Friday, April 29, 2022

A Day in the Past

Facebook reminded me that 8 years ago I was at the coliseum in Rome. The most amazing observation I made was that it was so quiet. People spoke in hush as to pay respect and reference to the many people martyred for the faith. Early church martyrs pray for us.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Little Bunny Foo Foo

Little Bunny foo foo,

Hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice,
And bopping them on the head

And down came the blue Fairy, and she said
Little Bunny foo foo,
I don't wanna see you Scooping up the field mice,
and bopping them on the head

What's that all got to do with anything?  I bought this fuzzy pen with bunny ears a few days ago. It's been a lot of fun. When kids come into the office sick, I play "Little Bunny Foo Foo" and bop them on the has miraculous affects on kids.

The other day one girl was on the cot sick and the other kid in a chair crying.  So Little Bunny foo foo made an appearance complete with music. As I was bopping the crying child over the head with the fuzzy pen, the other girl began mouthing the words of the Blue became a little performance at which before long the crying girl began chuckling and laughing. The sick one seemed to forget her situation. It was miraculous. LOL

If you want  aren't familiar with the song here you go but I might warn sticks in your head!

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

A New Friend

 Over the past year I have been volunteering at a private independent Catholic school Divine Mercy Academy. I've made a lot of friends but my best friend there is the art teacher. She studied at the Mitchell School for Art. She is very talented and her portraits are amazing. This is one of her still life works. She's teaching the kids how to do still life.

I love working with Mary Etta. She has a lot of fun and has an infectious laugh not mention a strong faith and love of God. Although I work in the office doing the administrative work I love to sneak in there to see what wonderful things Mary Etta has planned for the kids. 

Recently I took a class on watercolor on rice paper batik . Last weekend I shared my new "skill" with her. We had a great time Arting together...I look forward to more fun times. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Easter is Coming

 Happy Lent Ya'll! Easter is coming. Every year I do the "Create a Cross" on Palm Sunday.  Saw this meme on Facebook. Most times it works out great...sometimes it looks like this. Have a Happy Upcoming Holy Week.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Reduce reuse recycle!


I end up with so much lint. I throw it away and one day I was thinking, there must be something I can do with this. 

 Searching I found that you can use lint for a fire starter. Well I can't use it because I have a pellet stove but my daughter has a wood stove. So I'm making some for her. By next winter I should have lots of them to give to her.

They are very easy to make. All it takes is 
* lint of course
*Empty toilet paper roll or paper towel roll cut in half
*wax paper. 

You just fill the toilet paper roll up with lint and then roll it up in a piece of wax paper. Twist the ends very tight because those ends will be where you will light it. It's like a little fuse.

Now you have something to do with your lint. Have fun. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A Visit from Beatrice

Last night I had a very unusual dream. For one thing I don't usually remember my dreams and when I do, they usually don't involve someone who has passed.

After my Mom died, I had a dream with her in it. She was very excited telling me she saw her mother and she had a colorful aura all around her. I was scared and I told Mom that I didn't like seeing dead people. I guess I was scared. After that I never had any more dreams with her in it.

But last night, I had a very interesting dream! I had a dream that we were having some kind of family get together.  All my Yori cousins were there and they all left together to go someplace. I was left behind reminiscent of when I was a child and they would also leave me behind because I was so much younger than they were.

Well all of a sudden I turned around and I saw Grandmom Yori! She was younger than when she died and she wasn't wearing her glasses. I immediately recognized her and thought to myself that the Yori cousins would be very upset that they missed her.

I ran up to her and greeted her and told her how much I loved and missed her. And I remarked that I hadn't seen her since I was 9.  She was moved when I told her how devastated I was when she died. I also told her that I knew that the night she died, it was her who was standing at the bottom of my bed and that I was sorry I ran down the hallway because I was afraid causing her spirit to leave.

It's making me nuts but I can't remember what she told me in that dream but I remember I had a conversation with her because I remembered that one of my Yori cousins said she never had a conversation with her and I was thinking, "oh gee, she should have been here."  Grandmom Yori spoke perfect English and I was very surprised because when I was a child she spoke little English mostly Italian interspersed with English. I was so happy to see her.

Now that I have mature and I'm not afraid to see family that have gone before me in dreams, I hope to have more conversations with her. And I really hope I remember what she says...I need could use help with the family tree, especially on the Pannoni (her maiden name) side.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

A Long Time Coming

Yesterday, my daughter and her family went to the Basilica in Baltimore to see our friend Rob and several others ordained as Deacon. Rob was in youth group at St. Jane Frances de Chantal in Pasadena, MD with my daughter many years ago. I have really watched this "work in progress".

The ordination was long time coming and I feel like I personally prayed him through Seminary! LOL  I cannot tell you how elated I was for him and the Church, not to mention that there were others being ordained Deacons on their way to Priesthood as well.

The Mass was perfect, full of the faithful all feeling the way I felt I'm sure. There was a packed house and even though we arrived 30 minutes early there were no seats to be had so we stood in the back. I'm telling you kneeling on cold marble  was grueling and I offered it up for the souls in Purgatory sending many I'm sure up to the pearly gates!

It ended up a blessing in disguise because when everyone sat down we were able to see everything.  I would not have had such a good view in the pews. God is good.

After the Mass there was a lovely reception at the Catholic Center. There were lots of folks there. The Mom's of the future Priests did a nice job. 

Rob was really busy greeting everyone but I managed to get in to congratulate him and have a photo taken.

Today Rob gave his first homily at Mass at St. Jane's church. I was very nervous for him but he did an awesome job and didn't miss a beat. Our Pastor Mgr. Carl was nodding his head and smiling the whole time.  Rob preached on the Trinity, not an easy one as he indicated. But he left me with a wonderful image of
the Holy Spirit as the Fire of Love. I never thought of it that way.

He's going to make a terrific Priest when he's ordained in December.  And if the others who are going to be ordained are even a little like him, we are leaving my 3 year old granddaughter, Evie and the Church in good hands.

Prayer for Vocations:

Father, we're your people, the work of your hands.
So precious are we in your sight that you sent your Son, Jesus.
Jesus calls us to heal the broken-hearted,
to dry the tears of those who mourn, to give hope to those who despair,
and to rejoice in your steadfast love.
We, the baptized, realize our call to serve.
Help us to know how.
Call forth from among us priests, sisters, brothers and lay ministers.
With our hearts you continue to love your people.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God forever and ever.

A Day in the Past

Facebook reminded me that  8 years ago I was at the coliseum in Rome. The most amazing observation I made was that it was so quiet. People s...