Congratulations to Benjy, the son of a friend of mine, who got 100% correct on the Know Your States quiz on his first try. Great job, Ben!
Well, here it is, the material (pun intended) for my next confession:
It looks nice from far away, just don't look at it too closely!
I received an email this past week with helpful household tips. I liked the one that said, "If you have a headache, rub a lime on your forehead and the throbbing will go away". I waited around all week for a headache to show up and finally my eldest got one. I promptly cut open a lime and made her rub it on her forehead. All it did was make her smell like a margarita - and make her skin itch. I thought about it and asked her if her head was throbbing beforehand and she said no. Maybe it only takes away the throbbing and not the headache. Oh well, I'm glad my children are so willing to let me experiment!
Just wanted to bring up spiritual communion again. I've been reading various sites and paying attention to what is going on in the world and it dawned on me today that it is not out of the realm of possibilities that we might, some day soon, not have easy access to the Mass. In that case, spiritual communion might be the closest we can come to the real Eucharist. Why not make it a habit now so that if this happens, you are already accustomed to asking Jesus to come and dwell in your heart many times a day?
Since I have a handful of friends that are already grandparents, I've been watching how they deal with being homeschooling parents (some with young children, still) and grandparents at the same time. From what I've seen, it is a bit of a balancing act. When I had my first child, I had my mother's undivided attention. I look at my own kids, do some quick calculations and realize that I probably won't be able to be there for them in that way. Well, at least I have a few more years of observation time to try to figure it all out.
If you live within the Chicagoland area, I just wanted to tell you about the upcoming performances of "The Seven Last Words of Christ". This year The Little Flowers Catholic Dance and Theatre Troupe will be putting on three performances: March 28th in Wheaton, April 4th on the South side of Chicago and April 7th in New Lenox. Tickets are $10 for ages 13 - adult and $5 for ages 5-12. Clergy and toddlers are free. If you are interested in attending this outstanding performance, just contact me with the details and we can arrange it.
Don't have anything else, so happy St. Valentine's Day to you all!