Monday, December 27, 2010

Advent is Over

And I am almost out of photos of churches.  I have a few left, but they aren't my favorites.  So, here is a photo I took while out walking yesterday.  

Advent is over, and I am left with wondering what to do with this blog.  I had thought I might write about the Corporal Works of Mercy and the Spiritual Works of Mercy.  Yesterday I opened my Catechism to read about them, but there they weren't!  There is one little mention of the Corporal Works of Mercy, but no mention that I could find of the Spiritual.  Shows you how well I know the Catechism!  

It was a long weekend with not enough plans.  I spent Christmas Eve at my son, daughter-in-law, and new baby's house.  It was lovely.  I don't drink - at all - and in deference to that, we had an alcohol free Christmas Eve.  I didn't ask them to do that, but they did it anyway.  It was lovely to sit with all these young people and play Monopoly (do you know they have a game with credit cards and an electronic device for transferring funds?)  and Scrabble - and drink Pepsi, sparkling water, eggnog, and other non-alcoholic beverages.  I know very well that they normally drink beer, but I am fine with them forgoing that for one day.  Honored, really.  

On Christmas, I had not one plan.  And I did not one thing - other than go to mass and make Borscht.  About 15 years ago, I had such a craving for beet soup on Christmas Day, I made it and there began a little personal tradition.  After a month of wretched excess, I just want a bowl of vegetable soup.  And so, I made another pot this year.  It will take a week for me to eat it all, but oh, it is so good.  

I woke up yesterday with a migraine.  Horrible migraine.  I could not even get myself to mass.  I took my migraine medication which means that I will do nothing but lay in bed or on the sofa and sleep.  I turned on football games and slept on the sofa.  By mid-afternoon, I had to get out of the house, so I took a walk - see photo above.  By last evening, I had some realizations about my life.  And by last night's sleep, I had horrible nightmares.  

I can see that I am morbid still this morning, so I will wrap this up, get in the tub, get dressed as nicely as I can, and go to work.  High heeled shoes, stockings, a skirt, sweaters, make up and a hair do should go far to improve my gloomy outlook.  A couple of days alone don't do much good for my mental state.  

But I will sit and take a hard look this week.  And make some plans to make some changes in my 60th year on this earth.  I will look for a particular charitable work I think I am being called to.  I know I need to end my exile to this computer and venture back out among the living.

Enough out of me!!!  Thanks to anyone who has read this rambling thing.  



    I have looked up things on the site above.The Catholic Encyclopedia. Tom (Catawissa)said this is a very good site to use, very comprehensive. This link is to Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. The spiritual list is as follows:

    To instruct the ignorant;
    To counsel the doubtful;
    To admonish sinners;
    To bear wrongs patiently;
    To forgive offences willingly;
    To comfort the afflicted;
    To pray for the living and the dead.

  2. Thanks Kathy. When I was thinking about writing about these, I found that info on New Advent - I was hoping to find something in hard copy. I guess that shows you how old I am!

  3. I hope you continue to blog. I know you like to have a process and plan around posting activities but maybe just let this be a place to visit and off-load as and when the need or feeling grabs you?

    Recipes!! I could do with a few sponge cake tips and other food ideas. I need to get my money's worth out of my processor!!

    That's what my blog is to me. It's not a totally Catholic or any other sort of blog, just a 'me' space, but with room for company and people stopping by too.

    I use it to scream, laugh, shout and plead on a rotatory type of basis.

    However, if you choose to stop, I will miss you. I hope you are contented, whichever way you decide. I have enjoyed connecting with you on the internet.

    Love from Ros

    PS. If you've run out of pictures of Churches, post some photos of your shoes?

  4. What a beautiful part of the country you live in. That is a gorgeous view.

    Perhaps you can just simply call this Mary's Blog. Hope your migrain went away.

  5. Thanks everyone. The migraine did go away. Thank God.