammies all day long

Bad: staying in my jammies all day (I did shower at 5:30 p.m. and put clothes on before my husband came home -- no sense in rubbing his nose in it)

Good: My daughter who loves to rearrange and has finally learned that whatever she rearranges should also be clean. And she cleans it!

Bad: Every time I turn around my daughter has rearranged something. I can't even really rely on the lamps being in the same place every day. It's somewhat disconcerting and often really annoying.

Good: Starting the weekend with Friday morning Mass

Bad: leaves, leaves, leaves everywhere

Good: the last Friday Night Football Girls' Night (unless our team wins and then there will be next week)

Good: Going on a road trip with my college boy, just the two of us

I pray this weekend that you have mostly good. Get outdoors and smell the autumn earth; breathe in life. Thank God for all that is good (and even a little bad).

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 1 Cor 3:16


  1. We have a book called "Fortunately"

    and all through the book, every other page is Fortunately.... and then the next page is Unfortunately....

    It's one of my favorites! Your good/bad Fridays remind me of that book!!

    Anyway, I love your "spots" They are similar to mine at home. I love being by windows!!

    Your drapes are lovely.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. That's a stunning rosary!

    Have Faith come over here and rearrange and clean Meg's room to her heart's content. It's a disaster and it makes me crazy. every. single. day.

  3. Barb - do you assign chores to your children? As I too greatly disliked empyting the dishwaher I assigned it to them.

    #2 son does the top, #1 son does the bottom and #3 son does the silverware. Takes them all of 5 minutes each and is a good chore after school reminding them we are a family team.

    Love your All Souls pic too!

  4. Hi there! I stumbled across your website and am really loving your 'good/bad' Friday post!! What a neat idea! Hopefully, I can find an equal amoutn of both ;) I'll be checking back! Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts...

  5. i totally second the bad laundry. the bad leaves. and good Friday mass to start the weekend...daily mass calls to me...but i don't.and can't always answer.
    to Jesus through Mary. always best to have help from the Queen Mum. she is so GOOD and faithful.

    have a lovely weekend barb. i do hope to get outdoors to smell the autumn earth as you put it!

    today there is a wonderfully blue November sky!

  6. I did the rearrange thing when I was a teen too. What was the fun in cleaning your room, if it was just going to be the same? lol

    That rosary is so lovely!


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