Each day at the start of our shifts we meet in the hub and the Charge runs briefly through the board before assigning staff to patients. The birthing unit I work in has quite a lot of high risk patients and the more red writing on the board next to their name, the more complicated their situation. On this particular morning there was a woman whose entire Continue reading
I went out to a restaurant for dessert tonight. By myself. What an interesting experience! I have dined out countless times for all sorts of reasons and at various times of the day but never have I done so alone unless I was ordering takeaway or eating something like sushi. This was a full-blown restaurant with dim lighting, smooth music, attentive waiters and Continue reading
This little gem of deliciousness is super easy to make and ridiculously versatile. Just chuck in whatever is in your fridge, change it up with chicken or tofu, and add as many and as varied spices as your heart desires. And of course, as always, enjoy! Continue reading
Most merciful Lord, with a contrite heart and penitent spirit I bow down before Your divine Majesty. I adore You as my supreme Lord and Master. I believe in You, I hope in You, I love You above all things. I am heartily sorry for having offended You, my only and supreme God. I firmly resolve Continue reading
I often find myself feeling like I’ve achieved nothing in the course of a day and wonder where all the time goes. I want to start periodically chronicling ‘A Day in the Life’ so I can properly see where all that time actually did go, and I’m sure it’ll be good to look back on in a few months or years and marvel at how things have changed. I wish I had done this when Adoomi was a wee baby but no time like the present, right? Here’s how yesterday went.. Continue reading
Our diocese has made a rule this Lent that every church will be open from 7-8pm on Wednesday nights for those who wish to come and spend time with the Lord, also often with adoration and confession available. I went to the sacrament this evening as part of my Lenten preparation for Easter and it is the first time in many months that I have gone without a rambunctious Continue reading
1. Heather at Mama Knows, Honeychild. This fantastic post is the first I ever read and it remains my favourite. Heather is amazingly funny and her stick figure drawings inspire me to be a better artist (seriously). I went back to the beginning and read all her archives and loved them all. And then once upon a time she linked to..
– 15 April, 2014 – 22 months old – 45 words –
Note: This post is very much more for my records than anything else. Feel free to compare Adoomi’s progress with your child’s and I think you’ll be quite pleasantly surprised by your own son or daughter’s verbal prowess. Continue reading
A few months ago I read on the Good News Network about a lady who had done 42 RAKs for her 42nd birthday and was inspired to do the same for my upcoming milestone. I had a budget of $300 which felt like heaps but when my list got to #18 and was already way over budget I realised I needed to find some more cheap or free options. Here’s the list I ended up with: Continue reading
1. During last Sunday’s homily our priest made a comment on faith which really struck me. He said, “What would you do if you all of a sudden had great faith like the saints? Go and do that. Then faith will come.” So simple! And yet to me it was unfathomable until I had heard the words. “Go and do the things you would do if you had faith. That’s how you grow faith.” – Fr Terry. God bless that man.
2. I decided that for 2014 I would give up Continue reading
Well, it has only been three months, nine days, twenty hours and fifty-nine minutes so far, but who’s counting? I decided that for 2014 I would give up junk food: chocolate, lollies, baking, sugar-laden desserts, cronuts… you get the picture. I did the same thing for lent last year and it was a piece of cake (pun intended) but Continue reading
I was recently given this recipe by my friend Sorcha and am astounded at how good bran muffins can be. These are ridiculously easy, mostly healthy, completely delicious, and quite unlikely to still be here tomorrow. From me to you: Enjoy. Continue reading