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Manic Monday: It may not be pretty, but it’s life

It really is a manic Monday, no way around it. It was a pretty manic Saturday and Sunday to be honest. Just one thing after another. So as I ponder my usual Manic Monday posting topics, I realize life has simply taken over everything else that I normally squeeze into a week.

As John Lennon said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” And life is definitely happening these days.

Bookshelf: (See photo of my office below) As you can see in the very scary shot of my office, or half of my office, most of my bookshelf is on my floor. Not a whole lot of reading getting done here lately, at least not novel-type reading. Bits and pieces of all sorts of other stuff related to cooking, eating, praying, exercising, writing. Which is really not a bad combo now that I look at it. I guess I’m pretty lucky that even my work involves such fun topics. If you were to zoom in on some of those books on the floor, you’d find The Rule of St. Benedict, the Sivenanda Companion to Yoga, and the Artist’s Way, among other things.

Soundtrack: Hmmm…In the car, I’m tuned to K-LOVE, which is Christian music. At home, it’s mainly Gregorian Chant, with some occasional forays into jazz during the day. On the family soundtrack this weekend, we had Frank Sinatra, U2, and some selections from Guys & Dolls (for Olivia’s audition this week). Quite an eclectic mix, no?

Viewfinder:

Olivia takes to the ice at YMCA.

No fear.
Only Chiara’s second time on ice skates.

Determination.

What greeted me when I went to the basement to do laundry this morning. Apparently this crew is headed to the airport for their flight to Paris. Barbie is living the good life.

And then there’s real life. My office, which does not usually look this bad. It’s a sign of things to come. Many, many months of intensity. I’ll fill you in as we go along. But, no matter how crazy it’s going to be, in the end it’s all good. Right? RIGHT!?!?!

Appointment Book: We break up the usual meetings, deadlines, and general insanity with a Daisy trip to Five Rivers this evening. In other words, a very specific type of insanity. Nine 6-year-olds on a nature trail near a big pond. No problem.

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  1. Looks like Ken’s living the good life too. This pic is why the girls have decided they need the Barbie stretch limo: http://www.amazon.com/Barbie-Fashionista-Ultimate-Limo/dp/B005GHD1W6

    October 17, 2011
  2. Anonymous #

    Yes you are lucky having a job which allows you to do all those fun things.Do you do Yoga or just read about it. I know a few basic poses and breathiong from aunt judy’s class at th YMCA. I taught my girl these and she has taken it farther she has become certified to teach yoga. But anyways I love your blog this is the first blog i’ve gotten on.I love it. I felt god led me to it this morning. Thanks.Do i have to sign in?Nice to see your girls.The barbie limo’s cool. God Bless Mary-pam

    October 17, 2011
  3. Pam,
    Welcome! Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you’ll come back often. Yes, I do yoga. I’ve been practicing on and off for more than 20 years, but I’m trying to get back into more regular practice these days. I’m also hoping to head to Kripalu Yoga Center later this fall as part of some research for a new book I’m working on.
    Thanks again for visiting. Hope I see you here again soon.
    Peace,
    Mary

    October 17, 2011
  4. Hi Mary-

    Did you get my email about reviewing a Catholic fiction new release coming out next month? If so, I received no response.

    Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist

    October 19, 2011

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