A Chapter in the Life (Ch. 5)

Hey guys! 

I’m sure when you’ve visited the blog lately, this is what greeted you.

*crickets*

Please accept my sincerest apologies and know that I have been in the process of moving! With the boxes everywhere, the countless workmen that have been in and out of our new apartment in the last week and a half, and the job search, the new city to explore, I have only just now had a chance to write a post.

Good Catholic Literature

“I’m Not Prejudiced, I Just Don’t Like 25% of Humanity” – Carrots for Michaelmas – I’m sure I’m the last person in the world to share this link over at Carrots, but needless to say, it needed to be shared. 

Why NFP is great for men, too. – Daniel BearmanAnother great one from the Stewart household. Daniel can always delve into subjects (even if they are serious in nature) with a touch of humor that eases the tension, and in this case, the awkwardness. We need outspoken husbands on this subject!

How to Start a Family Prayer Time – This Ain’t the LyceumI love Kelly’s posts and they always crack me up. She’s a fun blogger with hilarious posts, and this time, she’s re-posting an older post she wrote for a fellow blogger with great advice for starting a family prayer time with littles using a simple but tried method: the Rosary. I hope to keep this at the back of my mind for later on when I have my own little ones!

Family News

Well, you read it earlier – we’ve moved! Into the big city! In addition to our fresh new apartment and life, I have a couple of new post ideas brewing in my head too, so hopefully as the job hunt allows, I’ll be able to post some things as well! 

Speaking of job hunt, I had my last day at work a couple of weeks ago, and they all surprised me with these beautiful flowers and lots of hugs. I guess I did not realize how much I would truly be missed! Who knew?

Look how beautiful they were! I just love the different colors.

Daniel and I feel incredibly blessed at our new place and taking in all of the newness around us. Our apartment is quite spacious (no more icky seven foot ceilings – vaulted instead) and we actually were able to get into a one-bedroom unit rather than a studio.I feel like an actual human being in this place rather than an over-sized bear dwelling in a too-small cave. I’ve been able to decorate a bit and I’m enjoying the opportunity to feel as though this place is my home, and not just a stepping stone to a new place (even if it may be in the long run). All of that is more than we could have hoped for, yet we were continuing to be blessed beyond belief! Our complex is gated, our unit is completely updated (with the exception of the droopy oven) and we were given a huge gift from my parents! 

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No words.

My awesome parents decided to help us out with the need of a new car and we feel overwhelmed by this huge gift! It’s a better car than we even considered buying for ourselves, and it has a sunroof, which I love (I keep thinking about the giraffes at the drive-thru safari places sticking their head in the car, and I know it makes me a small child, but I giggle out loud)!

More newness around here includes Daniel starting his Masters at an amazing school in a couple of weeks, and myself looking for a new job. I’ve been swamped in resume building, applications, profile creating, and interviews. I’m excited though!

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Droopy oven – Why yes, that is Haley and Daniel’s book on my counter!

I bought a little orchid to cleanse all the terrible thoughts of roaches and replace them with happy thoughts of growing flowers and food on my balcony. I’ve had it for about a week and haven’t killed it yet! It’s quite happy right now.

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Happy little orchid!

DIY

I have a few projects in the works, but no pictures, yet. I am trying to finish Noah’s blanket of course (I’m terrible at keeping up with crocheted blanket deadlines). I have been journaling, but I blame Daniel for my diligence (did I just say blame?) because of my late nights. I am a morning song bird, not a night owl. I do not like being awake at two a.m. but since moving here with all the unpacking and discovering the area, we’ve been going to bed so late! Hopefully that will change, but my journaling will stay steady.

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My journaling friend enjoying my new bedspread and generally making a nuisance of herself.

I have a few recipes to try, courtesy of a sweet blogger I follow but don’t have the ingredients yet. I am excited to try them though, and I have to say, cooking in my new apartment is awesome. There is so much room on the counter for working and I’m not running into another person!

Becoming a Better Reader

Not a lot of reading going on in the midst of the move, but I am reading the book of James again. I love James. There is so much wisdom within its pages. Of late, my mind keeps returning to these verses as I face trials in this new life.

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Oh, and I finally got some reading glasses since I’ve discovered that I now have trouble reading in the daytime, not just at night anymore.

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