Chartreuse Ova

scrambled lamentations, psalms, parables and ramblings of a Christian mommy

Friday, November 30, 2007

What Would Chartreuse Ova See?

Although we check out many movies from the library, I almost never see a movie at the theater. The last one was Facing the Giants in 2006 and before that was Cars at the cheapie theater with Little Sprout. So today I was looking at an online listing of local events for this weekend. I saw a review for For the Bible Tells Me So.

It sounds interesting so I decided to check out the local showings. This led me to a small theater known for artsy works, documentaries and movies you just won't see anywhere else. And then I saw the listing for What Would Jesus Buy?

There just may be a movie in my future...

Monday, November 26, 2007

Step One

Cathy is walking towards the light.

I've decided to join her.

Little Sprout helped designed my I just need to get up from the desk and move.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I Succumbed

I am so ashamed.

Too many sales flyers. Too many temptations.

I was out at 4:30 yesterday.

Buying! Made in China! With a credit card!

In my was 4:30 p.m., the store was Walgreens, I used the credit card because I forgot to take cash, and I didn't elbow anyone to get to any coveted door busters...because, well there was no one to elbow, and no door busters.

And now with those 4 purchases, my Christmas shopping is almost complete.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday Five: Extravagant Unbusyness....

From RevGal Sally:
I am writing in my official capacity of grump!!! No seriously, with the shops and stores around us filling with Christmas gifts and decorations, the holiday season moving up on us quickly for many the time from Thanksgiving onwards will be spent in a headlong rush towards Christmas with hardly a time to breathe.... I am looking at the possibility of finding little gaps in the day or the week to spend in extravagant unbusyness ( a wonderful phrase coined by a fellow revgal)...

So given those little gaps, name 5 things you would do to; care for your body

I actually have two for body needs two!

Develop a schedule and routine (especially for bedtime) and stick with it. Our house is transitioning to UDH (Usually Darling Hubby) going off to work at an office, rather than at home. Little Sprout began self-schooling at home this year. To make it even more complicated we only have one car. Yesterday I dropped UDH off at work with Little Sprout still in her jammies. She and I headed back home to prepare for a whirlwind day. I was exhausted by dinner time, but still didn't get to bed earlier or even on time.

Mindful eating. Enjoying fresh raw fruit and vegetables every day, even it's not local...hey, I live in Wisconsin.

2. to care for your spirit

Turn off the TV. Instead, turn up the music. And sing. And dance. And read. And pray. And write. And most importantly, hug those I love.

3. to care for your mind

Lists. Short Lists. I resolve to keep time for stimulating the mind beyond calculating which brand of toilet paper is cheaper, remembering the laundry in the dryer, and dropping off overdue library books. I want to learn about something new. Just not sure what that is yet.

4. to bring a sparkle to your eye

Fly with FlyLady. A clean sink (and desk, and floor) reflects the sparkle within....

5. to place a spring in your step

Exercise. Dust off the treadmill (FlyLady would approve) and enjoy some quiet meditation to the hum of the motor.

Enjoy the time to indulge and dream.... and then for a bonus which one on the list are you determined to put into action?

I guess the winner is FlyLady, because that probably provides the key to all the others...

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Invitation to Poetry: Hidden Rooms

Another poetry party is going on at Abbey of the Arts. Go join the fun!

Hidden Rooms

The worn keyhole invites with faith’s bright promise,
But keyless hands have soiled the ancient door.
No admission, despite my pleading words.
Entry denied, against my angry fists.

Then submission bows and the door opens wide,
As boundless grace reveals the warm refuge.
Love’s obedience guides to calm communion
With God, my brothers and sisters, and self.

More hidden rooms whisper, “My child, come inside”.
As unlocked doors illuminate my soul.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Working Girls and Guys

It's the first day of Kievas' re-entry into the world of corporate employment and his usual Musical Monday posting reflects the day...

Although I love his choice, when I think of working songs and especially those used in movies the first one that comes to mind is quite different.

Kievas, maybe you'll want to wait to watch this until after you've finished having a wonderful, inspiring day at work.

Have a great day!