Home to deliver junk mail in the dusk, then dh came home from Newcastle – he’s been away for work. A friend’s son came over and I helped him with his uni assignments so it was pizza for dinner, with Get Smart, Battlestar Galactica, reading about St Ignatius of Loyola and reading from Acts about St Paul, for the year of St Paul. And catching up with my homeschool log.
Have printed out the Litany of St Ignatius, his prayer of surrender and prayer for generosity for tomorrow, his Feast Day, from the Catholic Culture website. And read about a Book of Jesuit Breadmaking – maybe we can make some bread tomorrow? I don’t know, I’m pretty tired and have a sore throat yet have another busy day ahead, then a Homeschool Teen Group Make Your Own Pizzas at our house on Friday, after First Friday morning Mass…But baking bread is fun!
Wow – we found a French Fry vending machine. Never heard of one before. So, we didn’t really need any french fries but we definitely needed to use this nifty machine. You put in your five dollars, and in 90 seconds ( well, ours took 105 seconds!) – out comes a condiment box and a cup of hot french fries. How exciting!
Talking to another mum last night, we decided that we all need days off to play. Otherwise our life becomes one of never ending work and obligations and grown-up-ness.
Today we said a prayer to St Christopher. Went to Mass – Fr. talked about St James the Greater, about carrying our cross. Went to the doctors, dh took our pilgrims to the airport. Then I took the day off!
I and some of the kids, with a friar visiting from Italy and another friar from our parish, went to the Sydney Aquarium and to the Sydney Wildlife Park. Had lunch out.
I enjoyed the afternoon of play ~ in spite of the rain. Will post pics later…
And , to make up for the day of play, I’ve had to catch up with work related stuff tonight. Just completed my monthly work ( Kumon) reports that I started last night after work, and completed my Kumon newsletter for August. Hooray! Off to have some dinner and watch some Get Smart with some of the family, then laundry and paperwork before bed. Good night!
In his homily last night, Fr. mentioned three words to describe Mary Magdalene ~
Grant me, O Lord, a steady hand and watchful eye. That no one shall be hurt as I pass by. You gave life, I pray no act of mine may take away or mar that gift of thine. Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear my company, from the evils of fire and all calamity. Teach me, to use my car for others need; Nor miss through love of undue speed The beauty of the world; that thus I may with joy and courtesy go on my way. St. Christopher, holy patron of travelers, protect me and lead me safely to my destiny. Amen.