Smoke & God’s Love

As I sat outside guarding the smoker I noticed the smoke spiraling and curling up and out of the wooden pergula above. The day had been a hot one filled with coffee, job applications, house hunting and more. Oh, friends, my bones are weary. After last March, when I was diagnosed with anemia and IBS it has been hard getting up enough energy and stamina to make it through the day.

But God is with me and I shall make it through.

Oh, God is so good!

That smoke I was talking about earlier reminded me of praying.

When I pray about someone or something, the anxiety I’m feeling immediately just spirals up and away like smoke.

I rest in God’s love and trust that he will overcome my fears and anxieties.

Bars. Cars. Catholicism. & UHAUL’s

I’m at my local bar with my fiancé finishing off a Huck-Finn as my fiancé would call it. Good name I think. I think I’ll settle for that it’s a good drink with basil, huckleberry and gin (other secret ingredients too) house secrets, if ya know what I mean. Heehee.

My favorite succulent. Also, a great medication for scrapes or wounds. Good for after waxing too!

There are some succulents and basil at the end of the table that are a bright addition to this bar. This bar is run by an Italian family so no wonder on the basil.

Meanwhile, we just got out car fixed at the local mechanic which was such a blessing so that we didn’t have to travel too far.

Anyhow, I’m thinking’ hard on my fiancé’s next move for teaching. He’s been offered two positions Midwest. So time is ticking.

Since, he’s working for my father, in Kansas. Different place then our now hone in PA. It’s going to put a lot of moving stress on us. We’re going to have to move for his job and we’re going to head back to PA on the 1st of August.


….kind of stressful…

We are so lucky though that he has been offered several Catholic high school theology teacher positions. And is now in a state of discernment.

With everything happening, we’ve kept close to Jesus by keeping up our praying before meals and trying to remember morning prayers. Which had been such a blessing and sweet relief.

Speaking of moving I have been scouting the internet for affordable moving companies. UHAUL, Two Men and & a Truck, Van etc. (or something like that. Anyway, it’s been an interesting process I found some helpful blogs for packing quickly.

I love this moving site, though it’s not one that we’re using. Two Men and a Truck

There rule as a company is to always follow the “grandma rule”. To treat every customer with the same respect you’d show your grandmother. Great advertising let me tell ya!

My favorite coffee shops have books too!

Anyhow. We’re headed to a coffee shop so Kyril can knock out some of his thesis work.

So toodles, friends!

Blessing #8: Finding Happiness through Writing Thank you Cards

Writing thank you cards brings me such joy!

How wonderful it is to send a thank you card to someone. It just brightens my day incredibly when I receive a thank you card in the mail.

It is so wonderful to reach out to someone through letters. I have always been a strong supporter of the hand-written letter and I think in this world, especially, right now, handwritten letters are of such importance. Imagine before the dawn of internet when there wasn’t so much hubbub of the internet.

This is where letters are so important. Letters not only bring joy to others, most of the time.

But they’re definite and unchangeable. A letter is like a timestamp. The only way to change it is to burn it, really.

So, all the thank you cards I’m sending will hopefully not only brighten the recipients day but also keep giving whenever they’re read again.

Letters are absolute. Letters make you think before writing. Letters are hand-crafted and take time.

Our world, especially now, I think, needs hand-crafted letters and thank you cards.

It is so important to show thanks to those who have given us gifts even if it is there time going to a wonderful little coffee shop together. Every gift is a sacrifice from the other person of their time or monetarily.

I am finishing up, writing 20 thank you cards for wedding gifts.

Do you have someone you’ve been meaning to reach out to with either a thank you card or a simple hello card?


My dear readers, it is my greatest pleasure to write to you today and thank you for reading my blog and being such kind supporters and followers.

I am so greatly appreciative, thank you!