Friday, January 29, 2010
I can't help but think of her and smile, she was that good. (through my tears, that is)
I am going to a women's conference tomorrow and she was one of the women who put together the whole thing every year for the last 6 years. Her daughters helped every year too. Her husband sat in Adoration every year during the conference.
Give your kids extra hugs today. That's what I keep thinking. Cherish every moment, we do not know when our last will be. Always be ready. Always be ready. Our souls must always be ready, for it is not here that we were made for.
***UPDATE**** her 2 youngest were with her, they are 7 and 10, they are fine. Shirley slid on ice through a stop sign, onto a highway and was hit by another car (the driver of that car is ok). Shirley was expecting her first grandaughter this month.
Eternal rest grant unto Shirley, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon her
May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
List the Movies that are really worth the time to watch:
- The Sound of Music
- You've Got Mail
- The Princess Bride
- Star Wars (any of them, for a couple reasons. 1. my son and husband love them and 2. they are a good example of the forces of good and evil...pun intended.
- The Truman Show
- X-Men (any of them)
- 16 Candles
- The Breakfast Club
- Pretty In Pink
- Some Kind of Wonderful
- My Cousin Vinney
- The Butterfly Effect
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- The Parent Trap (Old one and newer one)
- Sabrina (the newer one with Harrison Ford)
- Joseph King of Dreams (the children's movie, it explained a lot as did the next one)
- Prince of Egypt
- The Pelican Brief (and a few other John Grisham movies)
- One Fine Day
- The Patriot
- The Passion of Christ
- The Gladiator
- 13 Going on 30
- While You Were Sleeping
- Dan in Real Life
- Jesus of Nazareth
- Titanic (but not for the love story part, for the huge-ness of it, the movie really made it seem more real, as it was hard to imagine it before that)
- Pride and Predjudice (what the heck is BBC? I've only seen the version with Donald Sutherland....about 10 times--didn't know there was another version, that explains all the pictures on other people's blogs...pictures of the characters from the book that I've never seen.....)
- A Few Good Men "You can't handle the truth!" come on, can you actually think of or say that movie outloud without quoting Jack Nicholson? Name me a husband who has not said those words! (many times)
- Indiana Jones movies
- The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio
Wow, that was fun....could think of a ton more. This actually made me think about all those hours. All those hours spent watching, really nothing. It made me think of all those hours watching movies not listed. It made me think about how God knows. He knows how much we've watched. He knows what we've watched. Will He, at the end of my life show me all those wasted hours? Don't you sometimes wish you lived in a time before all our modern conveniences and well, just stuff? Really makes a person think. Gosh, why am I such a thinker like that? It really was fun to list these and I've added some new ones from other lists that I'd like to see. Like "Millions" and "Simon Birch" and "3 Weddings and a Funeral". Will they be worth 2 hours of my time?
Monday, January 25, 2010
I could not have showed you better than this! She accidentally showed me her teeth!
(and I got a picture!)
5 months and going bald(er)! She has kind of this mohawk thing going right now, it's quite funny! Any closer a shot though, you can see all her new hair coming in, cute, soft, fuzz!
Friday, January 22, 2010
That we know better what is best for us or the baby?
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I cried over spilled milk. Yes, this is spilled milk, in our garage, mixed with mud and melted snow. I set the extra milk that wouldn't fit in the fridge on top and forgot and opened the freezer when putting away groceries. A whole gallon of milk spilled. Anyone have a kitty you could send over to clean our garage floor? Not sure how to clean it up, my mop wouldn't clean it up (for anyone who helped me when I broke my leg, I still have the old bad mop) I don't have any extra towels because I'm always trying to declutter (so, that's why I always kept those old towels) and it's not freezing overnight in the garage, so there it sits. Can't wait for it to start smelling!
Hey! Is that an angel in the milk?
Friday, January 15, 2010
Easy paper plate snowmen and women, again, we use Q-tips for painting!
(which melted mama's heart)
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
This is the scapular I wear. (minus the medals because they wear down the cords)
Katy's comment the other day
I do wear a scapular, as does my husband and the children, once they are old enough to explain it and understand it.
I simply wear it because my Mother said so. (the Blessed Mother) Period.
I do not think of it as a "magic" trinket or ticket to Heaven.
I think of it as a means to remind me of Jesus and His Heavenly Mother.
It reminds me to remain faithful and to keep trying always.
It reminds me a million times a day when it bugs me, itches me, gets in the way of wider necked fashions & when it gets stuck in my bra and pulls.
I do not like wearing one, I do so because I offer it up. I do so because every morning when I put it on (I sweat too much at night and take it off to sleep), I kiss it and think of Jesus.
If you'd like information about the Brown Scapular, go here.
They have free scapulars and lots of information about them.
If you are interested in starting to wear a scapular, I'd suggest you NOT use the free ones, though, as they are flimsy and break very easily. They do have scapulars you can order.
Once enrolled, (by a priest) each scapular you wear after that is considered a sacramental, it is you, the wearer that is blessed. SO no need to bless every scapular you get after the first enrollment.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Mary Hannah, (who loves to have "stuff") couldn't wait for me to go through my drawers, she knew she'd get treasures. Here's a pile of my novenas, I got right after my conversion. I prayed in overload in those days, I think I prayed all these novenas each day. (way before children) She picked the St Therese one for her treasure and we started the novena today.
I like can't get rid of all the prayer cards I have. I keep getting more, I get them at church, retreats, talks, etc.... I love them and I just can't ever decide which ones to keep and which ones to get rid of, so back in the drawer they go.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Here's our Epiphany cake, not as pretty as Barbara's, but Kings can wear brown crowns, right? (we made pudding frosting, although, this cake, I thought tasted better without frosting) I always figure it doesn't have to be perfect or even pretty necessarily, but just doing something special, like lighting 3 candles for the 3 kings and singing "We Three Kings" will make it memorable. I hope.
The kids wanted to know why it was called a "pound cake". I explained because you gain a pound when you eat it.
The kiddos were excited about that...the mama, not so much.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
February lots of red painting
March my old broken leg