Monday, May 24, 2010
Monday Morning Musings May 24th, 2010
This past weekend... we had a great time on Saturday at my friend Cindy's. Her second oldest daughter turned 18 and celebrated that and her graduation from home schooling. The weather was pleasant (their house is surrounded by woods, so it stays cooler), and the kids of several families ran around, in and out of doors. Although we had not planned to, we stayed for the bonfire, and because we live and hour and a half away from them, we got home at 11:00 p.m.
Sunday we went to Mass at Our Lady of the Caves. It is a traditional Latin Mass, and it is at noon, so we had time to sleep in a bit and wash our filthy, tick-bitten children. It was a great joy to be there, all the more because the Mass intention was for our family (yes, the Pentecost Mass! I didn't ask for it when scheduling the monthly Mass for our family, but the secretary gave it to us--what a gift!) and because my mother came to assist at it as well.
Back home--after running into Wal-Mart to purchase an iron to replace my recently deceased one, we came home and the kids played in the sprinkler to cool off. In the evening we had pizza and watched The African Queen. I really love that movie!
Some plans for this week: School, haircuts (if I put it off another week, the boys won't be able to see--not to mention the fact that I would like them to look nice for the Ordination Mass we will be attending next Saturday), Adrian's first dental appointment tomorrow; appointment to get the pups neutered on Wednesday; make yogurt, make granola now that the coconut oil I ordered has come. Busy, busy, busy...
If I can find some time for myself, I want to... work on Una's period dress. I paused at the sleeves because I need a little online assistance, and with the revamping of the Sense & Sensibility website, I can't access the step-by-step photo instructions. I have finished the body of Gemma's birthday sweater (believe it or not, at Mass one needs a sweater in summer--the a/c is often up so high that we sit through Mass with goosebumps!), and need to do the sleeves. The yarn is an acrylic, but I will have to try to do a little blocking on it in order to smooth it out.
Special prayer intentions: most especially for the young men who will be ordained at the Chapel of Divine Mercy on Saturday. The Church will gain a priest and two deacons on their way to the priesthood. There are also a few young men trying to make a decision right now as to whether to enter the novitiate at the Fathers of Mercy, so I pray for them as well. The harvest is ripe for the picking, and the workers are few! If
God's workers are too few, you know who sends in his own workers to pluck waiting souls...
Something that makes me smile: This funny munchkin. He is just GO GO GO all the time, and then at nap-time he just passes out cold in about a minute. He is incredibly silly, unimaginably enervating and knows how to melt my heart every time with his big brown eyes and his little, "I wuv you, Mama." I love the way he still has to have his Pooh Bear with him in order to go to sleep.