Thursday, May 31, 2012

Adding to my Offline Collection


I've just ordered another decorative magnet online.





I didn't need to make an account with the store, because they are partnered with amazon.com, and I already have an amazon.com account. (I've had it almost as long as
I've been online.)
Another plus is that shipping is free. And that, for me, is a TREMENDOUS plus!
But was there a difficult part? Yes. The hard part was selecting
just one magnet out of so many. (I have to economize SOMEWHERE.)
So how did I finally decide which magnet to order now, and which
magnets can wait until later?
These seven simple words (okay, six words and one number!) helped me to make my decision:
"Only 4 left in stock. Order soon."
But deciding what to buy now, and what can wait until later is part of the fun of having
an offline collection.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I Do NOT Want the Abortion Clinics to Close

Nope. I do not want to see them closed. What
I want is to see them transformed into birthing centers and neonatal units.
Most especially, I would like to see them transformed into clinics where women with high-risk pregnancies are helped to give birth to healthy babies.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Homily 2012-05-26 - Fr. Anthony Mary MFVA - St. Philip Neri, Priest (Memorial)





Another wonderful homily from Fr. Anthony. Some great humor here!

"Most Excuses for Not Having Homework" Award Angers Student's Mother

"Most Excuses for Not Having Homework" Award Angers Student's Mother 
 I am sitting at my computer (obviously!) fuming, but FUMING about this. If I were a cartoon character, there would be smoke coming out of my ears. 
 I admit that I do not know whether the child actually had made frequent excuses for not having her homework. And, even if that is the case, perhaps her excuses were valid. 
 There is no valid excuse for her teacher's actions. 
 If I were the principal of that school, I would force that teacher to wear an old-fashioned dunce cap for a full day. Of course, she in turn would probably bring suit against me for excessive humiliation. And I in my own turn would ask her, "And just how do you think Cassandra felt?"
 A final note: To be honest, I find it hard to be objective when it comes to a teacher humiliating a child in front of the class. It was done to me all too often.

Monday, May 28, 2012

I Didn't Make The Connection at First

It recently occurred to me why I especially like
the apple with one bite taken out of it in this set of magnets. (The
first set I ordered for my collection!)



It reminds me of the "Ramona and the Apples" chapter in Beverly Cleary's Beezus and Ramona.
Remember how Beezus found Ramona in the basement, with a whole pile of apples
with just one bite taken out of each apple?
And Ramona's perfectly logical, if exasperating (a word that appears frequently in
the book) reasoning: "But the first bite tastes best."
Now that I think of it, it's amazing that Beezus wasn't the first nine-year-old
to turn prematurely grey!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival


Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. I've discovered some wonderful blogs here that I might otherwise have missed. Many thanks to RAnn for hosting!

Semper Gaudete!: Vespers at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery

Semper Gaudete!: Mass In Honor Of The 50th Anniversary Of Our Lady Of The Angels Monastery

Semper Gaudete!: National WHAT Month??? (Get Ready to Barf)

Semper Gaudete!: She Broke My Heart

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-05-23 - Deacon Patrick Mary MFVA - Easter Weekday

Semper Gaudete!: Additions to my Decorative Magnet Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Two Great Homilies from Fr. Edmund Sylvia

Semper Gaudete!: 100th Item in Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week


Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Anne's House of Dreams"
{carried over from last week}
"Anne of Ingleside"
by L. M. Montgomery
[fiction]

"Schooled"#
By Gordon Korman
[fiction, children/teenagers]

"Mystery at Bellwood Estate"
"Hannah and the Daring Escape"
by Hilda Stahl
[children's fiction, Christian {Protestant, denomination(s) not specified}, series]
{carrying over into next week}

100th Item in Rosary Art Collection

Today, my Rosary Art Collection reaches a milestone.
I've just added the 100th Image, very appropriate for Pentecost!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Two Great Homilies from Fr. Edmund Sylvia

Since I'm putting both homilies in the same post, I'm
using links instead of embedding them.

Thursday's homily


Friday's homily
(Great story about an immigrant family)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Additions to my Decorative Magnet Collection

In the past two days, I've made some additions and changes to my Decorative Magnet Collection. I traded a Red Daisy Magnet to Mom for a Baby Winnie the Pooh magnet she had on her refrigerator. (Mom doesn't collect magnets; she uses them as magnets.)
I also received this set of magnets


which I ordered earlier this week.
I already have my eye on at least two magnets I want to order next month.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Homily 2012-05-23 - Deacon Patrick Mary MFVA - Easter Weekday



Deacon Patrick says some beautiful things about vocations in this homily.
And thank God Fr. Ed is back!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

She Broke My Heart

I loved my first grade teacher, until she broke my heart.
Fast forward to the fourth grade, at least, I think it was the fourth grade.
What I do know for sure is that it was before I was diagnosed properly.
Because I was so slow on the staircase, it had been decided that
I wouldn't participate in fire drills; I would sit in the office instead.
Looking back, I can see that this was a bad arrangement. Some adult
should have assisted me during fire drills. Assisted kindly, and patiently.
One day the fire drill bell rang, and while everyone else went outside, I went
to the office, as usual.
Suddenly, a woman who worked in the office came in and said,
as if she thought I was just a troublesome brat,
"We don't have time for your nonsense right now."
And she dragged me out of the office and down the stairs.
The speed, the being dragged down the steps, was very upsetting, and I started
to cry.
And then I was outside, and still crying.
And then my first grade teacher, who was standing there with
her class, scolded me.
"Shame on you, Rochelle! You're acting like a baby! These
little first graders are behaving better than you!"
You don't DO that to a child who is frightened, upset, and crying,
especially one who used to love and trust you.
This was nothing less than a betrayal.

Monday, May 21, 2012

National WHAT Month??? (Get Ready to Barf)

Well, that hypocritically named organization, Planned Parenthood, strikes again. Click here for article.

I cannot begin to express how nauseated I feel.
Somebody please hand me a barf bag. (Make that SEVERAL barf bags!)

Mass In Honor Of The 50th Anniversary Of Our Lady Of The Angels Monastery



I watched this Mass live on Saturday morning, and I'm so glad to be able to share it!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Vespers at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery


Today is the Golden Jubilee of the founding of Our Lady Of The Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. As part of the celebration, Vespers was chanted during the televised Benediction. 

I've mentioned in the past that I pray The Liturgy of the Hours at home.  It was an awesome experience to chant Vespers with  Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration and The Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word for Vespers. Yes, I know that I was not physically with them, but then again, neither were the millions of others who also joined them through EWTN.
I like to think that there was a chain of prayer encircling the world this evening.   And part of me, a rather large part of me,  wishes that I could have heard all those voices joined together in prayer.  
I'll bet it gave Satan one heck of an earache!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival



Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. Many thanks to RAnn for hosting.
I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.

Semper Gaudete!: New Painting in Rosary Art Collection 


 Semper Gaudete!: "Little Lulu" Cartoon added to Vintage Media Collection  

Semper Gaudete!: NunEssential: Government Issues a Study of Studies 

Semper Gaudete!: And I Thought This Was Just a Commercial Jingle! 

Semper Gaudete!: New Pictures in Rosary Art Collection

 Semper Gaudete!: Today's Homily - 5-18-2012 - Deacon Leonard Mary - Sixth Friday of Easter


Semper Gaudete!: This Jingle Confused Me!

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week



Books Read in the Past Week


Books read for the first time are marked with a #


"Mama's Bank Account"
by Kathryn Forbes
[autobiographical/biographical fiction]
{carried over from last week}

"The Final Tide" #
by Norma Cole
[fiction]

"The Whistling Teakettle
and Other Stories About Hannah"
"Carnival and Kopek
and More About Hannah"
"Hannah is a Palindrome"

"Hannah and the Best Father on Route 9W"
"Love From Your Friend, Hannah"

by Mindy Warshaw Skolsky 
[children's fiction]



"Anne's House of Dreams"
by L. M. Montgomery
[fiction]
{carrying over into next week}




















This Jingle Confused Me!

This jingle for Rheingold Beer always confused me when I was little. I never understood how beer could be dry. I thought beer was supposed to be wet!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

New Pictures in Rosary Art Collection

I've added two pictures of The Ascension to my Rosary Art Collection. (Somehow, I don't think anyone is surprised!)
Click here
and here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

And I Thought This Was Just a Commercial Jingle!

I was searching for information about a certain jingle,
and I discovered that this is where the tune came from. I must say I was surprised.
Incidentally, this recording is also going into my Vintage Media Collection!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

NunEssential: Government Issues a Study of Studies

NunEssential: Government Issues a Study of Studies: This article made me laugh! It's hard when you have so many studies that you have to issue another study to study those studies.  http://w...

 I just HAD to share this!
In a way, though, I can almost see the logic in this study to study studies.
After all, I have at times considered making yet another blog to blog
about my blogs!

Monday, May 14, 2012

"Little Lulu" Cartoon added to Vintage Media Collection

I've just added this Little Lulu cartoon from
1946 to my Vintage Media Collection.
Tonight is the first time in years that I've seen this cartoon,

Sunday, May 13, 2012

New Painting in Rosary Art Collection

I've just added another painting of The Annunciation to my Rosary Art Collection.
Even if I limited my collection to that one Mystery, that one Incident in Our Lady's life, I would still be able to build quite a substantial collection!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival





Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. Thanks to RAnn for hosting! I've found some wonderful blogs here.

Semper Gaudete!: Ongoing Novena for a Reversal of the HHS Mandate

Semper Gaudete!: New to My Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-05-06 - Fr Mark Mary MFVA - Fifth Sunday of Easter

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-05-05 - Fr Anthony Mary MFVA - Easter Weekday

Semper Gaudete!: Something Very Special Added to my Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: There is Something VERY Wrong Here!!!!

Semper Gaudete!: New Set of Magnets in My Collection

Semper Gaudete!: If They Could Vote
Semper Gaudete!: Life on the Rock 2012-05-10 Fr. Larry Richards " Surrender"

Semper Gaudete!: This LOOKS Like an Essay


Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week




Life on the Rock 2012-05-10 Fr. Larry Richards " Surrender"




When you hear why Fr. Larry Richards got thrown out of the Seminary, you'll understand why I  just HAD to share this episode! And I am DEFINITELY getting his book!

Books Read in the Past Week

 Books read for the first time are marked with a #


"Getting Acquainted"
{carried over from last week}
"Deep Water Dilemma"
"Torrents of Trouble"
"Search Party Sunday"
by Shifra Weinberg
[children's fiction, Jewish, "Regards From Camp!" series]


"The 100 Greatest Advertisements
Who Wrote Them And What They Did" #
by Julian Lewis Watkins
[nonfiction]

"Stand In The Wind"
by Jean Little
[children's fiction]

"Mama's Bank Account"
by Kathryn Forbes
[autobiographical/biographical fiction]
{carrying over into next week}








Friday, May 11, 2012

This LOOKS Like an Essay



(Click on image to enlarge)


Yes, this looks like an essay, and reads like an essay, but it is, in fact, an advertisement.A
published in the January 2, 1915 Saturday Evening Post
Then again, if it looks like an essay and reads like an essay, then it is an essay.
If its purpose is to sell something, then it is an advertisement.
Well, for pure reading interest, I call it an essay.
For the purpose of adding it to my Vintage Media Collection
I call it an advertisement.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

If They Could Vote

If babies in their mothers' wombs could vote,
every politician would be pro-life.

Ongoing Novena for a Reversal of the HHS Mandate


Please pray this ongoing novena.
[This will be reposted every week  until the HHS
Mandate is reversed.]  

New Set of Magnets in My Collection

This set of Pansy Magnets is the latest addition to my offline collection.   I've now filled an entire row on my refrigerator, and started the next row.







Wednesday, May 9, 2012

There is Something VERY Wrong Here!!!!

I just came across this truly nauseating news.
Child pornography is in itself illegal, so how can looking at it on the Internet
not also be illegal?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

New to My Rosary Art Collection

I've just added thisStained Glass Depiction of The Annunciation to my Rosary Art Collection.
I want, eventually, to have at least one stained glass image of each Mystery in my collection.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival



Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets! Thanks to RAnn for hosting! I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.

Semper Gaudete!: Ongoing Novena For a Reversal of the HHS Mandate: REPOSTED
Semper Gaudete!: Prayer Request Corner

Semper Gaudete!: Painting Added to Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Deliberate Pun Here?


Semper Gaudete!: For Two of my Collections

Semper Gaudete!: A Blessed 25th Anniversary to The Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word!
Semper Gaudete!: Silver Anniversary, Silver Hair


Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-05-04 - Fr Larry Richards dioc of Erie PA - Weekday



Prayer Request Corner

I invite you to post any prayer requests you may have in the Comments section.

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #


"The Friendly Persuasion"
(carried over from last week)
"Except for Me and Thee"
by Jessamyn West
[historical fiction, Quakers]


"Corelli" #
by Johanna Spyri
[children's fiction]
(free Google e-book)


"Casebook of Successful Ideas for Advertising and Selling"
by Samm Sinclair Baker
[non-fiction]
(This has been a favorite book of mine for years.  
I love the anecdotes!)


"Regards From Camp:
Getting Acquainted"
by Shifra Weinberg
[children's fiction, Jewish, summer camp, series]
{carrying over into next week}

Catch Your Breath

Years ago, when I was very little, I had been running around, playing.   I was tired, and
I was panting.  Mom told me that I should catch my breath.
"Mommy," I said, "how can I catch my breath when I'm too tired to run after it?"

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

For Two of my Collections

I've just added this picture to my online Chocolate Collection, and ordered the actual item for my offline Decorative Magnets Collection.
And shipping was free!