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Flashback Friday 3: A cold, but a good weekend with The Wife

Each Friday, I use St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Examen to ask for what am I most grateful this past week? I also sometimes ask: For what am I least grateful this past week?

Least grateful for:

Waking up with sore throat on Tuesday, staying home from work on Wednesday with cold, and as of Friday morning, may be lingering.

Most grateful for:

  • Spending last weekend with wife: dinner out Saturday night, movie Sunday afternoon, first use of grill Sunday night.
  • Being able to read a book on Wednesday. More on which book and another author I discovered this week on this coming Sunday’s Sunday Salon.
  • Upcoming four-day Labor Day Weekend with The Wife, starting with wings and a M*A*S*H marathon Thursday night.

Keeping it short and simple this week because I’m not feeling 100 percent. So what are you least grateful for and/or most grateful for this past week?

Flashback Friday 8-7-14

Flashback Friday 1: Of bonfires, grills, and rainbows

I am resurrecting a theme I had on my previous blog called Flashback Friday. Here, I will use St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Examen to ask for what am I most grateful this past week? I might also ask: For what am I least grateful this past week? some weeks too.  This week being my first week here on this blog, I’m keeping it on the positive spin with those things for which I’m most grateful:

  • Friday, Aug. 1: Going to a picnic/cookout/bonfire/cast party for Spamalot, which my wife had been in the previous two weekends. It was out at the director’s cabin near where we live.
  • Sunday, Aug. 2: My mother turning 70.
  • Monday, Aug. 4: My dad helping me put the grill he, my mom, sister, brother-in-law, and aunt got me for my birthday in June.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 4:  Receiving the invitation to my sister-in-law’s wedding to which we have been looking forward to going all year and are still looking forward to going. Also a photo of a rainbow at the funeral home across the street from where I work.
  • Friday, Aug. 8: Starting at 5 p.m. after work, a nearly five-day weekend since I don’t have to go back to work until 3:30 p.m. next Wednesday. Among things to which I’m looking forward for the weekend: wings, of course; being off Facebook most of weekend, except Sunday to post to The Sunday Salon; and a M*A*S*H marathon, going to church, and hiking with my wife.

So for what are you most grateful this past week?

Refocus (Again): Blogging Mission Statement

Why do I blog..

… but to share.

My own thoughts?

Others’ thoughts?

I think often it is a combination of both, a synthesis of the two even.

What I am learning…

…sometimes what I am not learning again and again…

…on my own…

…and from others…

five, sometimes six days a week.

  1. Sunday: My reading through The Sunday Salon.
  2. Monday: My watching through my own theme with no title yet…but this title “As of yet untitled weekly feature about movies and TV.”
  3. Tuesday: My listening through my own theme Tuesday’s Tunes.
  4. Wednesday: My photography through the universal theme Wordless Wednesday.
  5. Thursday: My saying…but only once a month, because I don’t have that much to say except five other days each week.
  6. Friday: My doing through my own (and others’) theme (but used in a slightly different context) Flashback Friday where I use The Examen from St. Ignatius of Loyola to reflect on what I’m grateful for (sometimes what I’m not grateful for) that previous week.


who is still unfinished


This post was inspired by “A Blogging Mission Statement Will Keep You Focused” by Carissa Miller as featured on BlogHer. This also will be added to my “About” page as seen on the sidebar of this blog.

Edited to add: On Thursday, I wrapped up my month of July and looked ahead to August with a post.