Sorry I've been scarce lately. I've just been so busy that I can't get it all done...or even think of blogging. We were going to go to the cabin this weekend, but decided not to. Just too much going on. Next weekend should be better.
April has just been so busy, with the last three weeks with at least two appointments/events/activities every day. This week, I thought it would be a little less hectic until a kindly homeschool mom shared that there was going to be a huge garage sale for kids stuff this weekend where you could consign clothes. I got the e-mail late Monday and I was off like a Tasmanian devil trying to gather all the junk in my basement, sort all the stuff, enter all my items into their online inventory system, make labels as per strict sale instructions (white card stock ONLY!!), pin said labels on every item, sort every item by size, and make super darn sure there were no stains, rips, tears or missing pieces. I'm consigning nearly 200 items, so it is a LOT of work.
This is kid stuff we are talking about, the only time it is in perfect condition is before you bring it home. Sooooo, a lot of the stuff got sorted back into a bin to donate to my favorite place that doesn't care if I have a microscopic spot on a pair of pants or if they aren't a brand name.
Now my house is a complete disaster with all this stuff laying out in neat piles with the tags expertly attached. I have to haul the stuff to the Washington County Fair Grounds tomorrow and drop it off. This is the first time I've done this, so we'll see how it goes. I think some of my stuff will be rejected because it's not strictly spring/summer. Oh well, I'll save it for the next sale...if this one doesn't kill me first.
At least it was the last day of bible study for the season. I don't know if I could've handled another week. 28 weeks is just too long...it's practically two semesters worth of class.
If I just make it through tomorrow things should be better...until next Friday when there is the Friend's Plant Sale AND the May Crowning at the Little Sisters of the Poor. Not to mention that my aunt's neighbor is having her annual garage sale which I always attend and I even sell some of my items at. How did I ever get so busy?
To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.
~Cardinal John Henry Newman
2010 Cannonball Award
Father Solanus Casey
"Even suffering is part of the truth of our life. Thus, trying to shield the youngest from every difficulty and experience of suffering, we risk creating, despite our good intentions, fragile persons of little generosity: The capacity to love, in fact, corresponds to the capacity to suffer, and to suffer together." ~Benedict XVI
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Fides et Ratio Encyclical
Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.
Thank you everyone that voted for the Kneeler at the Cannonball awards!!
Words of Father Corapi, for all my politician friends and relatives and those who vote for them
"Catholic office holders, whether presidents, senators, congress men or women, or judges at any level must adhere to Catholic teaching or run the risk of separating themselves from the Body of Christ. In such egregious and chronic cases of gross moral evil such as instituting and perpetuating abortion and the structures of sin that surround it, it is quite probable that such Catholic officials are excommunicated in virtue of the acts themselves. A latae sententiae (automatic) excommunication is likely triggered when they vote for laws, funding, and structures that enable and perpetuate such obvious and egregious evil (Cf. Code of Canon Law, Canons 1364,1398; Canon 1329, par. #2). They are in turn forbidden from approaching the sacraments as the result (Cf. Catechism of Catholic Church #1463)."
"It is not morally possible for any Catholic to support abortion, euthanasia, fetal stem cell research, human cloning, or same-sex marriage. There are no ways around this, no justifications whatever. Why? For the simple reason that the Church holds these things to be intrinsically evil. They are evil in themselves, and no circumstances or subjective conditions can ever change that."