Three weeks ago, my rental agent called me and told me I had 30 days to find a new place.

We have been here 9 years. We have never been late with our rent. I thought we would get a little more notice for something like this.

We found a new house to rent. That was the easy part.

Packing up 9 years of stuff for a family of pack rats…that is more complicated.

I am excited to start over. The new house is cute.



Wednesday prayer

Heavenly Father, in you I live and move and have my being: I humbly pray you so to guide and govern me by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of my life I may not forget you, but may remember that I am ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.
–Divine Hours, Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime, page 502


I am appreciating the show called Gracepoint. Unlike most crime shows, it is not exclusively focused on figuring out Whodunnit. Instead, it shows us an entire community trying to cope with a murder. The detectives have a difficult working relationship, the parents are torn apart by grief, the journalist tries to balance making a living with being sensitive to the family, and a really creepy woman is just…creepy. And then there is David Tennant playing a troubled detective with really unfortunate hair and an American accent. I am a big fan of Tennant, and he does an excellent job. If only he had his real voice and his Dr. Who hair.

Seasonal makeup


I discovered a beauty secret. Or at least a shopping hint. Every season, the drugstore is filled with new items–the latest colors in shadow and mascara and polish. Many of those colors will be gone in two months, never becoming part of the regular stock. But sometimes I love those seasonal products! I discovered that websites like Amazon and have those seasonal products for months after they disappear from Walgreens.