Friday, August 28, 2009

M.I.A.

Hello to all!
I know I haven't been on in a while, but life has been busy, and I've had to put blogging on the back burner for a bit.
In 3 hours I am driving to Northern California to visit my cousins as well as taking a trip to see the Redwoods.
Hopefully by next weekend I'll have some pictures posted from our trip.
Thank you for being patient. =)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Yay!! It's The Weekend!

I am taking my sisters & my niece (wish my nephew could come, but he has plans) to the Wild Animal Park today and I'm really excited. I've been wanting to do something fun with them all summer, but once I was back at work full time the weeks just flew by & their summer is almost over. I've never been to the WAP before so I feel like a little kid, the way I used to feel the night before going to Disney Land.

I'll be sure to post some pictures & tell you all about my day with the girls.

Friday, August 14, 2009

7 Things I Love Meme

Gratiae ut Deus has generously tagged me for this meme. Thank you so much, and I will do my best.

1. I love Sundays, everything about Sunday is wonderful.

2. Weekend getaways.

3. Miguel's Jr. bean, rice, and cheese burritos. Yum!

4. Going to the Library with Paul.

5. The Traditional Latin Mass.

6. Mangos

7. Date night. Hey, what happened to date night??

Now it's my turn. I tag...

Jen @ GlowingwithGodslove

Gina @ Life Matters

Lee @ Confessions Of A Catholic Mom

Mary @ Passionate Perseverance

Michelle @ A Catholic Housewife

Jamie @ Lord, Make Me A Saint

Heidi @ Finding My Way

Sunday, August 9, 2009

My Work Ethic at Home

We arrived early to Mass yesterday morning and after saying my prayers I decided to open up the Missalette. I started in the back to see what prayers were inside and I immediately focused on the prayer to St. Joseph.

In my previous post I talked about needing help to get through my work week. Some of the things I need help with at work are: not getting frustrated or loosing my patience so easily with those I work with & some I don't, but in the world of workers comp it's sometimes hard to avoid. I also tend to be too particular about clutter, I can't handle working in even a semi-unorganized environment, it makes me crazy. Everything must be in its place!! Not everyone I work with feels the same way, so I find myself in a crazy state most of the time. Even so, I still have lots of fun at work. However, my work ethic (at work) is not lacking & never has.

Now as for my work ethic at home, that isn't always so great. When it comes to house work, I am a major procrastinator. Anything else that comes up is always more important than dishes, laundry, etc. Which is why this particular prayer stood out so much.

This prayer to St. Joseph is a powerful one, and I plan on posting it somewhere I will see it everyday.

Prayer for the Spirit of Work Glorious St. Joseph, model of all who pass their life in labor, obtain for me the grace to work in a spirit of penance to atone for my many sins; to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my own inclinations; to work with gratitude and joy, considering it an honor to use and develop by my labor the gifts I have received from God; to work with order, peace, moderation, and patience, without ever recoiling before weariness or difficulties. Help me to work, above all, with purity of intention and with detachment from self, having always before my eyes the hour of death and the accounting which I must render of time lost, talents wasted, good omitted,and vain complacency in success, which is so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all after your example, O Patriarch Joseph! This shall be my watchword in life and in death.

Friday, August 7, 2009

A Prayer For The Work Day

I've been back to work full time for about 4 weeks now, and after the week I just had I felt the need to find a specific prayer to help me through the week to come. Of all the prayers I found I liked this one best.


Lord Jesus, as I enter this work place, I bring Your presence with me. I speak Your peace, Your grace, and Your perfect order into the atmosphere of this office. I acknowledge Your Lordship over all that will be spoken, thought, decided and accomplished within these walls. Lord Jesus, I thank You for the gifts You have deposited in me.I do not take them lightly, but commit to using them responsibly and well. Give me a fresh supply of truth and beauty; on which to draw as I do my job.Anoint my creativity, my ideas, my energy so that even my smallest task may bring You honor. Lord when I am confused, guide me. When I am weary, energize me. Lord, when I am burned out, infuse me with the light of Your Holy Spirit. May the work that I do and the way I do it, bring hope, life, and courage to all that I come in contact with today. And Oh Lord, even in this day's most stressful moment, may I rest in You. In the Name of my Lord Jesus I Pray, Amen.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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