This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 12

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I am a ballet teacher and it is recital season. Things are a bit nuts due to the extra rehearsals and run-thrus preceding the performance. I keep having nightmares that I go out of town and miss the dress rehearsal or that I can’t find the auditorium or that none of my little ballerinas can find the right color tights. Whew. I’m a little worn out, but my sweet little dancers are just precious and I know they’ll do great. I keep reminding myself that regardless of whether they remember to point their toes or not, if at the end of the performance they tell me, “Miss Haley, I love to dance!” I will have succeeded. But, I’m a little antsy for the curtain to fall for my summer teaching break.

Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: We’re getting close to Pentecost! Does your family do anything special for Pentecost? We don’t have any family traditions for it yet, so I’d love your suggestions.

Listening to:

The Lumineers: Ho Hey (Benjamin loves to sing, “I belong to you. You belong to me. You’re my sweetheaaaaaart!” to Lucy. It’s adorbs)

From the Garden:  Tomatoes, Basil, Green Onion, Potatoes, and Baby Squash! This is the amazing plate of baguette topped with garden tomatoes, basil, green onions, and fancy cheese that Daniel concocted for our Mother’s Day dinner. Amazing!

Links:

Time’s Breastfeeding Cover Adds Fuel to the Mommy Wars: Christianity Today

Why You Don’t Have to Use NFP: Catholic Sistas

The Secret to Great Iced Coffee: Small Notebook

Bookish Baby Shower Invitation: SlowMama (I know just whose baby I want to make these for! (*cough cough* Katherine)

Ten Practical Ways to Put Your Faith into Action: Catholic Mothers Online

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for the gorgeous Our Lady of Guadelupe personalized handmade rosary by Trendy Traditions!

“The Rosary is my favorite prayer. A marvelous prayer! Marvelous in its simplicity and its depth.” – The Blessed Pope John Paul II

And be sure to check out Stephanie’s Ecookbook if you haven’t already:

From Your Freezer to Your Family

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