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Friday, November 25, 2005

I need to get to Confession!

I have missed mass for the last two Sundays, due to being unable to get out of bed for our usual 8 am mass. I have been dopey from taking medicine for this never-ending cold. And I did teach Sunday school both weeks, but then I couldn't get to a later mass...and the evening masses did not work out for me.

I feel dreadful about this. I was catechized just enough before Vatican II kicked in to feel that missing mass "with no good excuse" (i.e. sick nursing child, prostrating illness) is a mortal sin. Who talks about that nowadays? Still, I feel bad about neglecting my duty to God. If I was neglecting my mother, or my sisters, or my friends in a similar way I would feel just as bad. So tomorrow, I MUST get to confession....despite boys who need haircuts and errands to be run. I MUST. Spare a quick prayer for me, that I get there.

God has blessed me so much, I feel the least I can do is give thanks to him at mass once a week.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Giving Thanks

So what are you thankful for?

Among many things, and in no particular order, I am thankful for:

1. My husband, my three children, my expected baby.
2. The security of employment, a roof over our heads, food on our table, more clothes than we need.
3. The graces I have known since coming home to the One, Holy and Apostolic Church.
4. The blessings of good friends, both cyber and in real life.
5. The unconditional love of my parents.

Monday, November 14, 2005

What's left of my cell phone

Today I pulled an El Stupido.... and left my cell phone on my back bumper for a minute while I unloaded something. Of course, I forgot it was there. And when I drove off, it must have bounced off into a street I pulled onto that has a high traffic volume. When I missed it some time later, I borrowed a friend's phone, and dialed myself. Nope, didn't hear it ringing inside my vehicle. Didn't hear it ringing inside at the place where I was at this event. Last place to check was a now-locked chapel, but nope, wasn't there either. But, this time it rolled right to voice mail, and I thought "Oh, someone has taken my phone, and turned it off! Thief!"

Thinking back, though... I remembered where I had left it, then I remembered the driving onto the street. I went out to that street, and managed to find these pieces.

Sad, huh?

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Change of plans

Today, Dad had planned to take off from work so all of us could go to a homeschool educational event at a local venue.

However, K3's Godparents' mother died, so we have a change of plans. I'll be singing at the funeral, and all of us will attend.

So, plan B is we all get ready early, and we're going out to breakfast! Either Denny's or IHOP, or somesuch. I'm hoping to take the family out to the zoo later this afternoon if it warms up a bit, or to another local place where we have a membership.

We love it when Dad is home. Isn't it a shame that work interferes with the fun family things we'd love to do more often?!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Prostate or Prostrate?

It's a lector's nightmare: that up in front of the entire assembly, you'll spit out the wrong word, and it will be one that is highly embarrassing.

I used to dread the reading from the OT about the bringing back of all the Philistine foreskins; I would think "forearm" so as to not giggle nervously.

So, did your lector (during yesterday's first reading from the Old Testament), say "prostate" or "prostrate"??!!

Bless her, I've BTDT myself!