**Keep Calm and Spring Clean**
In the Roman Catholic Church-- Several Saints Feast Days celebrated this week: St. Colette of Corbie, Sts Felicity & Perpetua St. Thomas Aquinas, St. John of God, and today Sctottish martyr St. John Ogilvie.
At Home-- Mornings begin with prayer and reading. Lots of reading for Lent! I realized I have four different things lined up for reading this Lent... which may be a bit too much along with daily scripture reading and keeping a Lent journal. In my enthusiasm, I try to do too much, I think...LOL! So I'm paring back to what feels essential right now, and keeping this for Lent reading.
Out & About-- At the grocery store we spied this very fun fruit-creation in the shape of a parrot! Its grapes & citrus fruit sampler platter had been scavenged, but the parrot was still standing beautifully...
On the Menu-- Tinkering with different beans and rice recipes for "sacrifice meals" at least once a week during Lent. This week I made a simple but very tasty Red Beans & Rice.
Reading-- Earlier this week I shared what I'm reading as this month of March began.
Listening-- Revisiting an old favorite... Miles Davis' Kind of Blue.
Watching-- Not much watching/viewing this week... more do-ing...
Creating-- For the first week of Lent--a little painting... I'm hoping to create a canvas each week during Lent, inspired by spiritual reading and what's happening in my heart during this season.
...return to me with all your heart. --Joel 2:12
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me... give me back the joy of your salvation -- Psalm 51:10, 12
Inspiration-- Pastels...and how to use them! We have this lovely set of soft chalk pastels. Paint Draw Blend,which is a creative site with focus on use of Pan Pastels. And Pastel Journal Blog. (So some paint play along side the fiber fun I usually have going...)
LUNA-- Lookie at our funny-monkey! Luna makes us laugh and smile so much--every day! She often plays with her tail. Here she is mid-play one evening. Most of the pics were a fur-blur...LOL!
How was your week? Wishing you all a LOVE-Ly weekend ahead! :)))