Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

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

Semper Gaudete!: Two New Images in Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?

Semper Gaudete!: Planned Parenthood Strikes Again!!

Semper Gaudete!: MSNBC Talking Head Calls Babies “Things That Might Turn Into Humans”

Semper Gaudete!: Obamacare Funnels $75 Million to Planned Parenthood to Push Sex on Kids

Semper Gaudete!: This Week's Fan Fiction

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week



Books Read in the Past Week



Books read for the first time are marked with a #. 
Classics are marked with a *

"Learning to Lean" #
by Richard Maffeo
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 
(Amazon Kindle cloud reader) 
"The Instructed Heart
soundings at four depths" #
by F.J. Sheed
[non-fiction, memoir, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 

"Roller Skates"
by Ruth Sawyer
[children's fiction, historical]
{carried over from last week}

"The Tempest" *
by William Shakespeare
[play]
{carried over from last week}
I haven't read any Shakespeare for awhile;
it's time I got back to his works.

"Pinocchio" *
by C. Collidi  (Carlo Lorenzini)
translated by M.A. Murray
[children's fiction]

"Two Hundred Pennies"
by Catherine Woolley
"David's Railroad" #
"Railroad Cowboy" #
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loans)

"First We Have Coffee
and then we talk"
by Margaret Jensen
[non-fiction, Christian (Protestant), biography, autobiography]
{carrying over into next week}

This Week's Fan Fiction

Twinkletoes Cartwright

My first "Bonanza" story.   Humorous

Revealed Relationships
Chapter 9 is now up.



I've removed "Dante's Dilemma" for now.
It needs work, and besides, I'd rather not
be doing more than one WIP  for
the same show at the same time. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Obamacare Funnels $75 Million to Planned Parenthood to Push Sex on Kids

Obamacare Funnels $75 Million to Planned Parenthood to Push Sex on Kids

God help America. 

North Dakota Gov Faces Death Threats After Signing Abortion Ban

North Dakota Gov Faces Death Threats After Signing Abortion Ban

 Threatened with death for protecting the innocent unborn who were threatened with death by abortion!
Let's pray for his safety. 

Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?

Every year, at the Passover Seder, the youngest person at the table asks the Four Questions, beginning with:
"Why is this night different from all other nights?"
Was that question asked at the Last Supper?  I like to think that it was, for never before, and never again, could it be so appropriate.



Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

I'd like to invite you to join me and a growing group of Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets.  Thanks to RAnn for hosting!  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.


Semper Gaudete!: New Dore Picture in Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: The First Saint I Ever Heard of (Reposted)

Semper Gaudete!: Planned Parenthood Sponsors 40 Days of Prayer for Legal Abortion

Semper Gaudete!: Grandma Attacked Filming Fourth Botched Abortion at Planned Parenthood | LifeNews.com 

 Semper Gaudete!: My Fanfics for This Week

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week


Books read for the first time are marked with a #. 
Classics are marked with a *

"Learning to Lean" #
by Richard Maffeo
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 
(Amazon Kindle cloud reader) 
"The Instructed Heart
soundings at four depths" #
by F.J. Sheed
[non-fiction, memoir, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 


"Elsie's Womanhood"
{carried over from last week}
"Elsie's Motherhood"
(Amazon Kindle cloud reader, free) 
by Martha Finley
[children's fiction, Christian, Protestant]
I find certain things in the "Elsie" books really
interesting, and other things in them really annoying.

"The American Frugal Housewife"
by Mrs. Child (Lydia Maria  Child) 
Twelfth Edition, Enlarged and
corrected by the author 
She had to add the word "American" to
the title because there was a book with the 
same title published in England.
{carried over from last week}

"Roller Skates"
by Ruth Sawyer
[children's fiction, historical]
{carrying over into next week}

"The Tempest" *
by William Shakespeare
[play]
{carrying over into next week}
I haven't read any Shakespeare for awhile;
it's time I got back to his works.



Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The First Saint I Ever Heard of (Reposted)

The following post makes its annual appearance in this blog.

Slightly adapted from a post in one of my old blogs.

Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary. People love to quote the saints, but we cannot quote St. Joseph. None of his words have been preserved.
I take that back about not being able to quote St. Joseph. We cannot quote his words, but we can, and should, "quote" his devotion to Jesus and Mary.
St. Joseph was the first saint I ever heard of, but that was because of the children's aspirins! LOL!
I like simple, homely {homely as in homelike, not, definitely not, as in  unattractive] images. I love to think about St. Joseph walking the floor when the Baby Jesus was teething. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #. (Why haven't I, until now, given the #
to Sunday books I hadn't read before?)

"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M.J. Huber
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 
"Learning to Lean" #
by Richard Maffeo
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 
(Amazon Kindle cloud reader) 


"Elsie's Girlhood"
 {carried over from last week}
"Elsie's Womanhood"
{carrying over into next week}
by Martha Finley
[children's fiction, Christian, Protestant]
I find certain things in the "Elsie" books really
interesting, and other things in them really annoying.

"The American Frugal Housewife"
by Mrs. Child (Lydia Maria  Child)
Twelfth Edition, Enlarged and
corrected by the author
She had to add the word "Americaan" to
the title because there was a book by the
same name published in England.
 {carrying over into next week}

My Fanfics for this Week

Here For You

An  ongoing AU "M*A*S*H" story

Hyacinth at Grace Brothers 

An "Are You Being Served?"  and
"Keeping Up Appearances" crossover 
story.

We Go Way Back 

An AU "M*A* S*H" and "Brady Bunch" crossover story

Quincy in Bay City 

A humorous "Another World" and "Quincy, M.E." crossover story.


Note:  I'm working on new chapters of  "Revealed Relationships" and "Dante's Dilemma," and hope to have them up next week. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Worth MORE than 1,000 Words

I just HAVE to share this post.  
That picture says more than 1,000 words could about Pope Francis.
Hankies and/or tissues recommended!

Afternoon Smoke 2013/03/13






I was watching EWTN, and when I saw that white smoke, I was ecstatic.  And then, what seemed like a very loooooooooooooooooooooong wait until we learned who had been elected.
I am mega-excited!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

I'd like to invite you to join me and a growing group of Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets.  Thanks to RAnn for hosting!  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.

Semper Gaudete!: Two Frescoes from the Sistine Chapel added to Collection






Books Read in the Past Week

"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M.J. Huber
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 
"Learning to Lean"
by Richard Maffeo
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 
(Amazon Kindle cloud reader) 

"Faraway Dream"
by Jane Flory
[YA fiction, historical]
(open library loan)
{carried over from last week}


"More Fun With Herbert"
{carried over from last week}
"Herbert's Homework"
(the first book-length "Herbert" story;
the previous books were collections of short stories)
 by Hazel Wilson
[children's fiction]

"Something's Fishy"
Summer Jobs"
by Aidel Stein
"Sorry About That"
by Ruth Steinberg
[children's fiction, Jewish, "Baker's Dozen" series, created
by Miriam Zakon]

"Elsie's Girlhood"
by Martha Finley
[children's fiction, Christian, Protestant]
{carrying over into next week}
I find certain things in the "Elsie" books really
interesting, and other things in them really annoying.

New Mini-series, and New Nanofiction

I've started a new mini-series on fanfiction.net.  This new story will not in any way interfere with my work on Revealed Relationships.
I've also posted an All My Children nanofiction.


New Chapter

The latest chapter of  Revealed Relationships is now up.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pro-abortion group to display massive photos of female genitalia on Cincinnati campus | LifeSiteNews.com

Pro-abortion group to display massive photos of female genitalia on Cincinnati campus | LifeSiteNews.com

Yes, you read that right.  At first, I was embarrassed to display the full title of the article in the heading of this post.
Planned Parenthood strikes again!
When I read this article, I almost barfed all over the keyboard!  

Beautiful Eucharistic Prayer

Fr. Mitch Pacwa used this beautiful Eucharistic Prayer in this morning's Mass on EWTN.
Of course, no matter which Eucharistic Prayer the priest uses, the most beautiful words are the words of Consecration.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

I'd like to invite you to join me and a growing group of Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. Thanks to RAnn for hosting!  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.

Semper Gaudete!: Stained Glass image of The Transfiguration

Semper Gaudete!: New Additions to my Fan Fiction

Semper Gaudete!: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen

Semper Gaudete!: Chapter Six is Up!

Semper Gaudete!: Weeding Out and Trading

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M.J. Huber
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 
"Learning to Lean"
by Richard Maffeo
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 
(Amazon Kindle cloud reader) 

"Come Sing, Jimmy Jo"
by Katherine Paterson
[children's fiction]
{carried over from last week}

"Alice in Wonderland" *
"Through the Looking Glass"  *
by Lewis Carroll
[children's fiction]

"Herbert"
"Herbert Again"
"More Fun With Herbert"
{carrying over into next week}
by Hazel Wilson
[children's fiction]
each book is a collection of short stories, rather
than one book-length story.  The first book-length
"Herbert" story is "Herbert's Homework", which I
will probably read next week.


"The Home Has A Heart"
by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
[non-fiction; Christian (Protestant) themes, recipes, 
anecdotes]
(March chapter only)

"Faraway Dream"
by Jane Flory
[YA fiction, historical]
(open library loan)
{carrying over into next week]

 





Weeding Out and Trading

I added a new magnet to my collection yesterday, a wooden fork.  I didn't buy this magnet;  the only thing I buy during Lent is food.  I traded this set to Mom for it. Mom uses magnets as magnets, but she may use this set as a decoration.  I bought it mostly for the bunch of grapes, but now that I have a vintage bunch of purple grapes magnet, I don't need  this set any more.
I've also updated my catalog.  Rather than removing the set I traded, I simply added the words,
No longer in collection.  Traded to Mom on March 1st, 2013 for wooden fork magnet.