Happy Wednesday, friends! I'm guessing that most of you are, like me, in the throes of last-minute preparations for Thanksgiving. I'm a big believer in "get as many Thanksgiving things done as early as possible," but even then, I find myself scrambling to wash and dry that last load of diapers before we hit the road. Right now, the sound of the washing machine is blending with the sounds of The Punisher (I'm forever grateful that Netflix released it just before I started all of my Thanksgiving food preparations-because peeling potatoes and watching Frank Castle fight go hand in hand, yes?) and my house smells like dinner rolls.
Throughotu all of these preparations, I've been thinking about the new year. On December 3, 2017, we will start a new liturgical year with the season of Advent. I don't know about y'all, but a lot of times, Advent/the New Year jumps out at me and I'm unprepared. To help keep myself accountable, and to help any of you who might need inspiration, I recently wrote an article for CatholicMom.com about this: 3 Ways to Prepare for the New Year.
I've also been reading up a storm over here (what else is new?), and I was thrilled to read The Catholic Hipster Handbook, by Tommy Tighe. I've listened to Tighe's podcast off-and-on for the past several months, and couldn't wait to read his book. It was a delight to read. You can read my review here.
I hope that you all have a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving! Make sure to spend time in prayer and offer thanks to God!