Thursday, September 19, 2013

5 Favorites {Vol. 21}

Instead of just being plain ol' random today, I figured I might as well also be broad. You're welcome. =)

I've been doing some serious thinking about what I want to be writing about the next few months, what I want to share with you peoples. Think of this 5 Favorites (linking up with the fab Hallie over at Moxie Wife just so you don't forget) as being a preview of somewhat awesomeness to come as well as what you might have seen recently and that will continue. Here are 5 things I loooOOOOooove, several of which (if you've been reading this blog forever) you probably already knew.



1.

Classic Movies. I was recently reminded of this post I've had in the drafts forever by Mandi of Messy Wife, Blessed Life documenting all my favorites from childhood and adulthood, for that matter. I have so many, so I'm paring down the list and hope to share it super soon. 


2.


Real Food. I mean obviously I don't serve plastic food at our dinner table, but this is more my love for working with fresh produce and meats and starting from scratch. However, I'm still all about less time in the kitchen and more time making memories (unless of course those two coincide). I'm a huge fan of the crock pot and learning to be a fan of freezer cooking slowly but surely. Tune in soon for several Real Food posts coming up.


3. 

Loads of Fall FeastDays! Oh my- we are so excited to be celebrating several of these feasts for the first time as part of our domestic liturgical life. This weekend is the Feast Day of St. Matthew the Apostle - this is more of an end to summer feast as we gear up for the coming feasts of:
St. Padre Pio (23 Sept, Monday)
Sts. Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf, Prs. & Comps. (26 Sept, Thursday)
St. Wenceslaus (28 Sept, Saturday)
Michaelmas (29 Sept, Sunday)
St. Jerome (30 Sept, Monday)
St. Therese of Lisieux (1 Oct, Tuesday)
The Holy Guardian Angels (2 Oct, Wednesday)
St. Francis of Assisi (4 Oct, Friday)

Early 20th-century Russianicon of the 7 Holy Angels, with Michael in the front.

As you can see there are more than enough days to celebrate and to pick and choose from. One thing I like to remind people who ask me if I really celebrate every feast day to its fullest is that go simple first! Buy a couple children's saints books. Read a story about the saint on their feast day during a meal when you've got everybody's attention. Or find a coloring page online and color it in. Say the Saint's prayer with your bedtime prayers. I love working in food into our dinner plans, but believe me, it doesn't always happen. So, start simple, and go from there! More on that later...


4. 

Natural Healing + Care of the Body. Flu and cold season is creeping up. I've already heard several people hacking and spewing around me in public. We're not huge vaccine supporters though I don't stand against them either, and I've been working on a piece about the why and how we choose our kid's shot schedule. So, that is on the horizon, too!


5.


Our Coming Into Full Communion with the Catholic Church story Annnnnd Our How We Met + Married Story. I definitely owe you BOTH of these stories. Confession: I've started working on neither, but I do have them in the back of my mind somewheres, so hopefully before the end of 2013, they shall make their debut on Two Os + More. I've definitely had enough interest shown in both that I should stop procrastinating. 


So, what are you most looking forward to? Anything else I should add to my "to write about" list?

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