Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hallowe'en is NOT a wiccan holiday

Just because a Christian holiday falls on the same day as another holiday doesn't mean that the the Catholic Holiday started in paganism. All Saints (All Hallows Day) is a Catholic holiday, a Cathoic day to honour all the saints, canonized and uncanonized, that have achieved beatific vision. If the new converts of a centuries ago inculturated and repurposed the pagan rituals it doesn't mean the Feast of All Saints or it's Eve has pagan roots. ( As far as I know pagans don't have saints, so they can't have All Saint's Day As for certain aspects of all Hallows Eve. Trick or Treating, or dressingup or going from house to house, may or may not be remnants of the celtic Beltain or Samhain or whatever "ain" that might have existed centuries ago but any of the pagan religious connotations have long been removed and replaced with Christian overtones and undertones centuries ago. (BTW I don't care what tradition came from where- so any info you want to impart, please understand I don't care. Whatever the reason they used to do it, doesn't matter, That's not why it's done now.) So in essence all that really remains linking the two hoiidays is the date and dressing up, BTW and the dressing up of chilren came way later. Further don't know about you but ghosts ( souls ) are Christian, Vampires are Transylvanian. Frankestein's Monster comes from literature etc. Skeletons come Anatomy, Witches, and evil Queens were created by the Brothers Grimm. Animals come from nature. Oh and Superheroes are definitely not Wiccan. What I don't see are little kiddies dressed like the Wiccan god(dess) Whatever October 31 used to be called centuries ago, that isn't want it is now.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

On Fall Cleaning...... House, Oven, and Soul

Well, I wasn't actually planning on doing the fall cleaning, prep house for winter until next week, but the co-op has pest control coming in, so I decided to move the deep clean up.

I started with the upstairs.  Did the bedrooms, mainly getting rid of clothes that we don't wear or haven't worn in 5 years.  I am not ever getting into that little black dress again. Why is it taking up a coat hanger.  There are also a myriad of broken toys torn books ( Frodo inherited books from his sisters, and some were falling apart before he got them) Anyhoo.  The bedrooms produced 7 large garbage bags of trash.  And 1 bag of clothes for the "Help Yourself Pile" or the Good Will, Saint Vincent de Paul.etc etc

The Tiles in the bathroom are finally clean  and clear of the sopa scum and mildew stains.  (Scrubbing Bubbles really does work better than anything else.)

To make my life easier today, Bear made Sunday dinner. (Roast Stuffed Turkey) mashed potatoes, gravey etc.  Anyway. after dinner I am doing the dishes and the roasting pan is driving me bonkers.  And then it hits me.  I'll just put in the oven and put the oven on a two hours self clean.  Kill two birds with one stone.

I've taken the long way to get to the point of my story.  As I was debating how long a cleaning cycle I should program, I started thinking about how God decides the length of time we get in purgatory.

With the oven.  The dirtier it is or the longer it has gone with cleaning the longer it needs to run in order to clean the oven.  The same can be said of our length of time in purgatory.

The less often I use the oven or the more often I clean it the less time I need to run the clean cycle.

The less I sin (stain my soul) or the more often I seek confession, absolution and gain indulgences, then the less time I will spend in purgatory.

Sometimes God hits me with a two by four, and then there are times He hits me upside the head with a 2 X8.  It's time I put my (soul) oven through a  (confession and absolution )
2 hour cycle before it gets away from me and I need the (purgatory) 4 1/2 hour deep clean.

Peace, and Happy Sunday

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Guess the name of the flower and its meaning


Post it on your blog and see what answers you get. 
Correct answer in 24 hours.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Listen Up Primitive Screw Heads

Her Hormones may NOT MAKE YOU an IDIOT; They just help her realize YOU ARE BEING ONE.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Saint Anthony, Look Around

Tony, Tony
Please come down
Something is lost and can't be found.!
Yup!.  and yet I distincly remember putting it somewhere and it isn't there.  Why do I fear Frodo thought it would be better somewhere else.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Heard on the Bus: On Husbands and Wives

I am on bus reading A Clash of Kings when I overhear a woman on her cell phone complaining about her husband.

Woman: .........something something wasn't paying attention yet then...  He makes plans to take out his mother, or go out with friends, and he says it's because he doesn't see them often something  ......  I don't mind when he takes his mother out, or goes out with his friends.  .......  It isn't about how often he goes out with them. it's about how he doesn't take me out........... ... Yes, I've taken him to something he likes, but he never makes plans to take me out............He says that he doesn't think about taking me out because he sees me everyday.....Yeah, I know he may be right...... All that means is that he never chooses to spend time with me; I'm the default setting.
At that point she got off the bus.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Patroness of Canada

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha was canonized in Rome.  Canada's first aboriginal saint

I guess this litany should be renamed, but until that is done officially it remains. 

Litany of the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

(Litany of Kahnawake)

1717PortraitofKateriLord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Jesus, hear us. Jesus, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us. Holy Catherine Tekakwitha, pray for us.Holy young virgin, pray for us. Spouse of Christ, pray for us. Daughter of Mary, Mother of God, pray for us. Lily of purity, pray for us. Consoler of the Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Courage of the afflicted, pray for us.Leader of the true faith through the love of Mary, Mother of God, pray for us. Servant to the sick, pray for us.Great servant of God, pray for us.Spiritual sister, pray for us. Guardian of chastity, pray for us. Reliever of the temptations of the flesh, pray for us. Imitator of our Lord in prayer, pray for us. Deliverer of the persecuted, pray for us. Virgin of patience, pray for us. Virgin of penance, pray for us. Virgin most obedient, pray for us. Virgin most humble, pray for us. Virgin, Blessed Catherine Tekakwitha, pray for us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord! Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord!Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Pray for us, O holy, daughter of the Mother of God, that we find Christ through you, Catherine Tekakwitha.

Let us pray. Catherine Tekakwitha who made her mother the Immaculate Mary, Mother of God, and has given herself as the spouse to Christ. Catherine Tekakwitha lead us on the road to Heaven and without ever abandoning us during this travel, as God the Father had guided you in your voyage without ever abandoning you. Through you with your eternal spouse, Jesus Christ. Amen

Friday, October 19, 2012

You've (I've) lost that Lovin' Feelin' - Righteous Brothers

Dale Price, every once in a while, gives us something from Youtube that make us
a) cringe,
b) laugh, 
c) cry
d) puke

I am therefore giving you something from youtube that will hopefully make you nostalgic. If you don't remember the song, sshh, don't mention it.  

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Arwen has boy troubles?

Boy to Arwen: You are WIERD!

Arwen to boy: I know I am. Deal with it.

That's my girl.

Like February 29, October 15a day to be celebrated

February 29, 1984 Pierre Elliot Trudeau after a long walk in the snow decided to step down as Prime Minister.  For some the only bad part of his decidind to step down on the 29th of February is that it could only be celebrated every four years.

October 15, 2012 Dalton James Patrick McGuinty announced he was stepping down as Premier.  Unike Trudeau's retirement, this one can be celebrated every year.

Good riddance to bad rubbish

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Why O Why Didn't I Pick Up on the Cues

Months o many months ago Frodo learned to drink from a sippy cup.. Not much, he really didn't like it but hey he learned to get the milk, water, juice what have you from the sippy cup to the  his mouth and swallow into his stomach.  But he had the awful habit of turning his sippy cup over until the valve came off and the liquid sprinkled all over the floor, his chair, himself.  So I put kept him on the bottle for most of the day and only had him on a few sips from the sippy cup throughout the day. Actually this is a poor excuse he used to sprinkle the furniture using his bottle too.  So I could have weaned him months ago.  But he would wake up at night and well someone in the house thought it was just easier to get him back to  bed with a bottle, at two in the morning whatever works, right??  Well try getting him back to bed at 2 am now that there is no nipple in the house.

Then I stopped giving him the sippy cup, it just got confusing and tiring.  Really he knew that sooner or later in the day he was getting a bottle so why actually drink from the cup. What I should have done was throw out the bottles at the first sign he knew how to drink from the sippy cup.  And tell someone to rock him to sleep.  BUT NOOOOOOO, did I, no. 

Now, I am not a complete and utter idiot. He does sleep without the bottle.  Actually he stopped having a bottle at bedtime himself, he prefers to be rocked to sleep. And his last of the nipples tore so I just haven't replaced the nipple.  And today, he is just plain sulking.  I am going to have to just tough it out for the next few days.  (Arwen stopped nursing completely and on to a straight cup- no spout in two days at 18 months.) I could kick my self.  I should have done this when he was 8 months ago. Why was I so completely distracted.

Honestly, Frodo has figured out how to buckle his stroller restraints. and today just learned to turn a door handle and push the door open( bathroom door no less.  He can also unlock the front door. and climb and descend stairs.  So why is he fighting learning to drink only from a cup. He doesn't need it to soothe himself, he prefers hugs and more hugs. so what's going on?

I don't expect sympathy.  And don't tell me what I should have done.  Just writing what's going on.

Thanksgiving Day is Monday.  After he is comfortably off the bottle.  I am getting him potty trained.  It's time.  He takes his diaper off when he's wet/soiled or when he is going to wet or soil it.  Time to train.  If I don't succeed during Thanksgiving Week, then Christmas fortnight for sure.  Someone  had better understand that I know what has to be done and should defer to me.

Monday, October 1, 2012

We need a Counter Revolution-- no really!

40 Years ago the Catholic church had a revolution.  And no I don't mean Vatican II.  What I mean is the "Spirit of Vatican II" revolution.  This pseudo intellectual, out right lying interpretation of the Second Vatican Council.

I think this counter-revolution should be called the "Letter of Vatican II" epitomized by the reading honestly the documents of Vatican II and admitting that they lied to us all the way down the line.  It started with a few people lying and then those lies were spread as though true and so on and so on and so on, because there was no way for anyone to check them and so they could..

I say go to the Vatican archives (online) read the documents. see what they actually said.  Read the Letter of the Council and banish the false spirit that has permeated the Church for over 40 years.

We need a banner, a logo.  Anyone have any ideas? let me know?

Scripture to keep in mind

Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: [17] Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, [18] A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, [19]A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. [20] My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20


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