Saturday, July 30, 2005

While browsing through the Manual of Prayers the other day, I came across this prayer. Something about it's simplicity intriuged me:

Prayer of Trust
"My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I
do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know where
it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact
that I think I am following your will does not mean that
I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to
please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that
desire in all I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything
apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this, you will
lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing
about it. Therefore, I will trust you always, though I may
seem to be lost in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for
you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to
face my perils alone."
-Thomas Merton (Thoughts in solitude)

All modesty aside......

Finally now that 4-H judging is done, we can brag about our accomplishments. Between Holly, Nick, and I, we won:
  • 21 blue ribbons and 1 red
  • 4 Grand Champion ribbons
  • 3 Reserve Champion ribbons
  • 1 Award of Merit
  • 4 State Fair trips, including Nick's first trip (even though he's too young to take it.)
  • 2 projects on the Alternates list
Projects that we're taking to the State Fair this year:
Holly is taking her impressive Child Development project about helping kids write letters.
I am doing a dramatic interpretation of The Quality of Mercy (From the Merchant of Venice) for performing arts.

(Via: But-I-Digress)

Congratulations Mary for getting your Fashion Show Trip!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Nick wanted me to post this...

It's a verse that he made up all by himself (inspired by the computer game "Battle for Middle Earth").....

Many Men have fallen under the blade of Gondor;
Many Orcs have fallen under the blade of Gondor;
And today it shall speak again.
It will sing your death song.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Sidebar Changes

After a long while messing around with my template, I finally figured out how to do things to it (why can't they make that thing simpler?). So I added links to blogs of people I know as well as a random quote and the Holy Father's monthly intention in the corner. Let me know if I screwed up any of the links.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Only in the Klejeski house......
Only in the Klejeski house would your little brother walk up to you with 2 sticks of rhubarb in his hand, slowly hold them out to you, and in a solemn voice say: "Choose your blades".