There's still time to sign up for Lenten Prayer Buddies. See the previous post for details. Match-ups will be sent out late tomorrow evening.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Yikes! Where did this month go? I just looked at the calendar and realized Lent starts in less than 10 days. Ten days, people!!
I haven't given much thought, yet, to what I want to do. The food thing seems to be out since I'm already doing most of what I would have done for general health reasons - no sugar, no alcohol, limited gluten. I'm open to suggestions.
- Maybe give up some TV? Notice I said some TV. All would be just talkin' crazy.
- Read something other than fiction? I've had Everything is Grace, Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence, City of Saints, and Into Your Hands, among others, sitting on my bookshelf, unread, for quite a while now.
Two things I am definitely doing for this Lent are:
- Bishop Barron's Lenten Daily Reflections. You can sign up here.
- Prayer Buddies. Details are below.
During Lent, you can say prayers, novenas, and rosaries, light candles, and offer up suffering for your secret Prayer Buddy and whatever intentions he or she specifies. On Easter, or shortly thereafter, you will let your assigned person who you are and how you remembered them.
Those interested in participating, please email me at:
I will need from you is:
Your first name or first initialYour blog address (or email address if you are not a blogger)Your intentions
DEADLINE FOR SIGN-UPS IS: Monday, February 27th.Your full nameYour address(Address can be provided if your Prayer Buddy plans to send you a small remembrance at Easter)
Monday, February 6, 2017
When my mom died a little over eight years ago, I inherited all her sewing and craft supplies. It took my dad a number of trips in his minivan to bring everything over. There were three sewing machines - an embroidery, a serger, and a "regular" one, a sewing desk, a cutting table, and loads of material, notions, crafts and supplies.
When I first got it all, I went through the material and got it sorted out and stored in tubs. It was interesting to see when the fabric was purchased by the evolution of Joann Fabrics bags. But, most of the stuff remained as it arrived, packed in a variety of boxes and bags.
When Himself's aunt started adding to my stash, I decided that it was time to get things better organized. As I started opening some of the bags and boxes, I found projects mom had started but never finished. There were several counted cross stitch pictures, a crewel embroidery one, a bedspread for what had been her newly redecorated bedroom, and a couple of clothing items.
I got to thinking about what my unfinished objects, UFOs, are. I have a cross stitch sampler from our wedding eighteen years ago that is half finished. There are a few more cross stitch pictures in process, a couple of dress patterns with material waiting to be sewn, a quilted wall-hanging in pieces, a quilt started for our guest room, and yarn purchased for a crochet scarf.
But, those are things. What about the phone calls left unmade? Or the dinner plans postponed? And the emails and letters left unwritten? Maybe Mom had craft projects uncompleted because she spent her time with and for people, talking and listening to them.
I think I'm going to work on a few of my UFOs this week. Care to join me?