Tuesday, March 22, 2011

St. Joseph

I have a new love and respect for St. Joseph. Since the thursday after Ash Wednesday I have been saying a Novena to St. Joseph. He has heard and answered quickly. Now I am continuing the Novena. I will share with you the prayer at the end of my post. Today my mother in law waits for death. The Lord is so good and I believe that through my prayers and asking for the intercession of St. Joseph has led my mother in law to St. Josephs hospital and why is this interesting or worth noting. Well who is the patron saint of the dying? Thats right St. Joseph! What a blessing

Prayer to St. Joseph

Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great

so strong, so prompt before the throne of God,

I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh St. Joseph

do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain

for me all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ Our Lord,

so that, having engaged here below you heavenly power, I may

offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.

Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you, and Jesus

asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near

your heart, Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for

me and ask Him to return the kiss when I drw my dying breath.

St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls-pray for me

Whoever shall read this prayer or hear it or keep it about themselves shall never die a sudden death nor be drowned, nor shall poison take effect on them, neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy, nor shall be burned in any fire, nor be overpowered in battle.

Novena: Say for nine mornings for anything you may desire. It has never been known to fail, so be sure you really want what you ask for.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I made this!!

You can check the directions to this sweater purse @ alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com
My purse is a little different...perhaps a bit of haste but I did not waste ;)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Review of Wax Paper Bags Unbleached 60ct

Originally submitted at Greenfeet - The Planet's Homestore

Unbleached Wax Paper Sandwich bags are a smart, eco choice.We understand that on occasion, disposable out ranks reusable. In those circumstances, our Waxed Paper Sandwich Bags are the green choice. Pe

Pleased in NY

By Kate in cny from Lafayette, NY on 2/2/2010


4out of 5

Pros: Convenient, Easy To Use

Cons: Not enough of them

Describe Yourself: Avid Cook

I use these for making 8 lunches a day and I like the size. It makes it easy to get the sandwiches in. I like that they are natural and unbleached, it was exactly what I was looking for. Just wish there were more in a box for the price. But I am pleased with my purchase.


Friday, January 22, 2010

March for LIFE

Today is the anniversary of Roe v Wade. You know this issue has hit me hard. When I was 21 I became pregnant out of wedlock and decided to have the baby. She is now 19 in college studying to become a nurse. I thought about abortion, no doubt, but I knew the pain of it. The guilt, shame and years of wondering why.... So on this aniversary although I am not in Washington I march with everyone in spirit because God has blessed my husband and I with 6 beautiful children and truly I know the value of all human life because of that and taking care of two young men with debilitating diseases that they will eventually die from. They are beautiful to me and to their loved ones and I am most confident that if you asked these parents if they had known their child would get ALS or Fredicks Ataxia would they still have had this child you would hear a resounding YES because these are the ones who teach us humility, suffering with honor, gratefulness, and the value of a smile. So on this date may we lift up all our sufferings and toil to the GOD who is an intentional GOD full of Love and Mercy and give all of our petitions to our Heavenly Mother, Mary.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

After Twenty Years .....

After twenty years my boots finally gave out. I went for a wonderful ski the other day and thought it odd that my left foot kept slipping and feeling like a bunch of snow had built up underneath. So after ignoring it, which is what I like to do when something goes wrong, I stopped and started to whack at it with my pole, another one of my techniques when something doesn't work...hit it. Well needless to say the boot had finally come detached from the sole.(interesting note here when we are disconnected from our soul/sole what becomes of us?) So with great sadness I must put all the mountains and hills and snowy paths in my memory. You see these skiis/boots etc were a part of my youth. That precious time before husband and children and it seemed I became youthful when I put them on. Sorta like that comfy sweater or place or whatever takes you back ...for me it was my skiis. Now I will keep them they will not go in the 4o trash bag challenge but I will replace them ever so frugally with my daughters skiis since she has taken up snowboarding. Just need to document my love for my skiis as they gave me a way into the woods where I found so much solice.

Ralph Waldo Emerson...Adopt the pace of nature:her secret is patience.

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Year!! and The Simple Woman's Daybook

A new year brings new ramblings and I have rambled about on the net and found new blogs to follow and Daybook to create. You can get more info here @ http://thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com/ So here it goes......

For Today: January 8, 2010

Out side my window....it is snowing and I am at work

I am thinking ....how lucky I am to have a job and that I am able to do so much

I am thankful for...Jesus

From the kitchen...I prepared nothing for them they must fend for themselves I am working a 151/2 hr. shift(two jobs)caring for two men one with Fredicks Ataxia one with ALS

I am wearing...jeans, turtleneck, tshirt, old sweater and my comfy danskin shoes

I am creating...calendars for my family schedule and my catechists

I am going....nowhere until 4:30pm to the next job

I am reading...the Bible for my Bible Study(Kings)

I am hoping...that the house won't be in bad shape when I get there

I am hearing...cats lots of cats this job the guy has 12 cats...yeah I know but they bring him so much joy

One of my favorite things....is to watch my children play and my husband bring in wood from the kitchen window

A few plans for the rest of this week...take that tree down and read more about the Catholic Mass Revealed...using this for 7/8 grade which I am teaching on Sunday

My picture thought......Lake Ontario oh she's pretty

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

So Much For An Active Blog

I realized after posting on a cousins blog that I have not written in about a year. So maybe I should write something. Hmmmm what to write. I guess I will mention a few things about Advent, the schools and thoughts in general. Today is the feast Day of Juan Diego and My oldest( a long time ago) painted a picture of the Blessed Mother that appeared to Juan Diego. I encouraged her to take it to school and show her Spanish teacher. She did and what a response. I figured she would get detention, the teacher instead showcased it in the hall. Kinda cool. However in just a few short years I don't know if that would be the same response. Tully schools now observe a "day of silence", which I kept my high schoolers home that day and the year before last we didn't know about it and one teacher actually came in with duct tape on her mouth. My girls were outspoken that day and one even mentioned the fact that many have died due to their belief in Christ why don't the schools observe a day of silence for them? Well needless to say the schools are again doing their best to observe Santa and not the real meaning of this Advent or the coming Christmas season. I had almost 30 families show up to make Advent wreaths on the 29th of Nov, just to have one of our priests say "no" he would not bless them. That's right "No". I was busy cutting greens so I did not hear him, I am so sad when this rich tradition of our faith is dismissed. My Mother asks anyone with a collar on to bless something. Any way one wonderful thing is that as parents we still have the God given right to teach our kids our beliefs and this beautiful faith and I wonder sometimes if they hear me going on and on and on about it and I am encouraged because my son Leo was secretly making something in the garage. All I kept saying was "don't make a mess, I need to get the van in there when it snows", it snowed van is still outside. Well what my boy was making was a manger out of mud, sticks and black tape. I love it. When I read todays readings, I was amazed that the Responsorial Psalm was Psalm 103, my absolute favorite:

Psalm 103 vs 1-2,3-4,8,10

Bless the Lord, O my soul;

and all my being, bless his holy name.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,

and forget not all his benefits.

He pardons all your iniquities,

he heals all your ills.

He redeems your life from destruction,

he crowns you with kindness and compassion.

Merciful and gracious is the Lord,

slow to anger and abounding in kindness.

Not according to our sins does he deal with us,

nor does he requite us according to our crimes.

I love the message of hope and of course the Gospel today was just as comforting. My soul always finds rest in Christs yoke, if I just stay still enough to take his instead of mine. If anyone does read this(ha ha ha) cause I doubt it that whole exercise post well lets just say that I move just not for the sake of exercise, but for the sake of the family. As for those of you who are getting sucked up in the whole "holiday" spending thing, I leave you with this:

We well remember that He Himself came among us as one who was lowly, humble, poor and weary with toil. At the same time He was the Messiah who redeemed us from every moral misery as well as the prophet of hope of the Kingdom of heaven.

Pope Paul VI December 1, 1968