Friday Chit-Chat

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Friday Chit-Chat
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Fri, 03-04-2005 - 1:24pm

Just wanted to thank everyone for their prayers this week. It was rather emotional and stressful, but we got most of the answers we wanted, so now we'll just see if Essie has an infection or needs a colonoscopy (spelling?) ... Besides that, it was a good week. LOL A friend of a friend homeschools and gave me the number of a group that meets at the park around the corner from me, and some of those mums are Catholic, so that makes me happy --- potential friends! ... Thinking about how I should really make an effort to go to Mass more than once a week. Before kids, back in the days when I worked at a corporate office, I would go to Mass every morning right before work. Now, with such little kids, it just seems crazy. I'd love daily Mass and am thinking I should really, really make an effort --- you know, plan their clothes ahead of time, and all that

 

 

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Fri, 03-04-2005 - 1:40pm
Maria, you're a strong woman! Some weeks I don't even like taking the boys on Sunday, much less any more during the week! With two toddler

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Fri, 03-04-2005 - 4:59pm

Before I was married and had kids, I would often go to an afternoon mass that was offered during Lent. I always enjoyed it.

Then other obligations impose. Now I have homework and taekwondo class after school. And before school, just wasn't an option, either.

THis year, though, I have to be at school before my kids wake up, so my husband handles mornings. I looked at the Mass schedule, asked the priest how long it typically lasts (because it is cutting it close to be at work on time) and made it to 6:30 am Mass yesterday. Definitely a great way to start my day, and I definitely want to continue. It is offered 3 times a week.

Karen

 


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Sat, 03-05-2005 - 2:02am

LOL -- Strong? Nah, I haven't even gone once to daily Mass with them. I'm going to see if I can find a later one around here somewhere. There are so many churches. It's just my feeling like it's crazy with two little ones. My girl is behaving very well at Mass now finally, so it's just a matter of whether the boy will do all right. Hm.


And OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUCH about your tumor. My goodness, Nora. And to cut through the muscle? AUGH, that sounds so painful. I imagine it's going to take plenty of time to heal. Owie ... I'll pray that you heal up nicely and quickly.


And how has it been in Buffalo? Does it feel like spring yet?


 

 

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Sat, 03-05-2005 - 2:05am

Wow ... 6:30 Mass! That's so early! I would make it to early Mass before I had children, but that was still around 7:30 ... How awesome that you could go.


Boy, I wish (maybe I should pray instead, LOL) that we could have Masses in the afternoon on a regular basis, even when it's not Lent.


 

 

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Sat, 03-05-2005 - 9:34am

Four years old does seem more reasonable, but I agree that 2 (and 3) are still years that it's frustrating! Actually, we have to go to Mass with my family lately so they can help Rick with the boys, since I can't be of much help right now. My family lives close, but we have different parishes. I'm hoping James does well when (if!) I start taking him to the Friday Mass at my mom's school, I think seeing all the kids there might help. He does really well with the Our Father, and personality-wise he's on the quiet side. At least when he's not paired up with his little "very active" brother! Jack will be calm enough for church, oh, I'd say by about age 25! :)


As for the surgery, the incisions hardly bother me at all now, it's the muscle. Not really pain, but it's still sore and swollen. I'm hoping to be comfortable soon, I miss being able to cuddle with my guys! And Spring in Buffalo...maybe by June!!! LOL My birthday is in April, and I remember having snow as many times as not when I was growing up! It's still in the 20's now, getting snow every day. On the plus side, the Botanical Gardens here is starting their month-long spring show, and that is always nice to see and smell. As soon as I'm feeling more like walking around, we'll get out there for that. The signs of new life should cheer us all up!

Nora
devoted wife to Rick
and loving mom to James & Jack

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Mon, 03-07-2005 - 11:53am
I love mass in the early mornings. I used to be rather lax about it but now that ds is in school and I have to drop him at 8....mass is at 8:30. I don't really have an excuse any more. The girls do tire of the routine. I still attend at least twice a week with them. And of course there is bible study on Tue and addoration on Thur. I get some private time then...although nothing like going to mass. I'll take waht I can get while the kids are still at home.