Our dear friend Sr Judith passed away this week, so very suddenly. Sister has been a part of our lives for the past five years since she began teaching our older children Writing Skills. We are still rather in shock, she will be so sadly missed. If you could say a prayer for her soul and for all the Sisters of her Community, in particular Sr C, her dearest friend, we would greatly appreciate it.
Eternal rest grant unto her oh Lord, and may Perpetual Light Shine Upon her and may her soul rest in peace. Amen.
Jack Jack made his First Reconciliation today!!:):) After all that preparation, the big day finally arrived. He did really well, so proud of him, for a boy with some anxiety issues, he strode into the Confessional with complete confidence.
We’re so enjoying having our College children home:):) Just hanging out together; chatting and playing, siblings hanging out together, time for mum and dad to be with them, family time, love it:)
Last weekend our Maytag ‘hit the dust’, again. We decided it was time to ‘call it a day’ and buy a new machine. Despite our washing machine repair man advising us we really should buy a Speed Queen, we didn’t. We’re sure he is quite correct but a new bathroom took priority. Instead we bought a Beko front loader! We’re converts to front loaders already, love it! Quiet, efficient, economical. We’ve all spent time just sitting, watching, fascinated by how they work.
After announcing we have baby’s names all chosen, I’m now not so sure. All the children except the College two had weighed in on choices and now they’ve added their opinion and… Anna Maria is really keen on a different choice that is soo pretty, so another name added to the top of the list.
Last night I spent a short time perusing a couple of blogs I rarely read, and was reminded why I rarely read them. Ambiguous writing really irritates me, as a reader I’m either left confused or left feeling the ambiguity is rather rude. Rather like a friend raving about a party that you weren’t invited to in front of you, or ‘rubbing it in’ that they are privy to something you are not, poor manners. Yes, I can see the irony in my ambiguous rant, my apologies.
Been chatting with my teens about facebook, all three of us feel we could easily leave it tomorrow, no big deal. Our family rule has been no fb account until you leave home, the idea was maturity would hopefully bring discernment to miss much of the fb dramas and just one less area for mum and dad to ‘police’. Neither of our College children post much, nor read, I also often go for weeks without reading, or posting. I’m left wondering whether the later age of signing up, or the family disinterest has led to our College kids’ disinterest. Whatever the reason the method works, we’re keeping on this path.