After all the things we got into

Posted by Cory , Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:29 PM

Just got back from Ash Wednesday Mass. I've now been to Mass twice at St. George's, and I have to say that I'm not terribly pleased with it. The fact that I get to participate in the most holy sacrifice is amazing, of course, but the lack of reverence and respect for not just for the Eucharist but for other members of the congregation and the sanctuary itself is shocking. I've noticed people holding full conversations during Mass. The time of adoration after communion is practically non-existent. I prayed extra hard for charity tonight.

It's particularly frustrating because this church is the only Catholic church in the RC that is in line with Rome. One of the selling points on our new house (for me, anyway) was that St. George's is literally a three minute walk from our front door. 1:45 if I walk fast. My other option would be to drive to St. Thomas', which would be only a slight improvement, really.

I think Franciscan ruined me.

Let's shine like the stars in a dark and dirty sky

Posted by Cory , Tuesday, February 24, 2009 6:53 PM

I had a meeting with my IBI project supervisor last night. She had been in contact with the offices in Boise to find out my official deadline. According to their records, it's due March 1. You know, 5 days from now. Cursecursecurse. However, the project guidelines were rather radically changed on October 1 of last year, so my project isn't actually due until April 1. Due to be down in Boise, that is. My project supervisor needs to add her input and scoring before she mails it off, meaning it needs to be in her hands by mid-March. You know, three weeks from now. Cursecursecurse. Thankfully, her advice to me was to pad my writing by pulling from my own knowledge of my kiddo, whom I've worked with since November of '07. So I'm less stressed now, but still pretty damn stressed. So there's that.

Decided to give up Facebook for Lent. I finally narrowed it down to that or peanut butter, but I didn't think swearing off peanut butter for 40 days would be quite the same kind of sacrifice. I guess I could have given up cereal, because I really, really like cereal. Like, a lot. At least one bowl per day, but usually more than that. Hmm. I'll give it some more thought tonight. I wish Handsy was here to give me some immediate advice.

If it makes you feel alright

Posted by Cory , Friday, February 20, 2009 8:39 AM

Having trouble deciding what to give up for Lent. The obvious choice would be coffee, but I'm fairly certain the copious amounts of coffee I consume each week are essential to the rotation of the earth and the well-being of humanity. Also, it keeps me sane enough to keep my job. So I hesitate to go off coffee for 40 days. Beyond that, I'm unsure of what to give up that would be a true sacrifice.

Speaking of Lent, I refuse to eat shrimp stir-fry every Friday. I've been collecting vegetarian and fish recipes and I am very excited about fish on Fridays this year. The first one I'm going to try is salmon with puff pastry and pesto. I can't wait.

Many thanks to the kind person (city employee?) that plowed the edges and sidewalks of Spokane Street yesterday. You made my commute (walk) so much more pleasant.

Hey little girl with the cash to burn

Posted by Cory , Wednesday, February 18, 2009 7:18 PM

I'm waiting for Adobe to download. In theory, it will make working on my project that much easier. I'm currently transferring pages to Word and editing that way.

Whilst I wait, I've been looking through my old layouts from outofmyself.net. Such nostalgia! At the time, I thought my graphic design skills were sorely lacking, but I can see how I grew throughout the life of the site, so that's kind of neat. I miss tooling around with photoshop and php from time to time. I still have a file full of layouts in progress. Aw, good times.