Today is Palm Sunday. The church has been decorated in purple during the five previous weeks of Lent. Purple for the desert. Purple for the waiting. Purple in anticipation of what is to come. Today, if nothing else, people who walked into the church would have noticed the red. People would also notice the fresh… Continue reading Palm Sunday
Regardless of where you turn here in my area, there is a Friday Fish Fry going on during Lent. If you are not going to or working a Fish Fry, you are probably having pirogi at another church. Since the Photo Club I go to has food as the photographing assignment this month, I decided to take… Continue reading Lenten Fish Fry
Confirmation – an affirmation of a belief, a piece of evidence. These are standard definitions. I am, though, referring to one of the Rites of Initiation in the Catholic Church. On March 18th, the Bishop came to town to confirm my son’s class. There were 22 young people who were ready to take a more… Continue reading Confirmation
You would think that leftovers was a four letter word at my house. Once we have a meal, heaven must send little messages to my kids saying do not eat that again. Do not reheat. It amazes me that they will gush – yes, literally gush – over a dish but then not want to… Continue reading Leftovers
I hate to say it but you will have to head over to The Kitchen Witch if you are looking for me today. As part of “Won’t you be my neighbor?” over at The Never-True Tales, I am guest posting for Kitchen Witch today as she heads out on vacation. And, if you want to… Continue reading Looking for me?
No, I have not taken up reporting my taxes on a quarterly basis. I am, though, thinking it is time to review any of those goals, or if you use the term, or resolutions that were made back in January. Without accountability, goals and resolutions and aspirations are just words – but hopefully ones that… Continue reading A Quarter Ending
Have you ever heard those words coming out of your mouth? I am sure if you are the parent of a teenager, you probably have. I know I have. My biggest problem with those words is when it comes to something new in life – well, new relatively speaking. I want my children to do… Continue reading Do As I Say, Not As I Do
I am way behind. I acknowledge that Amber at Making the Moments Count gave me the Sunshine Award about ten days ago. Then, actual sunshine came to Upstate New York and I have been spending as much time as I can in the out of doors and the sun. I still have to work but am not… Continue reading Awards!
I have written about collegiate sports on many occasions. This particular occasion comes to you via an ad that the NCAA is running during the current basketball tournament. I have to write about something having to do with the Madness and my bracket is not the thing as it is dismal after two days of… Continue reading NCAA Sports
As I sit waiting for my oldest, I think I should have brought my brackets – men’s and women’s NCAA basketball. Or I should have brought my lap top. I could be writing. Instead I am scribbling words on a magazine subscription card. I just heard the weather forecast on the radio. I am thrilled!… Continue reading The Tulips