Friday, December 19, 2008

Cookies & Kids

tonight I go to the Youth Minister's house for the Girls Night for the girls in our Youth Group....making cookies and watching Christmas movies....should be fun. Just hope I'm not in charge of the cookies or they may be Cajun style! LOL

I'm looking forward to it. We have lots of really nice teens in the high school youth group. I don't have any kids in it. Mine are long grown but I still enjoy volunteering with the kids........someone's gotta like teenagers....may as well be me! LOL

Friday, December 12, 2008

Waiting for Baby Jesus..........

.....I love is like being pregnant waiting for the birth of baby Jesus...thinking about ways to a random act of's random act was to my waitress Gina at the Golden Corral....Merry Christmas Gina..........

Prayer to Baby Jesus in the Manger
O Divine Redeemer Jesus Christ, prostrate before Thy crib, I believe Thou art the God of infinite Majesty, even though I do see Thee here as a helpless babe. I humbly adore and thank Thee for having so humbled Thyself for my salvation as to will to be born in a stable. I thank Thee for all Thou didst wish to suffer for me in Bethlehem, for Thy poverty and humility, for Thy nakedness, tears, cold and sufferings.

Would that I could show Thee that tenderness which Thy Virgin Mother had toward Thee, and love Thee as she did. Would that I could praise Thee with the joy of the angels, that I could kneel before Thee with the faith of St. Joseph, the simplicity of the shepherds. Uniting myself with these first adorers at the crib, I offer Thee the homage of my heart, and I beg that Thou wouldst be born spiritually in my soul. Make me reflect in some degree the virtues of Thy admirable nativity. Fill me with that spirit of renunciation, of poverty, of humility, which prompted Thee to assume the weakness of our nature, and to be born amid destitution and suffering. Grant that from this day forward, I may in all things seek Thy greater glory, and may enjoy that peace promised to men of good will.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Great Googa Mooga....

....I thought this economy was supposed to be in a decline? This past weekend I participated in a home craft show. I did very well. Then the next day I sold 3 of my ACEO (miniature art) on Ebay..............

so while I'm babbling on, can I tell you I'm so sick of cold weather. Now you probably are thinking Joann, it's gonna be a long time until spring.......I know, I know. I just wish I could live in a perpetual summer........but that's not gonna happen in this life I guess I will just count down the days.

.....ohhhhh but then again I was just thinking I do get a few days in Key West to visit a friend in February so that will break up the winter for I just need to think of other ways to hurry spring.........

Monday, December 8, 2008

Weekend at the Beach

It was a wonderful (albeit cold) weekend at the beach (Ocean City, MD). It was nice to get away with my daughter for a girls weekend. We spent most of the time shopping...not for gifts but for us! LOL neither of us usually do that so it was a nice splurge. We had breakfast every day at our favorite crape place - Bayside Skillet.

Our shopping was mostly at the Rehobith Beach outlets. What bargains and no sales tax...take that Martin O'Malley!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Surprise Delivered!

So last night Jackie and I took the icon that I spent 6 months working on for the Daughters of Charity to them for their chapel. They just moved from Catonsville to a new house in Windsor Mills. It was a very nice house. We almost passed it because it was so big that we didn't think it was theirs. Of course I got lost a couple of times on the way! My usual! It was nice to see them and pray with them at Evening Prayer.

And.............I came across this video.....Bohemian Rhapsody Santa Style....enjoy...hope it puts you in the Christmas spirit.