2. In case you have missed my recommendations...I love listening to pray-as-you-go and Fr Z's Lenten Podcasts for some Lenten listening. And no- I don't find these two podcasts to be in a battle with each other. We are Catholic, no?
3. This is my favorite scene of any movie, anywhere.
The video is missing the line "I know your face...," but pop in your dvd to relive the magic. I'm sorry, but pity was 'worth it' for Gollum, but for Grima? A little jail time would have been good for all. Rohan forever! I am definitely a second movie person- Empire Strikes back is my favorite from the other trilogy.
4. We have been plugging away through Lent, food-wise. I have loved the 'green soup' from the book LoveSoup- so many great meatless ideas! Read this article for inspiration...basically saute onions with garlic, then add any greens (I've used spinach, kale, broccoli, anything from the veggie box), boil with potatoes for silkiness and then puree. Add salt, herbs, and a bit of lemon juice. I've added croutons made from old bread to contrast with the soft texture of the soup. It's very good- a splendid way to use up vegetables before they belong in the compost pile.
5. and for some not-so-serious girlie fun, my favorite perfume is Manifesto. That, or some rose oil...I can't abide any notes of musk in my perfume at all...