Last week I wrote my musings about Lent this year and my hope for moving closer to Jesus. Today I received a note in my inbox from my Uncle who is a priest at my home parish in Indiana. He published his musings in their bulletin. It is with his permission that I share thoseContinue reading “Catholic Moments Lent 2022 Wisdom from my Uncle”
Are you thinking about what to do for Lent 2022? In the Busch family nothing gets a kid groaning like mentioning the word, “lent.” Granted, there is justification for their general dislike for this penitential season. When the kids were little we often made our sacrifices together. For many years we gave up TV forContinue reading “Catholic Moments: Lent!”
This is my fourth try at this particular post. Wish me luck! What happened this fall is complicated. Along with all of the craziness of sending my youngest child to high school, an unexpected event occurred. My oldest daughter, the one who celebrated her wedding the summer before in a lovely park by their house,Continue reading “What happened last fall part 2”
It is a solidly rainy January day. The sky is gray and the remaining snow has these awful black flecks in it…blea! The worst part is that we were supposed to be getting snow. You know, those big, fluffy white flakes that pile up and make the world look like it has been pasted withContinue reading “Gluten Free Grandma (what happened this fall part 1)”
That is what my mom used to say, hands on her hips, to my brothers and me when we were misbehaving in so loud and rambunctious a way, that our play no longer flew under the mom radar. What is going on here? Most of the time, scratch that, ALL of the time, she caughtContinue reading “What is going on here?”
I was shocked to see that the last time I wrote anything the calendar read June 30. What the heck? Where did the summer go even? Now my calendar reads October. It is still hot here in the Mid-Atlantic and we have not transitioned to our fall wardrobes. Maybe this heat is what has madeContinue reading “On the Other Side”
The Catholic Church and our bishops in particular have been making headlines around the nation. Of course if the Nation is interested in Catholic business it can only mean that there is a controversy in the air. If you have somehow not heard the news I will give it to you in brief. The USContinue reading “Searching for Justice…a Catholic moment”
After much discernment and soul searching I have decided to invite you to come for a walk with me. As a runner finishes her race she does not stop at the finish line abruptly, rather she starts jogging and then slows it down to a walk so she can recover. I am in this recoveryContinue reading “Come With Me on a Journey”
We finished! On Tuesday Kris and I officially ended the school year. It was a lovely, cool, May morning so we decided to pack a picnic lunch and head out for a hike in celebration. The National Arboretum is about fifteen minutes from our house. We have a few favorite spots to go. The viewsContinue reading “It’s Really Over!”
Today Kris and I finished lesson 156. The last test lesson is 160 so we are speeding towards the finish line of this school year. For the past days I have been considering my time as a home a school teacher. It has been, at times, cringe worthy. If you were to chat with myContinue reading “What I Will Miss the Most”
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