Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
This is their last week to enjoy their vacation. Even though the bickering drives me crazy at times, I will miss having them around.
Let's see, what have we done?
---Swimming, and swimming, and more swimming!
---Play Spongebob Monopoly many times!
---Do some cleaning (a little :)
---Visit Grandma and have lunch with her
---Visit Dad for lunch
---See fireworks at Disney*land
---Go to the zoo
---And of course, do the spontaneous stuff that kids love to do like talent shows, play store, paint, color, etc., etc.
I'm sure there are some other things that I'm forgetting, but we've had lots of fun in spite of bickering.
This week, my plans are to make sure the kids all have their supplies together for the first day of school. We need to label their items. I think I still need to find a plastic shoe box that both of them need. I hope to take them a couple more times to the pool before it closes for the summer. The last day is Sunday. I also hope to take them to downtown LA on the metro line. It's a light rail transit system and they've always wanted to go on it. We can catch it by my mom's house and it will take us to downtown LA right where the skyscrapers are. There is a mall there and we can have some lunch, look around a bit, then head on back.
This has been a pretty mild summer, weather wise, than I thought it would be. I was expecting lots of days in the 90's, but pretty much it's stayed in the low to mid 80's. I'm not going to complain about that. I'm looking forward to the Fall. It's my favorite time of the year.
Have a wonderful week, everyone!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
WAY TO GO EMILY!!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
She has also set up an Etsy Shop. Go take a look at all her goodies. Lots of beautiful items!
Friday, August 1, 2008
Sorry for the blurry picture. My camera doesn't take close-ups very well. This is a shot of the chapter about Sins Against Truth.
What is a LIE?
A lie is something said for the purpose of deceiving others, which we know or suspect to be untrue.
A lie expresses opposition between one's word and one's thought; it implies the intention to deceive by stating what is false.
Lying is a sin even when it may be the means of effecting much good; we must not commit evil in order to obtain good.
Further questions asked are: When does a person commit the sin of Rash Judgement? When does a person commit the sin of Detraction? When does a person commit the sin of Calumny or Slander?
I happened to google this book and came up with an on-line version. It is not the complete book but it has a lot of information. You can find it HERE.
The other old book I'd like to share is this prayer book that my mother gave me. She has an exact copy from my grandmother, which was in better condition, so she gave me her own copy. I love that it is worn. It shows that it was used a lot. I have so many fond memories of this book, even though it's in Spanish. Ever since I can remember, my mother has belonged to a Rosary prayer group. Once a month she has gotten together with other ladies and said the Rosary as a group and then shared a meal together. She has been the official leader in the recitation of the Rosary and she always used this prayer book, which had a Rosary novena prayer and a litany of the Blessed Mother.
This prayer book is called El Devocionario Para Todos (The Devotional For Everyone). It was printed in 1942. Aside from the Rosary prayers, it has meditations, Gospel readings, novenas, and many more prayers. It is just a treasure to me. Besides the spiritual aspect, it is such a wonderful reminder of my mother. It is something that gave her strength and was important in her relationship with God.
I have a few other old gems, but so far, these are my favorites!