1. We have a garden! Last weekend I was blessed with both amazing weather and time to enjoy it, so I was able to plant all the seeds I needed to plant and get to the garden center for some peppers and tomatoes to transplant! DH even went with me to help pick out veggies and carry stuff.
2. Yep, still praying for my Lenten Prayer Buddy! She doesn’t know who she is yet and it’s all I can do not to make the big reveal right now! But that will have to wait till Easter. Prayer Buddy, if you’re reading this I’ve been keeping your intentions in mind in my daily prayers and at each Mass I attend. Hope things are going well for you!
3. And here’s one more plug for the orphans before Lent ends! Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like the kids on the Reece’s Rainbow site that, as a group, have the smallest adoption grants are the kids who are HIV positive. So, if you feel called to do some more almsgiving this Lent, I would suggest any of these: HIV+ kids ages 0-5, HIV+ kids ages 6-9, and HIV+ kids ages 10 and up. The one that especially breaks my heart is Larisa, who turns 14 later this year and will soon age out of the system with very few options in life. Everybody gushes over the adorable cherubs, but it seems that the older kids often get overlooked. Let’s help this girl get a brighter future!
4. 8 more days without beer… I think I can! This has been much harder than I thought! I forgot that St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness both happen during Lent, and that I’d be doing a lot of yard work, all of which make me crave beer. I told DH that on the way home from Easter Vigil I’m going to stop at the liquor store and get some of our favorite beer, and when get home we’ll have a toast. (No, he’s not coming with me… this year. )
5. Speaking of beer and Lent, here’s a story about a guy who ate nothing but beer during Lent 2011! As crazy as going without beer sometimes makes me, subsisting only on beer would be ten times worse (and probably get me fired). This guy is amazing!
6. Remember those fescues I wrote about? I was pulling weeds on my day off and when I opened the compost bin, guess what I saw? The fescues, just as green as they were when I first chucked them in ten days prior. Is it a testament to the hardiness of the fescues? Or do I have such a great green thumb that I can’t kill plants even if I try to? I’m thinking the former. Anyway, if you think you can’t grow anything, try fescue – that stuff just refuses to die!
7. It’s the next-to-last Friday of Lent, which means it’s time for one more hymn! Jen usually doesn’t do 7 Quick Takes on Good Friday, and I don’t plan to post that day either. This Friday’s hymn is “What Wondrous Love is This” sung by Michelle Tumes.