Right now, as you read this, I’m living it up at CNMC (Catholic New Media Conference) in Arlington. In layman’s terms? It’s a conference for all things related to the Catholic church and social media, all crammed together. There’s writing, tweeting, blogging, vlogging, interviewing and socializing taking place. For me, it will be a great chance to connect, in real life, with people I’ve only talked to on the information superhighway. Perhaps I can refocus what I talk about here, pray about where God is calling me as a wife, mother and business owner and relish in knowing that there are many folks who believe in the mission of Christs’ disciples: bring people to Him.
In a related note, I was featured over at Catholic Mothers Online yesterday. That was fun. I’ve been a contributor over there for a while and I love it! There was that post about being “that Mom,” getting it together in 2012 and then I stirred the pot with Harry Potter. What can I say? I like to mix it up.
I have been drowning in client work, but holla for all the great Catholic organizations that are doing great things! It’s annual report season and since many of my clients are Catholic campus ministries, I’ve been a wee bit busy. I think I sent five reports to the printer last week? Perhaps next week I can show you a few sneak peeks from folks like Stanford, Duke, Texas State, Busted Halo and San Juan Diego Catholic High School?
Jillian Michaels and I broke up, then we reunited. I don’t think I shared on the blog that I almost broke my tailbone? Yeah, that was fun. In early May, I was coming down the stairs, slipped and landed SMACK on my tailbone. Owza. I really thought I broke it. The x-rays confirmed no break, but my doc told me to expect a 3-4 month recovery. That kinda sidelined working out as much as I was. Even though I hate every minute of sweating, I sure enjoyed the end result. But, soreness or not, I’m officially back on the bandwagon. If you’d like to know just how brutal she can be, click play. But, the girl gets results.
This week I met with Luke’s preschool teachers. Yes, school for big man Luke is on the horizon. Mostly, it was incredibly affirming, uplifting and awesome. My tears next week won’t be sadness. Luke is alive and doing well enough to go to school. Praise be Jesus Christ! I will definitely be chatting more about that next week. But, to all those mommas of kids with special needs or medical challenges, I hope Luke gives you hope. He sure does do that for me.
The after school chore charts have SAVED MY LIFE. Sometimes the Holy Spirit intervenes and gives you a God moment. Feel free to download yours here.
We finally cleaned out the garage. That may not sound super exciting to you – and trust me, we sweated like 5,000 calories doing it – but I was ecstatic. That’s usually how people who love to organize feel when they clean out any space. There are a few final touches we’ll be putting on it this weekend, but I promise to share pictures and a few ideas soon.
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