Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

This is the day we have been waiting for! Midnight mass was lovely last night, as usual. Today I will go to church again for mass in the morning and then for Evensong in the afternoon, and then to a Russian Tea. Hope all of you also have a very


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Since I post less often these days, I thought I would share some pictures.
These are of the visitation by Bishop Marc Andrus to my parish last month.

Notice that I am in all of the pictures? How did that happen?

(I'm the person to the left in each shot)

Also, to day is my mom's birthday so Happy Birthday Mom!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord

In this Advent season, I would be writing every single day (as I used to do), but I no longer have daily internet access and can't afford to. In face I couldn't even afford to get my mother a nice present for her 83rd birthday on Saturday. But here I am now and I want to take just a second to remind all of you who may be reading that it isn't Christmas yet. The is Advent - a time of preparation.

Therefore, my dear readers, prepare yourselves!

Monday, December 08, 2008

What's on TV??

You may have noticed that I haven't posted in a week. If you look back you will see posts from me throughout August, September, October, and November, but suddenly now a gap. Well the reason is that I have been having some financial problems and I cancelled my ISP so no longer have internet access. I do go to the library several times a week t check email, but can't really maintain a blog that way. Anyway, I will find some way to check in from time to time, so stay with us!

No money? No problem! I seem to be watching more television instead of going to restaurants or movies (or anything). I don't have cable of course, but there is still a bit on TV to enjoy. Sadly, there is no more Dancing With The Stars. I'm not even sure I will be watching that again next year. How could Lance not come in first??

What's on TV tonight anyway? First, a day at work.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Today is World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day , established in 1988 by The World Health Organization, is observed every year on December 1st and provides governments, national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations, and individuals with an opportunity to raise awareness and focus attention on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.

In 2007, the estimated number of persons living with HIV worldwide was 33.2 million and there were 2.7 million people newly infected. It would seem to me that there should be MORE attention, but each year there seems to be less.

I don’t usually do commercials here, but in support of World AIDS Day. Starbucks is giving 5¢ to the Global Fund for every hand-crafted Starbucks beverage sold today at participating US and Canada locations. There are other businesses that are doing things too, it just seems there are not as many.

Get involved! Spread the word. AIDS still exists folks and there is more work to be done. Go to or to to find out more.