Monday Musings Second Week of Lent

Right now… 1045 am, sunny and 68 outside, crazy kids inside. I should send them out.

This weekend…we celebrated the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, starting with Vespers on Friday night. We watched a movie on Friday night and enjoyed a chocolate snack, the kids were thrilled. On Saturday I took Margaret out for some new shirts. That child has a really long torso and is now in to the girls department for shirts. This makes clothing shopping a bit more difficult. We found four shirts for her, three were from this really neat second hand store I stopped in to. In addition to the shirts, I found two really cute dresses for church AND an Easter hat and glove set for the girls! (I will write another post about the whole cloth shopping experience when I get a chance).

Margaret and I also stopped to get a coffee at Star Bucks. The SB in our town does not have a menu listing drinks. No, I am not making that up. I haven’t been for a while and I always go through the drive thru, which has a menu. What is up with that?  Margaret got a compliment from another customer about how pretty she is. Margaret just hides behind me when she hears that sort of thing. I think she is embarrassed by it. (That too will be another post)

When we got home, there was an email waiting for us from Rev. Br. Basil Nixen, OSB. He was ordained a deacon on Saturday. There were pictures which we enjoyed! I put them in to a quick slide show as a surprise for Karol and he loved it. He does love his Br. Basil very much.

That evening we went to confession then to dinner. We went to the Smok’n Pig, and it is the second best barbecue I have ever had. The best was during the Mud Bowl 2009, made by a seminarian at the PCJ. We drove around a bit after dinner, enjoying the hot winter day. We stopped and looked at a car for Joshua. We shall see what comes of that.

Sunday we woke up late but still made it to Mass with time to spare. The rest of the day was spent lounging around. Joshua took a nap for a bit and I read. The kids must have been well behaved, because I do not recall anything. For dinner I made a chicken pot pie, for the first time and it turned out pretty good! (Yet another post, here and on FamilyHearth.)

Some plans for the week ahead:

We might go to the Okefenokee Swamp this weekend, so I need to clean and do my usual Saturday things during the week. That is about it.

If I find some time for myself, I want to…

Continue reading the book I am reading for Lent.

Prayer intentions for this week:

For an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life, for a certain young man who is discerning his vocation, for patience on a certain matter and for those who are away from God, that they open their hearts to His calling and make their way home.

Something that makes me smile:

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