Aside from the occupant of Le Bump making his or her appearance around Labor Day, we have another exciting event happening in August (if you’re a long-time reader have you noticed how August is never quiet for us?) – and no I’m not talking about attending GenCon 50 (though we’re looking forward to that too). For the first time we’ll be living within our own (rented) four walls. We’re going to be moving to a HOUSE!
We all have them, those days where you wake up and feel like “arge, do I really have to today?” I’m in the midst of one myself, due in part to the realization yesterday (silly as this sounds) that I’m pregnant over summer which means no patio time with a beer until after Le Bump arrives – this seriously seems WORSE to me than no Glühwein over Christmas as it was with Bernhard’s pregnancy. (that said, pregnancy isn’t the WORST thing in the world. I’m happy to have Le Bump on board.) Then I feel like I got to work and it’s been a day full of surprises, like no coffee/tea (!!!) or microwave today due to office construction, and generally feeling blah physically.
Oh, and the dismal news out of St. Petersburg this morning has left me feeling less than hopeful in the human race today. I found myself counting down the minutes until Noon so I could pray the Angelus to have a moment and refocus.
Breathe in and say a Hail Mary.
^That seems to have been my mantra for the last month or so, and while some may find it silly, it does seem to help me. The only problem is that I don’t always adhere to my own mantra when life gets rough. But especially when trying to be loving to a toddler who has been a bit of, shall we say, a challenge lately. Mass yesterday was no exception – but as my mom pointed out (thanks!) we don’t have to do that Mass over. The next one is another opportunity. Again, say a Hail Mary.
All of the Monday-y and blah feelings aside, I felt like I got a silly little boost when I glanced at Twitter just before I ate lunch — Tommy of The Catholic Hipster graciously nominated me for the 2017 Catholic Hipster Mom contest. I feel like I’m small beans compared to the other wonderful ladies who are also in the running, but it’s brought a smile to my face none the less. Thanks Tommy, I needed that. I feel like this is just another example of how awesome the Catholic Twitter community is, and I’m happy that I’m a part of it in some small way.