Lent, finals, Europe

Time has gone so fast! To be honest, I forgot about my blog for awhile. The past few weeks have been a flurry of getting assignments done, studying for finals, and getting ready to go to Europe. A few days ago, I realized that Lent started today, and began thinking about that. I am so scatterbrained that I am not going to attempt a long post…but thought I would post to ask for prayers for my last two finals, a safe trip to Ireland and Rome (and back!), and a blessed Lent. I will be praying for you all!

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Another day

Today will be filled with:

  • More writing (four pages, double spaced) to finish my research paper
  • Walking to Holy Mass
  • Reading for homework
  • Enjoying my flowers
  • Praying

Please pray that I can finish a good amount. If I can finish my paper, I will be quite happy. 🙂

My life: part lxviii

Who knows if this is actually the 68th update on what is going here…but the usual titles can get boring, so there y’are. I know that I have scarcely posted such updates this year, but it seems like most everything stays the same and I am so busy that I don’t get a chance to come up with something new and exciting to say. But it is a rainy day and I am in a good mood, so I will try to write some of the happenings of my life.

We have completed 5 weeks of classes, and will be leaving for Europe in 3 weeks. Because of the trip that takes up the last two weeks of the quarter, our schedule is quite different. My classes are called Overview of Deal Making (two hours on Mondays and Tuesdays), Project Execution (two hours on Mondays and Tuesdays), Financial Management (two hours on Wednesdays and Fridays), Masterpieces of Art, Literature, & Music (two hours on Thursdays), and Global Cultures (three hours on most Fridays). I don’t really care for most of my classes this time–the one that I enjoy the most is Financial Management, where we are learning Quickbooks. The amount of homework that is have is crazy…we are essentially doing ten weeks of work in 8 weeks. The weekly homework has been taking so much time that I did not have time to start research for my paper that is due on 2/19 until this past Wednesday afternoon. Daniel is taking six classes this quarter, and I don’t envy the stress that he has right now. I think most of the school is drowning in work… Daily activities are praying, reading the Bible, Mass, cooking, homework, class, and sleeping. Other than that, we have little time.

Daniel and I also helped with a one-day Confirmation retreat, and have been up to his family’s house twice. We won’t be able to go up much for awhile, though…the transmission in his car is pretty much shot and until it gets replaced we are without a vehicle. As a result, we have been walking more–it is nice most of the time. 🙂

The past few days it has been raining a lot. It is nice to have a break from the (monotonous) sunshine. Today I went out for a few minutes with some of my roommates to splash in puddles and run in the rain. I also was able to read outside (under shelter) and now am watching the steady flow of rain from the inside of my window. It is a yawny sort of day, conducive to reading, thinking, hot chocolate, and blankets.

While I am on here, I will ask for your prayers for a few special intentions. Thank you! And now I must go continue working. Only three more weeks of book work…

Double standard

There is such a double standard in our society today…people are outraged (and quite rightly so) at an occurrence of a live baby being thrown out in the trash after a botched abortion in Florida (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,488644,00.html). This is horrible, there is no denying it. My heart hurts when thinking about the little baby dying because it couldn’t breathe and bleeding through the umbilical cord that was cut but not clamped.

What does not make any sense to me is that they are so outraged at this, and yet if the baby had been murdered just minutes before–before it was taken out of the mother’s womb–it would not have been offensive.

Tell me how that makes any sense at all?