Happy Birthday to my baby sister, Cheryl. (Also, this is Clayton's birthday, but we celebrated that on Sunday.
I woke this morning not feeling much better than yesterday. I feel nauseated, my neck is still stiff, and my head hurts.
We went down to Ionia to surprise Nina on her birthday. Melisa picked up Nina, and then we came in after they left and picked up Jamie. She was surprised - right up until Claire asked where Grandma and Grandpa were.
I would like to do some grungy lamps today, but I cannot find the glue sticks that Anna picked up the other day. I swear, I spend the greater part of my day wasting time trying to find things I misplace.
Word of the day:
The 5th Day in the Octave of Christmas
Today the Church celebrates : St. Thomas Becket, Bishop and Martyr (12th century)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 2:22-35.
When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, just as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord," and to offer the sacrifice of "a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons," in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord. Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah of the Lord. He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying: Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel." The child's father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted (and you yourself a sword will pierce) so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
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