Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Make Lemonade from Lemons

Slowly but surely, I'll get back to my blogging zone. I really wanted to make a mention to Fran and thank her for the lovely shout out at her blog, the Parish Blog of St. Edward the Confessor for recognizing my blog last week. with a Lemon Stand Award. It was a very nice treat to read nice things about your humble blogger in her blog. So, thank you very much. I will definitely follow you around the blogosphere and see you in the comment box.

I'm a bit behind in my blog reading, again. It's probably a good thing because I'm a bit irked by comments left in blogs again.

I don't think I'm a particularly good Catholic when it comes down to things, but my reasons for feeling that way are my own and between me and God. If I ever read on someone else's blog that Maria is a bad Catholic because of x, y and z, and was held in judgment by another Catholic, I'd be pretty damn upset. And so, I am going to try to make this a politics-judgment free zone for a while.

So, let's go into other news. Yesterday was my birthday. I've pretty much found birthdays to be an odd reminder of getting older and older. I'm not old by any means, but I'm older than I feel and look. It's just once when a person has hit all the mile stone birthdays, 16, 21, 25, 30, birthdays are not as much fun or exciting. I see birthdays more as a blessing than anything else. I hope and pray I have as many birthdays as my maternal grandparents and am blessed with good health for those birthdays, but I don't actually want to think about getting "older" yet.

I had lots of well-wishes, phone calls, emails, cards and some lovely gifts and that was really nice. I've been living quietly in my brain again. I have a new story idea running around in my head. It's not the Vampire idea, another goofy Catholic-inspired story and so I'm going to see if it gels in my head before I ever attempt to write it. It's sorta of a real-life inspired story, maybe a bit autobiographical but as I can't predict the future, it's something I'll have to make up.

Sometimes that's the best part of it. Kinda like making lemonade when life throws you lemons.


St Edwards Blog said...

Happy Birthday!

The shout out was well deserved - this is a beautiful and welcoming blog.

I love what you are saying about judgment and I am with you 100%.

See you in the comments...


Maria said...

Thank you so much! You know, it was such a day brightener. I don't want to be a super blogger by any means, but it's nice to be seen.

Have a blessed day tomorrow.

Jeff said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Nice cake. Decorate it yourself?

Good luck with the story!

Maria said...

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes from a fellow May Baby.

You know, I was a fiercely independent child, I probably did decorate it myself.

My mom is quite talented in a myriad of things and is a great cook, but baking is not one of her specialties.