Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Blogging into the Future

OK so...
as much fun as I've had with the Bucket, I think the time has come to try a new platform.
I've been using A Gibson Girl, on the tumblr platform, for about a week, and I really like it. It's easy to upload web stories, photos, text, quotes--all the stuff I love. Plus the format is much cleaner.
So--I will be moving my blogging over there. If you've got me bookmarked, change it to http://agibsongirl.tumblr.com.
Don't worry, the email (janeandessie@gmail.com) and this blog will remain, although this blog will be mostly for archival purposes. Not sure what I'm going to do with CPG yet.
I'm so glad that y'all have been reading and following my post-tx adventures. There is more to come, so jump over to the new blog, won't ya?

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Wrote about it over here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New blog

I know, I have so many....
but check this out.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Retreat Journal #4

Up over here
(I'm not abandoning you, really, I've got a bunch of ideas, just no time to write!)

Sunday, May 09, 2010

All In The Family

Me and my godson

Me with Belle (Courtney) and her older sister, Molly (who was in Godspell last year at this school)

L to R: Kelly, Jack, Ryan, Paige, Me, Courtney, Brendan, grandma. :)

Saturday, May 08, 2010

The 'Burgh

Today was busy:
1) Lunch, Barnes and Noble and shopping w/ my cousin Kelly
2) Mass and dinner w/ the fam
3) seeing my cousin Courtney's theatrical debut in Beauty and the Beast, Jr., at her school.

Busy, but really fantastic! Here are the books Kelly recommended I get:
1) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (we're gonna read this together)
2) The Bean Trees

Pics of the play coming tomorrow (don't have cord here).
Oh, and the Pens won. Series 3-2 Pens. Going back to Montreal on Monday.

Ain't That a Kick In The Head?

This book (see left).
Yeah, that one. It gave me a big kick in the head the first time I read it. I wanted what those women had so badly.
And then a little voice said, "Well, why don't you try to get it?"
So I asked certain orders if they'd take me.
Nope. I'm too weird.
So I gave up on the idea.
Until recently, when I tried again with these ladies.
And...we're going to give it a whirl!
I'm going to visit them in September for a weekend. (Weekend to be decided. Might not even be in September, might be later int he fall.)

And I re-read this book several times this week. :)
So this might be dangerous reading. But oh is it good. 

Monday, May 03, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook--May 3, 2010

Outside my window:
A very nice spring evening--low 70s, perfect. Might go sit outside and read after this.

I am wearing: 
my Boden dress in blueberry batik print. My last birthday present from my parents. It was a popular pattern so we have to wait for it to be re-ordered.

I am thankful for:
my friends

I am reading:

From the kitchen:

I am thinking:
That it is so beautiful outside!!

I am creating:
A clean apartment: vacuuming, mopping, running the dishwasher. 

Toward rhythm and beauty: 
Daily prayer; spiritual reading (currently Gospel of Luke)

To Live the Liturgy: 
see above

I am hoping and praying:
for my grandfather; my family members in purgatory; a friend of mine who is about to try his vocation as a Dominican friar.

Around the House:
See above. :) But the bathroom is pretty clean! Woo!
One of my favorite things:
Time with my friends.

A few plans for the week:
T: Voting day
W: Choir
Th: Voice
Friday-Sun: Pittsburgh to see the family

A picture I'm sharing: 
 me and my siblings (Melanie, center, Bryan, right)