Monday, February 28, 2011
Monday Musings--28 February 2011
Dominic is off to the ENT again. Yesterday he finished his second course of antibiotics in just over a month (oh how I dislike using them!), and he is still messing with his ears incessantly. When I ask him if they hurt, he says no, "they tickle". I want to be certain he doesn't flare up again, hence the appointment today.
This weekend...was very pleasant in spite of all the rain and mud. Una was delighted to be invited to be penpals with someone she really wanted to be penpals with, so it was like an answered prayer for her. I received a box of yarn from a friend whose mom frequents yard sales, and I now have enough cotton yarn to keep us in dishcloths for the rest of my life!
Yesterday I received the grace of a wonderful confessor and a real feeling of peace. Fr. Bill Casey, CPM was the celebrant at Mass and had a wonderful homily on trust in God, which is so timely now with all that is going on in the world and in our country. Gas and food prices are making me very nervous, and I am ever more grateful for our dear cow, our chickens and our annual hogs. We want to add meat chickens to our production this year. And our resolve is strengthened by seeing Food, Inc. from Netflix last night. It is very, very good without being terrifying (I was afraid I would be compelled to throw out everything in my pantry after seeing it, but it is informative in a not-aggressive way). I also met the lovely author of the blog, Wellness Mama, after Mass, and I never knew of her blog until yesterday, but I am so delighted that she lives [relatively] nearby! Her blog is really full of great nutritional information and recipes. We ended the evening with me knitting and all of us watching Lark Rise to Candleford, which we are all kind of hooked on.
Some plans for this week: Right now I am so tired, I don't even want to think about doing anything at all. I want to photograph a few things for the Etsy shop and paint a few more. I have birthday presents to wrap for my nephew and niece. I need to make some granola. And yogurt. And butter. I really need to sit down and get some sort of a menu plan in place. I have had that particular thing on my "To Do" list for the last 5 or 6 months, I think. And I need to start bracing myself for the dreaded "Changing of the Wardrobe" with the milder weather. And I want to make plans this week for some Lenten activities. Reading that list make me want to crawl into bed.
If I find some time for myself, I want to: sleep.
Some prayer intentions for this week: First and foremost, for my dad, whose 67th birthday is today. For my nephew, whose birthday is on Wednesday, and for his mom, my sister, who hasn't made it to Mass in three weeks because of illness in the family. For Marilyn, who is feeling stressed and anxious lately, that God may grant her strength and peace, and for her son Michael, who has been suffering from mysterious and alarming allergies as of late. For Cindy and Dale, that God sends them a buyer for their farm, and for God to send some jobs Bret's way as well. And for Dominic--that all this trouble with his ears comes to an end. Quite a list, isn't it?
Something that makes me smile: My daughter's wit. One of the many Fathers of Mercy who has known us since our children were toddlers was joking with Una after Mass, saying something to the effect of her Mama having picked her up "on special at Wal-Mart." Hardly missing a beat, she responded, "I'm not Chinese."
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