Friday, February 26, 2010

7 Quick Takes


It's been a bit of a wild and wooly week or so health-wise, but I think I have an answer and have been feeling quite better following the recommendations (avoiding caffeine and refined sugars and grains) - hypoglycemia. Will have official blood test results in a few weeks. Creative food suggestions and recipes would be most welcome!


Kate will be receiving her First Communion in May! As it works out, my husband and I AND Terri and Bernie will be singing in the choir for that Mass AND Bernie will be doing the cantoring. Cool!


On Fat Tuesday, our parish had a big Mardi Gras party and it was great fun. My husband got to be king (oh woe to me for not bringing the camera, but a friend captured this shot of me and my king). He was the perfect king and seemed to enjoy himself immensely in judging costume contests, leading parades and other sorts of kingly activities. Also, our Terri won the hula hoop contest. :)


This week, I weeded about four bags of Catholic books from our home library and donated it to the parish - and they were happy to receive them. Makes me happy! I really need to do some more purging (including more books), but haven't had a lot of time.

We're in the midst of Irish dance recital prep (for a nursing home in the week before St. Patty's Day, Stations of the Cross Practice, National Latin Exam prep as well as various choir things. Also, we have a seminarian stationed at our parish from South America who is preparing for an important test in English proficiency in May. We've been trying to have him over for dinner and some English practice regularly. Please pray that his preparation goes well. His name is Alex.


The other day I had to drive my oldest (Ria) and youngest (Frank) up to Holy Hill for a late Mass since they didn't wake up in time for the earlier Mass that my husband and I sing at. I was driving along, when I heard a cute little voice from the back seat proclaim: "Mommy, aren't you glad you get to bring at least one munchkin to church with you?"

I love that boy!


I was quite surprised to discover that there are people who think old Latin chants and hymns are only relevant to those who have studied Latin, but the truth is that many of us study Latin because we love the old chants and hymns (and other aspects of our Catholic heritage).


And last, but certainly not least, I have a new great-nephew! His name is Jory. :)

1 comment:

Emily J. said...

Congrats on your new nephew and other good news! We made a couple trips to Holy Hill when we used to live in one of the places "north of Chicago." So beautiful!