2. We got to go to the Knights of Columbus clergy appreciation dinner the other night (how did they make those green beans? They were so yummy!). Priest-husband is a Knight and he serves at the hospital as director of spiritual care. Lately, he has been 'supplying' the local Roman-rite parish with about two daily Masses, the 6:30 Sunday Mass and two hours of confessions. He has been well-received. A woman came up to greet me, telling me how much they appreciate his service. And then she said, "I just don't understand how he can be married." She said it again and then again and then she sought out my husband to complement him and then say she doesn't understand how he can be married. What does one say to that? All I said was, "he is honored to serve the parish." and then I did this:
4. This mega-blogger echoes my thoughts for 2013- "This year, one of my personal resolutions is to live a slower, more thoughtful (meaningful?) life. Less travel, more adventure. Less work, more challenges. And I need this to translate into all areas of my life: Less blogging, more learning. Less links, more inspiration. Less projects, more processes." from Design for Mankind through Simple Mom- I am about where I was last January...another year of blogging less dangerously....
5. Baby girl is watching Rudolph right now- learning all about elves who dream of being dentists. Hear, hear for misfits!
6. "Our mothers and fathers must rediscover their role as priests of the home. The parents bless their children, the food that nourishes them, and preach the most eloquent of sermons by the nobility of their conduct. They enable their family to celebrate the fasts and feasts of the year. The children, too, should learn to assume roles in the domestic church as soon as practical: they can help read the daily scripture passages, assist in the preparation of the foods proper to their tradition and tend the light before the icons." ---from In Our Family and Home by Father Romanos Russo of St. Ann's Melkite Greek-Catholic Church (Originally Published in Catholic Near East)
7. Thanks Saint Anthony! I found the bottle of Red Hot and the Christmas videos (go claymation!) before Lent starts! Now if you could just help me find my brand-new camera...I fear it got lost in the shuffle getting back from bachelor uncle's wedding...I am posting this here to humiliate myself and hope that it will be found.
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