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Sunday Nights..

….have become our take away dinner nights. More often than not, we buy takeaway food for dinner, more often than not after the 6.00 pm Mass.

And, more often than not, we have others join us for this dinner. Probably because they know I won’t be cooking so they won’t have to eat my food! lol!

Last night was Thai and pizza. A weird mix but it works for us. We had the same takeaway two Sundays ago – this selection gives the fussy eaters in our house a choice.

Last night, we had two visitors and lots of laughter .

It is an enjoyable way to start the week.

This week, we have the Feast of St Blaise.

And Shrove Tuesday ( Pancake Day or Fat Tuesday ). Unhealthy sweet pancakes will be for dinner, after the St Anthony Mass.

This day, the day before the beginning of Lent, is known as Shrove Tuesday. To shrive someone, in old-fashioned English (he shrives, he shrove, he has shriven or he shrives, ), is to hear his acknowledgement of his sins, to assure him of God’s forgiveness, and to give him appropriate spiritual advice. The term survives today in ordinary usage in the expression “short shrift”. To give someone short shrift is to pay very little attention to his excuses or problems.

On Shrove Tuesday, many Christians make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God’s help in dealing with. Often they consult on these matters with a spiritual counselor, or receive shrift.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. fast and abstinence, and we, again, more often than not, have fish and chips for dinner. A meal of abstinence after a day of fast…

And Friday, the first Friday of Lent, will have Mass ( well, we usually try to get to Mass on Fridays anyway) and then stations of the cross.

The kids and I are having a meeting today, to talk about some framework for this week. Lenten reading and penance. Finishing books. A report on Wollongong. More work on our postcard project. Latin. French homework. Writing out the Beatitudes…

Jonathon is in hospital today, gets his wisdom teeth out, so I guess its an easy week for him. 🙂 Uni hasn’t started back yet…And work as normal for Luke, Gerry and myself.

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